From the wilds of the Northern Highlands to the romance of the Borders in the south, Scotland is blessed with a wonderful selection of hotels and resorts scattered throughout the country, many of them with, or close to, golf courses. There's Ackergill Tower by Wick in the far northeast; the Marriott Dalmahoy near Edinburgh; Balbirnie House Hotel, in the Kingdom of Fife; Cameron House Hotel, on Loch Lomond just 20 minutes from Glasgow; and Sunlaws House Hotel & the Roxburghe Golf Course in the heart of the Border Country.

For those looking for unusual venues outside of the major cities, there are many rich choices: Glenturret Distillery; Floors Castle; the awe-inspiring Stirling Castle, considered by many to be the grandest of them all; Glamis Castle, Dalmeny House; and Hopetoun House, to name just a few.

Scotland offers endless possibilities for planners who seek its tranquil shores. Greg Norman, the "Great White Shark of golf," summed up many visitors' feelings about Scotland, when he said, "I find Scotland very peaceful and relaxing and I come here at every opportunity. It's the real home of golf and I love it."