The Scottish tourism and golf sectors have recently renewed efforts to spread the word about golf tourism in this part of the world, and despite the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic it seems this could be a better than expected year for the whole industry. Private clubs, public courses, driving ranges and even the humble little pitch and putt venues are hoping for a major upturn in their fortunes this year.
Here in Dundee, we’re lucky to have so many world-renowned golf courses within easy reach of the city. Mention the word golf to anyone in the region and their thoughts will inevitably turn to the Old Course at St Andrews, less than 25 minutes away from the city, and Carnoustie, an iconic Open Championship venue that’s only half an hour from here.
It’s also worth noting, however, that Dundee itself is ringed by a number of highly popular golf courses, many of which are happy to welcome visitors from near and far. Our city provides the perfect base for a golf trip with friends, thanks to the proliferation of nearby courses, the wide range of accommodation options and, of course, the variety of choices available when you need to unwind after a round.
And if you happen to be a fan of the history and development of the game, a trip to the wonderful British Golf Museum should be included on your itinerary. It’s located just a few yards from the first tee and the eighteenth green of the Old Course at St Andrews. It’s a fascinating place, especially if you’re looking to find out more about this intriguing sport.
One of the most pleasing aspects of any golf trip is the opportunity to settle back after a round with a bite to eat and a cold drink, and to talk about what went well – and what went badly – during the game. We’d recommend making tracks to Dundee’s rightly popular waterfront area, where you’ll find a large number of superb pubs, bars and restaurants, many with views to sigh for.
The Scottish Golf Tourism and Visitor Strategy is an initiative that will last until 2030, with a view to improving public health, developing destinations and engaging with the local communities. Golf is quite rightly seen as a healthy activity for all ages, and Scotland is of course a magnet for golfers from all over the world. If you’d like to find out more, be sure to check our golf listings soon.
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