According to Wikipedia, the origins of the modern game of Golf can be traced to written records of as early as 1457. Golf has written fascinating chapters of history, and the profusion of golf courses, some of which are places of truly historic relevance and value, makes of Scotland a sought after destination of golfers from around the world.
The “Old Course” at St Andrews dates back to 1574 and is considered a pilgrimage place, a ‘bucket list’ indispensable, for golf enthusiasts, with free access to the public. Also a beautiful historic place is the Royal & Ancient Golf Course of St Andrews, which came to be the “home of Golf” and that would codify the rules of golf and it used to be the foremost governing authority for golf, well until 2004.
If you’re thinking how would you get started in the art of golfing, there is also room for beginners; there are many “golf schools” available, very famous and prestigious one is the St Andrews Links Golf Academy, having the privilege of being located in the very place golf originated.
Fife and beyond
Fife has an exquisite variety of golf courses practically everywhere, with nothing less than 50 “Golf Experience” available.
And Fife is also strategically well located for access to all other golf courses in Scotland, with famous courses renowned around the world, perhaps the most famous being the Royal Troon Golf course, having held important tournaments as The Open Championship, the PGA tour and the European Tour.
Famous too, are Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire and Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen. While Turnberry is a modernization effort made on an already existing golf links, the Trump International Golf Links is a brand new development designed by renowned links golf architect, Dr. Martin Hawtree.
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