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cotland is world renowned as the home of golf. It’s where the game was born and it remains a thriving modern destination for millions of golfers each year. There are some 550 courses in Scotland, of which 92 are true Links courses, but out of almost 10,000 holes which is the best one? That’s a question posed to more than 3,000 golfers in a poll by the country’s national tourism organisation. VisitScotland asked golfers to vote for the best opening and closing holes, a best Par 3, 4 and 5, as well as a best view and a best overall hole from a selection of shortlisted holes across the country. The result was that Tom Morris, the closing hole at St Andrew’s Old Course named after the legendary champion and course designer, was named the best in the entire country. Its neighbouring 17th hole was voted the best Par 4 in Scotland.

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Profile for Scotland Correspondent

Scotland Correspondent issue 5