A passionate golfer might toy around with exotic Asian courses, a brief whirlwind of exciting American names, even that time on a business trip with the municipal links, but true love of the game is reserved for Scotland. Famous locations such as the Old Course at St Andrews are a pilgrimage site to those who worship at the shrine of golf, and they are also tourist attractions. Nearly impossible to book tee times and expensive fees make these worth a visit but surely not a longer golf vacation. Fortunately, the country is littered with stunning courses. While enthusiasts love the traditional links courses that seem to define Scottish golf, only a small percentage of the fairways are true to style. New resort courses are constantly in development. Between five star hotels, guest cottages, resort courses and the various golf styles that Scotland adorns, planning the outing can be overwhelming. Highland golf of the northeast to famous links of the southwest both balance famous historic clubs with lesser known greens. To get the most from a brief romance of Scotland it is best to hire a golf trip planner.