Sleigh's UK & Ireland Logo

Top Golf Courses to Play in 2023/2024

Some of places we are golfing in 2023 and 2024.

Arguably some of the best golf rounds in the world are to be had in the UK, with Scotland leading as the home of golf. With a history that spans six centuries, there is no finer place to play a round of golf than in the country that invented the game. Scotland has some of the finest and oldest golf courses in the world, and we can offer advice to best tailor the golfing experience you are looking for.

St Andrew’s Old Course

Often considered the crowning jewel of most golfing careers, The Old Course, is by far the most iconic course on the planet and you can feel how special the place is the moment you set foot on the grass.

Royal County Down

Regularly ranked 1st on Golf Digest’s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses’ list, Royal County Down Golf Club needs little introduction. The breath-taking location in Murlough Nature Reserve, provides stunning views during play of the Mountains of Mourne and Dundrum Bay, but the course can be a cruel mistress with narrow fairways and deceptive bunkers that demand excellent control of the golf ball.

Royal Dornoch

Hidden deep within the Scottish Highlands this spectacular course demands a dedicated golfer both for the journey and for in-play. Royal Dornoch is one of the most aesthetically rewarding golf courses in the world with natural wildness and beauty in abundance.

Top Remote Golf Courses to Play

Traigh Golf Course

This hidden gem is one of the most enjoyable remote courses in Scotland and holds the title of most westerly course on the UK mainland. Traigh is fantastic for all abilities with exciting holes and challenging targets abound. This beautifully designed traditional course offers the rewards and views of a classic seaside links – 100% worth a round.

The Machrie

Islay is said to be a “mini-Scotland” with a beautiful remote golf course included in its many attractions. It’s impossible not to be completely enchanted by the entire remote golf experience and the course is designed for golf the way it should be played. While on Islay there is the opportunity to visit many of the island’s famous distilleries including Laphroaig, Lagavulan, Bowmore, and Ardbeg, amongst others.

Mullion Golf Course

Mullion Golf Course skirts along the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula and is officially the most southerly golf course in the UK. The far-reaching views from the Towans above the cliffs are magnificent and the course is famed for its 11th hole, where you tee off on the cliff edge. What’s not to like?

let's work together

Could this inspire your experience?

Whether it’s finding a castle to host a big family vacation, organising helicopter transport for a remote picnic or arranging unique private cultural experiences, we are eager to meet every client’s wishes.

More ideas

let's work together

The Sleigh Family have specialised in luxury travel since 1974 and are now leading experts in the industry

Over these 49 years we have acquired extensive experience and forged strong connections across every inch of the UK to become recognised leaders in our respective fields.

local, cultural expert insight across the UK & Ireland

With luxury ingrained every step of the way.