Traveling across the world to play golf and absorb the culture is a thrilling opportunity, one to be seized and relished. Once you arrive at your destination, however, it’s a nice perk if there are many exceptional golf courses located within a small radius. Then you can simply unpack your bags, settle in, and spend more time chasing birdies, enjoying the scenery and your companions while you spend less time traveling between your accommodations and the first tee.
Another hidden gem is Murcar Links Golf Club which is situated in Aberdeen, Scotland. Dating back to 1909, Murcar was originally designed by Archie Simpson and later revised in the 1930’s by James Braid.
Carnoustie Golf Links is a 45 minute drive north of St Andrews. Carnoustie’s Championship Course has hosted The Open Championship on seven occasions, most recently in 2007. It is set to host the 147th Open Championship in 2018.