Top Touring Courses: host many of the top tournaments
such as the Open or are courses rated as amongst the
finest in Scotland/World. Price guide £80 -
£300 per round depending on time of year and day
of week. Many of these clubs have other less
challenging courses that allow visitors with higher
handicaps to experience the club history and
facilities without having to endure the test of their
tough championship courses.
Grade One Courses: are courses that many people
regard to be almost the standard of the Top Touring
Courses. Many of these courses are used for Open
qualifying or hosting less prominent tournaments.
Most of these courses require a handicap certificate
and have strict dress codes. Price guide £50 -
£80 per round depending on time of year and day
Grade Two Courses: are normally shorter at about,
or under 6000 yards. There are many excellent grade
two courses with good facilities, set in extremely
scenic locations with competitive prices. Normally
more fun to play for the middle to high handicap as
you get more shorter irons into the green and birdie
chances than on the championship length courses.
Dress codes are normally more relaxed. Price guide
£20 - £50 per round.
9 Hole Courses: many now have 18 tees so you get
the impression you are playing 18 different holes.
Ideal courses for the beginner or golfers looking for
a relaxing short game. There are many impressive 9
hole courses, especially the further north you go and
on the islands. Price guide £10 - £30.