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Scottish Golf

With a prime location, Edinburgh has some of Scotland’s most picturesque golf courses. All of which are easily accessible from the city and Edinburgh International Airport. With so many Edinburgh golf courses to choose from, why not start your golfing holiday at our central hotel? Then, you can enjoy some city sightseeing before heading off to the greens to score an eagle.

The popular game of golf originated in Scotland and dates back to the 15th century. James II, the King of Scots, banned the game in the mid-15th century because it distracted him from archery practice. However, it was later reinstated by James IV, who became an avid golf player.

Scotland then gave golf to the world and the rest is history. In the 18th century, the first 18-hole golf course was created at St Andrews. Today, Scotland is home to at least 550 golf courses, with Edinburgh itself boasting more than 20 courses.