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Golf in and around Dundee

Golf in Scotland is very popular and accesible for everyone and Dundee is no different. With over twenty golf courses in the area there is no shortage of options for a day out on the course.

 The Queens hotel have been advising guests on the best golf courses for a number of years and we have compiled a list of what courses we think you shouldnt miss out on.

 Carnoustie Links Golf Course

Carnousties Championship golf course is generally regarded as one the toughest of the British Open venues and last hosted the competition in 2007 and will host it again in 2018. 

However there are other courses that are not as difficult. The Burnside is often over looked but offers a great challenge and golfing experience. 

 The Buddon is the newest of the courses at Carnoustie and opened In 1979. With a recent $1m investment the course is looking as good as it ever has and is as challening as it has ever been with the two new holes being introduced. 

Carnoustie Golf Club Website

Downfield Golf Club

This Beautiful parkland golf course is set in the Centre of Dundee and has been descirbed by Paul Lawrie (1999 Open Champion) as 'One of the finest inland courses in Britain.

This parkland course is great if you want to spot some wildlife during your round of golf. Downfield Golf Course offers a challenging and enjoyable experience for all levels of golfers.

Downfield Golf Club Website

Edzell Golf Club

Edzell Golf Club lies at the gateway to the Grampians in the foothills of the Angus Glens. This picturesque parkland course with views of the mountains is great for golfers of all abilities who also want to enjoy the scenary on offer. The course is located in the beautiful village of Edzell, midway between the cities of Dundee and Aberdeen in a town called Brechin.

Edzell Golf Club Website

Camperdown Golf Club

This Beautiful Parkland Course is set in the Camperdown Country Park. Camperdown is a great course for all abilities recently Camperdown course has been described in the national press as one of the 'Magnificent 7' courses in 'Carnoustie Country' and is a 'must play' for every level of golfer.

Camperdown Golf Club Website

Golf in Fife

Although there is no shortage of golf courses in the Dundee area it would be advisable for any golf enthusiast to make the short trip to the area of Fife but more Specifically St Andrews. 

St Andrews which is widely regarded as the 'home of golf' is a must visit for all golfers. St Andrews is only 30 minutes or so by car and offers some of the most spectacular and challenging golf in the world. There are some 45 golf courses in the Fife area all offering different levels of golf. However St Andrews can cater to all your golfing needs.

St Andrews

 The oldest golf course in the world and most iconic golf course in the world. With the famous sights such as The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker which are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.

However The old course is not the only course you can play when visiting St andrews. there are six other golf courses in St Andrews that all vary is size and difficulty. These include 

  • Castle Course 
  •  New course
  • Jubilee course
  • Eden Course
  • Strathtyrum Course
  • Balgove

St Andrews Golf Club Website


Dundee really is a great destination to base yourself if you will be golfing. With great local courses, courses that host the British Open frequently and the oldest and most famous golf course in the world only 30 minutes away, there will be no shortage of world class golfing when you visit the Queens Hotel Dundee.