Many people believe that a change is as a good as a rest, which is why many people opt for a break away from home and the humdrum of daily life. There are many ways you can do this, but an attractive option for many includes a stay in a luxurious, but affordable golf hotel in Scotland.
Whether or not you play golf, the Marine Hotel in Troon with coastal views of the Isle of Arran and overlooking the 18th Hole of the Royal Troon Golf Club is the perfect get-away-from-it-all hotel.
Try something different
That said, to really get away from it all, why not try something new? Learning to hit a golf ball over a considerable distance is a skill, as is gently guiding it into the hole in the green (and staying out of the rough!).
Trying golf does not mean purchasing and lugging a lot of equipment with you, however, as you can hire all the equipment you need
to try golf for the first time or enjoy honing your skills.
You will, however, need some warm, comfortable clothing, allowing you to walk the beautifully picturesque golf courses at the Royal Troon – the Old Course and the Portland Course. Of the two, the Old Course is the one that golfers covet, regardless of their handicap.
The challenging Old Course
The Old Course is a challenging one, with impressive views of the Isle of Arran to the West and Ailsa Craig to the south, and in 2016, it hosted the Open Championships, the eighth time it has done so. And you can play on this hallowed turf, which is considered a great experience – after all, who wouldn’t want to play the greens that world-famous golfers have played?
The Royal Troon is not the only golf club in the vicinity, however. Trump Turnberry, owned by Donald Trump is located on the rugged Ayrshire coastline and like the Royal Troon, offers both the discerning, experienced player and new-to-the-game golfers a plethora of golfing challenges. There are three magnificent golf courses as part of the Trump Turnberry Resort so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Prestwick Golf Club with a pedigree dating back to 1851 has also hosted the Open Championship like the Royal Troon, but it has a bigger claim to golfing fame: it is the birthplace of the Open Championship, making it a club with history and prestige, and amazing challenges for the pro and amateur golfer alike.
Suitable for all visitors including corporate clients
The one thing about golf hotels and breaks is their versatility, golf breaks in Scotland can suit everyone -from the lone traveller to a family group or a group of friends. It can be the basis for a break away or used to celebrate a birthday, engagement and more. However, golf and big business often go hand in hand, so the Marine Hotel is perfectly placed to offer both, with our stunning, flexible meeting rooms ideal for corporate getaways that combine both business and pleasure.