FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For golfers that haven't been to Scotland before the following information should be helpful when playing our courses.
Whilst it is necessary to be in possession of a handicap certificate on the Old Course (Max 24 for gents and Max 36 for ladies) and on Muirfield (max handicap 18), most courses in Scotland do not request to see proof of handicaps and there are no restrictions to play the course other than keeping up with the pace of play. If you are in any doubt, please do not hesitate to check with us during the enquiry stage.
There are several options for renting clubs if shipping is not an option for you and you still do not want to transport your clubs from home. You will find that most clubs have a good supply of rental sets which are new and of high quality. The average rental set costs approximately £35 per round but this can vary depending on the club and the number of rounds you are playing.
We do advise a caddy on most golf courses that can supply caddies. Caddies can be very helpful pointing you in the correct direction on blind holes, finding stray balls & keeping your putts on line on the infamous links greens but overall add to your whole experience. We can book caddies in advance on behalf of our clients but due to demand we cannot guarantee availability. Please also note that if you want to cancel a caddie request we need to be given significant notice as a cancellation fee may be incurred. Individual Caddies expect in the region of £50-£60 plus tips (£20-£30) Total of £70- £80 per round depending on the service you receive.
We are afraid most of the traditional links courses in Scotland were not built to accommodate golf carts so there are few courses that offer carts on the course.
If you do require a buggy then please let us know at the enquiry level so we can make enquiries at the relevant courses.
Scotlands weather is infamous for being so unpredictable. Somedays can have 4 x season in one.
The driest months are normally May and June which are usually drier than July and August. Our East coast tends to be cool and dry, the West coast milder and wetter. Our summer days can last as long as 10.30pm so you will have plenty of time to fit in your golf around the weather if required.
Be prepared and pack your waterproofs and any wind tops that can easily fit into your bag. Each course you visit will have very well stocked Professional shops so if you do forget to pack a sweater or need an umbrella or woolly hat you will have plenty of choices.