Blairgowrie Golf Club, Blairgowrie, Perthshire

Founded 1889. Parkland Course

Blairgowrie Golf Club boasts two magnificent wooded courses in the Rosemount and Lansdowne layouts. Very much a hidden gem, the Rosemount Course in particular is such a terrific golf course that it should be included where possible and is an ideal foil to the many great links courses. The original Lansdowne Course, (which was later to become Rosemount) was designed by Dr Alastair McKenzie, of Augusta and Cypress Point fame, and later redesigned by James Braid. Blairgowrie is one of those courses that remind you that Scotland is not all about links golf! If there is room on your trip for one inland course, then give this strong consideration.

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Sightseeing & Tourist Attractions In Scotland
Great golf is only part of the story when considering what makes the perfect golf trip. Thankfully, the other essential component parts are all found in abundance in Scotland, not least in the sights to see department. Whether scheduling a day off from golf or filling an afternoon after your morning round, there are many options regardless of which region you are visiting. The below is intended as a very general guide to sightseeing in Scotland.


As part of a golf trip to this region, it is likely that you will stay in or close to St Andrews or Gleneagles. It’s also likely that you will be too busy playing golf to take in anything else but there are always options. Recommendations in St Andrews include the British Golf Museum, St Andrews Castle, St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Botanic Gardens, while venturing slightly further afield, the likes of Aberdour Castle and Inchcolm Abbey are also worth a visit.

Stirling Castle

Other possibilities from either St Andrews or Gleneagles include the many attractions in Perthshire and Stirling. Like the Highlands, Perthshire boasts its fair share of distilleries with two excellent options being the Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery in Crieff and Blair Atholl Distillery in Pitlochry, one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Other locations of interest in Perthshire include Blair Castle, Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff, Scone Palace in Perth and Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for a time.

The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret

Connecting Perthshire with Greater Glasgow, Stirling also offers many attractions, particularly from an historical perspective. The Bannockburn Heritage Centre and impressive Stirling Castle are both must-sees in Stirling, while the National Wallace Monument, through a variety of exhibits and displays tells the story of William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland.