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Princess Street Suites is VisitScotland Golfers Welcome scheme accredited, providing you with the ideal base for your golfing getaway. Over the years, we have developed an envious reputation as a destination for individual UK and International golfers and golf parties visiting Scotland, to play one of the many celebrated parkland and links courses within an hour's drive of the capital.

Edinburgh & Princes Street Suites

Scotland is ”The Home of Golf", so the Capital Edinburgh is an ideal base from which to play Championship Courses on the East Coast and Central Scotland. Princes Street Suites, set in the heart of the city, adjacent to Princes Street, is the ideal location for golfers to tee off at some of the finest golf courses in the World, and for spouses to enjoy the breathtaking architecture of the city, visit the Castle and other landmarks, roam the galleries and museums, and enjoy excellent shopping and first class restaurants in Princes Street and it's environs.

The team at Princes Street Suites can introduce you to a local agent who can arrange transport to and from the courses and advise on tee off times. The freedom of having your own generously sized apartment allows plenty of space to store equipment and clubs, and the flexibility to enjoy early breakfasts and late dinners if required before or after a full day of golfing.

With a wide choice of golf courses throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians - whether you prefer to play on sandy links with sea views or parkland greens, you will find at least one new course to add to your list of favourites.

Championship Courses Within One Hour From Edinburgh 

Read about the number of fantastic championship and prestigious courses within 1 hour drive of Princes Street Suites...

Local Edinburgh Golf Courses

Scotland’s capital has a great selection of quality courses with amazing views of the city and its surroundings - see our tips for the very best local Edinburgh golf courses...

The Origins of Golf

The word golf come from the Dutch word “Kolven”, which was a game played with a stick and a stone on frozen canals in Holland. A form of “Kolven” was introduced to Scotland by Fife fisherman on the East coast. Young fisherman would compete with a stone and a piece of driftwood on their way home from the sea.

A more recognisable form of golf was played at St. Andrew's in the early 16th Century, but the first documented reference to golf was when King James II banned the playing of golf in 1457 because the game was “interfering with martial arts and archery practice”. 

In 1552 the citizens of St. Andrews were granted the right to use the Links Land “to play golf, football and shooting at all times” This was later amended in 1599 to exclude the “times of the preaching of the Sermon”. St. Andrew's was awarded the title of the “Royal and Ancient”by King William IV in 1834. Golf's traditions and courtesies have been directed by the Royal and Ancient since that time.   

Call us on 0131 558 1600 to check availability and discuss your requirements.