A visit to Scotland, the Home of Golf,  provides the perfect opportunity to visit some of the world’s most prestigious golf courses. The first record of golf in Scotland dates from the 15th century, in 1764 the Links at St Andrews (now known as the Old Course) was reduced from 22 holes to 18, creating the standard course format we still use today.

Scotland is home to more than 550 courses – including links courses, parkland courses, heathland courses and everything else in between. Some fantastic courses are located closely to Glasgow, where IEEE IUS 2019 will be held.


The range and breadth of Scottish golf courses means that whatever your level and course preference, you’ll never be far from fairways and greens suited to you.If you’re new to the sport or want to improve your game you’ll also find plenty  golf courses in Scotland that are perfect for building your confidence, with professional tuition available and high-spec driving ranges to practice your swing.

If you are looking for further information on Golfing in Scotland, click here to view the official free golf guide.

Have a look below for information on nearby courses.


Pollock Golf Club
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About the Course:  Pollok Golf Club is Glasgow’s most prestigious golf club. Visitors to our city are welcome to play this beautiful tranquil 18 holes close to Pollok House and the Burrell Collection. Pollok, founded in 1892 was remodelled by Alister MacKenzie, who also designed Augusta, Georgia.
Distance from Glasgow: 2.5 miles (4 km)

The Earl of Mar Golf Course
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About the Course:  The River Clyde and the Kilpatrick Hills offer a stunning backdrop to The Earl of Mar Course.  Designed by renowned golf course architect Dave Thomas, who is best known for his work at The Belfry in England, this Championship course promises players a five-star golf experience.
Distance from Glasgow: 15 miles (24 km)

Royal Troon Golf Club
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About the Course:  The Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability. With the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom, accurate shot making is essential.
Distance from Glasgow: 35 miles (56 km)

Prestwick Golf Club
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About the Course:  The Birthplace of The Open Championship and one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, Prestwick Golf Club is one of the most unique and testing courses in the country. Situated half an hour from Glasgow on Ayrshire’s famous golfing coast it’s a must play!
Distance from Glasgow: 45 miles (75 km)

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About the Course:  Gleneagles is home to three Championship golf courses, all of which are world-renowned.  The PGA Centenary Course was created by Jack Nicklaus and was the Host Venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup.  The King’s Course is almost 100 years old and was designed to challenge even the most accomplished of players while The Queen’s Course inspires with its beautiful setting.
Distance from Glasgow: 50 miles (80.5 km)