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SCOTLAND, THE HOME OF GOLF

Posted on: April 24, 2013

Scotland Campervan Hire at Turnberry

With more than 500 courses spread across the land, Scotland as a nation, boasts more courses per head of population than any other country in the world. And we believe you can explore as many courses as you want by booking a Scotland Campervan Hire with us.

Origins

The word golf was first recorded in Scotland in the 15th century, appearing twice in an Act of the Scots Parliament of 6 March 1457, in the reign of James II. The Act, which ordered the holding of wappenschaws (English: musterings) four times a year for the purpose of archery practice, stated that “the fut bal ande the golf” (football and golf) were to be “vtterly criyt done” (condemned; lit. “cried down”) and “nocht vsyt” (not engaged in; lit. “not used”). Offenders were to be punished by the barony courts, otherwise they were “to be tane be the kingis officiaris” (arrested by the king’s officers). (Source: Wikipedia)

The first written rules originated in Scotland, as did the establishment of the 18 hole course. The first tournament structures developed and competitions were held between various towns. The modern game was spread by Scots to the rest of the world.

The earliest reference to golf is the purchase of a set of golf clubs by James IV from a bow-maker of St Johnston (Perth) in 1502. Where he played is not known, but it is likely to have been on the open ground called the North Inch at Perth. It is recorded that Robert Maule of Panmure House played golf at Carnoustie in the mid 16th century, as a wager for drink. Around the same time, in 1552, John Hamilton the Archbishop of St Andrews granted the right of the people of St Andrews to play golf and gather turf on the links, retaining his rights to the rabbit warrens there.

The Old Links at Musselburgh Racecourse (only 2 miles from our location) is claimed to be the oldest playing golf course in the world. Evidence has shown that golf was played on Musselburgh Links in 1672, although Mary, Queen of Scots reputedly played there even earlier in 1567.

Scotland Campervan Hire and Golf

Booking a Scotland Campervan Hire to go around the country’s golf courses  means that you can enjoy the game in a unique and scenic way. Scotland is rightly renowned for its historic links courses, as illustrious Open venues like the Old Course at St Andrews, Royal Troon, Muirfield, Carnoustie and Turnberry never fail to inspire and amaze. Elegant Gleneagles boasts three championship courses (the PGA Centenary Course is to host the Ryder Cup in 2014). Royal Dornoch in the Scottish Highlands is a timeless classic. Beautiful Blairgowrie in Perthshire is where Greg Norman picked up his first European Tour title. Dalmahoy near Edinburgh has had the pleasure of staging the Solheim Cup.

These iconic courses continue to attract awestruck golfers from all corners of the globe. Countless other courses are worth exploring, as the sheer quality of golf on offer in Scotland is unrivaled – so why not exploring by booking your Luxury Scotland Campervan Hire.

By hiring a campervan for your golf holiday, you have the freedom to enjoy limitless time on the course knowing that the comfort of a luxury campervan is only feet away.

Discover Scotland by booking your Scotland Campervan Hire with Roseisle, the specialists in luxury campervan hire.

Call us today on +44 (0) 131 653 5023 or email us at info@roseisle.com to book your golf adventure.

 

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