Scotland - the Home of Golf. It is the country that gave the Royal and Ancient game to the world 600 years ago and it’s widely believed there’s nowhere better to enjoy a round of golf. History tells us that golf burgeoned on the East Lothian coast, in the towns of Fife and on the south-west coast in and around Prestwick. Fast forward six centuries and the game continues to thrive. Scotland is best famed for its links courses but there are over 550 courses across the country. Open Championship venues such as Royal Troon, the Old Course, St Andrews, Muirfield, Carnoustie and Turnberry entice golfers from around the world. But this is a country that is full of variety and the selection of courses on offer is unbeatable. Top inland venues include Gleneagles - with the PGA Centenary Course which hosts the Johnnie Walker Championship and will host The Ryder Cup in 2014 – and Loch Lomond, home of the Barclays Scottish Open since 1996.