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St Andrews & Gleneagles

St Andrews is not only famous for the Old Course and its reputation as the ‘Home of Golf’, it’s also home to a historic university, medieval streets and the remains of its magnificent cathedral. There are 10 courses within the vicinity, including Kingsbarns, which has shot to stardom since it opened in 2000. As short drive inland will take you to the magnificent Gleneagles Hotel and its three championship courses, voted one of the best golf resorts in the world and host to the 2014 Ryder Cup and 2019 Solheim Cup.

St Andrews is nicknamed ‘The Auld Grey Toun’ but that doesn’t reflect the vibrant town center you’ll find today. This is mainly due to the youthful population attracted to the town’s university, Scotland’s oldest university and the meeting place for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The town is also famous for the opening scene in the movie Chariots of Fire, which was filmed on the gorgeous West Sands running parallel to the Jubilee Course. But there no doubt the Old Course, the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world, is the jewel in the crown. There’s no greater feeling than teeing off in front of the R&A Clubhouse or following in the footsteps of the world’s greatest crossing the Swilcan Bridge. After your round, head along to the Kingsbarns Distillery for an excellent guided tour of the distillery and tasting with one of the guides. Approximately one hour from St Andrews is the world-renowned Gleneagles Hotel and its three championship courses. Regularly voted one of the best golf resorts in the world, the PGA Centenary Course hosted the Ryder Cup in 2014 and will host the Solheim Cup in 2019.

Map of St Andrews & Gleneagles