Being the home of Golf, which dates back to the 15th Century, Scotland offers our guests some wonderful golfing opportunities on some of it’s 550 courses located throughout the country and including some of the finest links courses in the world. Turnberry, Royal Troon, Old Prestwick and Western Gailes are legendary and that’s just Ayrshire! Famous course architects & players like ‘Old Tom’ Morris created amazing courses at Carnoustie, Nairn and Old Dornoch and Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course set in the beautiful Perthshire countryside is considered a modern classic. Jack Nicklaus who designed the course once famously said, “When the Open is in Scotland, there’s really something special about it’.
Aside from the courses at Gleneagles, locally Auchterarder House is brilliantly located for the famous Rosemount course at Blairgowrie plus Crieff, Pitlochry, Murrayshall, Muckhart and Dunkeld & Birnam golf clubs to name just a few. An hour away are the 5 courses at St Andrews and Kingsbarns just up the hill, which many guests say is their favourite Fife course. The Fife fishing villages of Crail, Elie and Anstruther have wonderful golf courses in a slightly more relaxed environment than the grandeur of St Andrews and the R&A. Ladybank is regarded as the one of the finest inland courses in the whole country and all these courses, whether coastal or inland, are set in beautiful countryside and offer guests amazing views of Scotland.
If you need assistance with booking tee times, we can help with this and also arrange transportation to the courses. Booking well in advance is advised, especially if club hire is required for larger groups. There are courses available in the Perthshire area to suit players of all levels and we can steer you towards ones which we think you will enjoy.
Finally, on the subject of golf, guests often ask about the weather and I am reminded of what the legendary Peter Alliss once said – “One of the good things about rain in Scotland is that most of it ends up as Scotch”.
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Auchterarder House is fantastically located in the heart of Scotland and guests can access all these activities with ease. Some are virtually on your doorstep whilst others are all within an hour’s drive. The roads within central Scotland are excellent and some are dual carriage way (just be careful of the speed cameras). Sat Nav works well in most areas and we can provide directions/maps as required.
Edinburgh, St Andrews and Glasgow are also within an hour away and it’s fun to leave the main roads when possible to explore the countryside and get up into the hills. Even these smaller roads are generally well sign posted and you shouldn’t get lost but even if you do, that’s part of the fun! You might come across a little country inn where you can stop for a wee dram and you will definitely come across some amazing views!
Accommodation for 20 people in 10 double ensuite bedrooms including one ground floor bedroom with fully disabled bathroom. Four of the very large bedrooms each have sofa beds for children if needed.
There is additional staff accommodation available in the Front Lodge.
Drawing room, library, dining room, inner hall, reception hall, cinema room, gym, sauna, shoot room, conservatory & billiard room.
Electric gates offer a high level of security to the property, which is surrounded by high trees and shrubbery, so very private.
20 acres of beautifully kept gardens and grounds, including a barbecue area.
A charming lochan (Scottish for small lake) stocked with brown trout. Guests are welcome to try their luck with a fishing rod.
Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports under 1 hours drive away.