UK Golf Vacations
Invented in Scotland during the 15th Century, golf has grown to become a truly global game, with players now driving from tees to greens in hundreds of different countries. Scotland continues to uphold its legacy as the home of golf, boasting some of the world’s finest courses, particularly the historic links style of natural fairways and stunning sea views.
Make a pilgrimage to Royal St Andrew’s or revel in the 18 holes of Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Muirfield, Balcomie or Royal Troon. There are also many hidden gems on which to test your calibre with the clubs, like Nairn and Royal Dornoch, or the remote challenges of Machrihanish on the Kintyre Peninsula and the historic Old Tom Morris course of South Uist’s Askernish.
As befitting an international sport, there are many equally fine places to play in our other favourite countries. Challenge yourself to make par at Royal Portrush in Co. Antrim or swing sweetly on the splendid links at Lahinch, County Clare. There’s Sunningdale, Royal Birkdale and Swinley Forest in England to enjoy and we can even help find you fine French fairways like Oise’s Golf de Morfontaine.
Whatever your handicap, Turas can help you avoid the rough and birdie the best courses of Scotland and beyond. And if you need help with discovering the ideal 19th Hole, we’ve got that in the bag too.
UK Golf Vacations – Some frequently asked questions.
Our frequently asked questions explore some of the questions that clients most frequently ask, but we pride ourselves on the personal touch. If you have specific questions or would like to schedule a call to discuss your plans, please get in touch.
What is the best time to play golf in the UK, Ireland, and France?
The best time to play golf in the UK, Ireland, and France is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warmer and drier.
What is the dress code for golf courses in the UK, Ireland, and France?
The dress code for golf courses in the UK, Ireland, and France typically requires collared shirts, tailored shorts or trousers, and golf shoes. Jeans and trainers are generally not allowed.
What are some of the most popular golf courses to play in the UK?
Some of the most popular golf courses in the UK include St Andrews, Royal Birkdale, Royal Troon, Muirfield, and Turnberry.
What are some of the most popular golf courses to play in Ireland?
Some of the most popular golf courses in Ireland include Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, Ballybunion, Lahinch, and Portmarnock.
Do I need a handicap certificate to play golf in the UK, Ireland, and France?
Most golf courses in the UK, Ireland, and France require players to have a handicap certificate to play. The requirements vary, but generally, a handicap of 28 or lower is required for men, and 36 or lower for women.
Are caddies available at golf courses in the UK, Ireland, and France?
Yes, caddies are available at many golf courses and clubs are well used to welcoming visitors enjoying a golf vacation.
Can I rent golf clubs at golf courses in the UK, Ireland, and France?
Yes, most golf courses in the UK, Ireland, and France offer club rental.
We will be happy to enquire further on your behalf as part of the planning for your golf trip.
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The Turas Touch
Turas specialise in crafting custom travel itineraries for the discerning traveller.
Our specialist insight covers Scotland, England, Ireland and France.
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We work with a range of high-quality, specially selected accommodation options, from charming privately-owned B&Bs and country houses, to historic castles and fine luxury hotels in a variety of urban and rural locations.
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A luxury city centre B&B.
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Whatever you’d like to explore, Turas can get you there.
We specialise in working with clients to craft the perfect vacation, whether you’d like to tee off every morning or just a few games as part of a larger tour – we can help you get there.
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Turas specialise in bespoke travel itineraries for clients visiting Scotland, England, Ireland and France.
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