Mygolfdays is for the visitor, find out why...
Here at mygolfdays.com we have developed a website with you the visiting golfer in mind, Scotland has over 550 golf courses all waiting to welcome the visiting golfer whether you are local or internationally based. We have all the essential details on one page, no more trawling through website pages and pages looking for vital but simple information which in some cases is not available. Mygolfdays has done all the work for you and you will find all you need on one simple page
Contact and Facilities
All the contact details - addresses, postcode, Telephone numbers, email address and website address. A big red Hotels.com button when clicked will show a list of hotels near the golf course should you wish to organise an overnight stay. A brief summary as described by the golf club. The essential course,clubhouse facilities, pro shop, equipment hire, practice and warm up facilities all on one page.
Most of the golf clubs have provided mygolfdays with a scorecard and course layout copy for you to check out. There is a 3 day weather forecast provided by accuweather. A Google map showing the location, Google reviews, a link to give written choice of directions and a button to show a satellite image of the course.
Scotland is not the largest country in the world but in golfing terms it is undoubtebly the golfing capital of the world
Scotlands, British Open Championship Golf Courses
There are roughly 550 golf courses in Scotland which is more courses per head of the population than anywhere else in the world
The traditional Scottish Links courses are courses set in coastal areas which refers to a links course as being a rough grassy area between the sea and land. The links soil is sandy in nature and is renowned for the fast drainage which provides a firm surface all year round even in winter time being near the coast they are often frost and snow free. Rough is penal on a links course, it is allowed to grow to knee height and very difficult to extract a golf ball without penalty.
Because of the undulating nature of this terrain links holes were shaped to take into account the natural topography and normally designed 9 out and 9 in. Wind plays a factor around links courses which do not have sheltered wooded areas and are wide open to the coastal elements
Normally located inland Parkland Courses are lush and green with narrow fairways enclosed by rough and trees. If you think of a long beautiful narrow strips of grass bordered by an abundance of trees with well manicured greens at the end you have a typical Parkland Course. Parkland courses are more inclined to have artificial hazards introduced but the course architect will use any existing features provided by the topography of the chosen ground
The parkland ground type is more likely to get waterlogged because of the soil type and quite often will need drainage solutions applied. When wet the ground conditions will mean the ball will roll shorter distances and course will become waterlogged and unplayable more easily.
Heathland or Moorland golf courses are generally built on higher ground. The fairways tend to to be undulating and uneven with sharp changes in elevation, the ground topography is all that is required to create hazards with a few bunkers added, they are lined with heather and gorse and even clumps situated in the middle of the fairway, trees if any are usually Fir. Because the fairways are more open they are less manicured.
The soil is sandy in nature but slow to drain due to the peaty under soil. A few of the higher courses are closed for lengthy periods during the winter due to the snow and ice. Being higher up the views from the courses can be quite breathtaking,add the local wildlife a visit to a heathland course is rewarding.