Top 5 Reasons to Take Dad on a Scottish Golf Adventure

Many people associate Father’s Day with golf, first because a lot of dads love to play, and secondly because the third Sunday in June is generally an excellent day to play a round. This year, instead of buying Dad a new tie to celebrate the day, or instead of hitting up your neighborhood course together, why not surprise him with a golf adventure in Scotland?

Here are our top 5 reasons why:

1. Bucket list-worthy courses

Any golf fan knows that Scotland is where the game of golf originated, and the Old Course at St. Andrews is known specifically as “The Home of Golf”. Other courses in the Open rotation include Muirfield, Carnoustie, Royal Troon, and Turnberry, where Dad can walk among giants at the most essential links courses ever built. If he grew up watching Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson dominate these courses, he’s envisioned himself playing there for years, so he’ll be thrilled at the chance to finally get that photo at the Swilcan Bridge.

2. Whisky

Scotland is known for its whisky, which your dad will know as “Scotch”. Even if he doesn’t have a favorite brand to drink, he’ll know how well-linked to golf the strong spirit is. Send him on a tour of one of the local distilleries to learn more about the history of this unique drink, from how the local wildlife and water affects its flavor to how distilling, aging, and bottling have changed throughout the many generations Scotch has been made. Our best pairings for Scotch and a round of golf in Scotland include Glenmorangie + Royal Dornoch, Tullibardine + Gleneagles, Glenkinchie + Muirfield, but there are many other options as well. (Find out more about our ideas on this classic pairing here.)

3. Castle Stays

Treat Dad like royalty and put him up for a night or two in a bonafide castle. There are dozens of castles that have been converted into hotels across Scotland, from grand five-star accommodations to cozy country manors that operate as bed and breakfasts. Many also offer hunting or fishing trips alongside their world-famous golf courses, too. And you can even book Dad a post-round massage (maybe sneak one in for Mom while you’re at it) at the on-site spa. Whatever your father enjoys, he’ll be sure to enjoy it more while he’s living like a king.

4. Edinburgh

While golf may be the focus of this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Scotland, Edinburgh is a world-class city that should not be missed. History, art, food, theater, shopping, and music — Edinburgh has it all, in droves. Dozens of festivals mark the city’s calendar throughout the year, and with the number of theaters, concert venues, renowned restaurants, and museums that dot the city, there’s sure to be something your father will be glad to visit. Even just an evening in a pub with a pint is an experience in Edinburgh.

5. Bragging rights

Giving your Dad a Scottish golf adventure for Father’s Day opens up a whole new level of bragging rights for him and for you. Sure, your father will have the right to boast about playing The Old Course, but he’ll also have the right to brag about his wonderful offspring. You’ll get to be child of the year, especially if you go with him. After all, why plan this trip of a lifetime without bringing yourself along?  

Ready to give Dad the best Father’s Day gift he’ll ever receive? Contact us today for a free quote on your Scottish golf adventure.