golf

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee is ideally located for a golf break in Dundee & Angus or neighbouring Fife and St Andrews – ‘The Home of Golf.’

Stay in Dundee’s waterfront district and you have easy access by rail and road to some of the best golf courses on Scotland’s East Coast.

Our 120-bed waterfront hotel has storage for golf clubs and trolleys and is only a chip shot away from train services to Carnoustie and St Andrews – ideal for golfers who might also wish to visit the 19th hole after a round.

Relive Open Glory

Only 12 miles from Dundee, and reachable by a direct train service from the Railway Station beneath Sleeperz Hotel Dundee is Carnoustie Golf Links.

Carnoustie has hosted The Open Championship on seven occasions and the 147th Open, played July 19th to 22nd, will add to an honour roll of greats who have won around this most challenging of golf links – including Ben Hogan and Tom Watson.

In 1999, Frenchman Jean de Velde threw away a three stroke lead at the 18th hole and then lost in a playoff to Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, who started the day 10 strokes behind.

There are three other courses at Carnoustie which are gentler and easier to play, including The Buddon links, Burnside Links and ‘The Nestie’ – a wee six hole junior course.

The county of Angus boasts a wealth of great golf courses alongside Carnoustie. Downfield, Scotscraig and Panmure are all Open Qualifying venues and considered outstanding in their own right.

Downfield is an inland parkland course, tree-lined and picturesque, while Scotscraig – the 13th oldest golf club in the world – is a mixture of links and heathland and is buffeted by sea breezes from nearby Tayport.

It was designed by James Braid, a five-times Open Champion, and is known for its excellent greens and beautiful presentation.

Panmure is a true links golf course, with holes snaking out among dunes and back inland to a delightful classic clubhouse.

Close by are the links at Monifieth, home to two links courses – The Medal and Ashludie. Monifieth is where American Tom Watson first played links golf, a week before his debut victory at The 1975 Open Championship at Carnoustie.

Monifieth Golf Club offers a superb day package where you can play both courses with breakfast, lunch and a two course meal from only £80 (depending on time of year). Available Monday to Friday, April to October.

A little further inland is the charming Edzell Golf Club, renowned for some of the best putting greens anywhere in Scotland.

Staying on the Angus Coast, there is also Montrose Golf Club – the fifth oldest recorded golf links in the world – with two great links, the Medal and The Broomfield.

Unusually, there are three members’ golf clubs playing at Montrose over the same links but all three clubs will give you a warm welcome and traditional Scottish hospitality.

Dundee is also only a one hour drive from Gleneagles – one of the world’s finest golf resorts and the venue for The 2014 Ryder Cup. There are three courses at Gleneagles, The PGA Centenary Course, The King’s and The Queen’s and playing there is a bucket-list trip for any serious golfer.

If you have more time, try and fit in a visit to Blairgowrie Golf Club and play its Rosemount course. It’s less well known than Gleneagles but has a considerable reputation for excellence.

Head for the ‘Home of Golf’

From Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, you’re within easy reach of Angus and Perthshire golf courses, but are even closer to the #1 golf destination in Scotland.

St Andrews, the ‘Auld Grey Toon,’ on the East Neuk of Fife – is best known as the birthplace of golf – and is only 13 miles by car, and easily reached by train from Dundee to nearby Leuchars station.

Today, it’s one part golf mecca and one part academic centre of excellence, as its University is rated 3rd best in the UK.

The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous golf course in the world and hosts The Open every five years. It’s the course that most golfers dream of playing.

You’ll tackle huge double greens, fearsome pot bunkers, fast running links turf and iconic holes including ‘The Road Hole,’ #17, where you drive over the Old Course Hotel.

Remember to bring a phone or camera for your photo opportunity or selfie at the Swilken Bridge on the final hole.

While most people want to play The Old, there are six other golf courses open to the public and run by a charitable trust called The St Andrews Links Trust.

They are: The Balgove, Eden, Jubilee, Strathtyrum, New and The Castle Course – the newest addition which opened in June 2008.

St Andrews eats, sleeps and breathes golf and is hard to beat when it comes to organising a Scottish golf break.

Sleeperz Hotels is a golfer-friendly hotel and is delighted to welcome golf groups and golf societies for their Scottish golf trips.

We hope this information has been useful and helps you choose where to play when you next visit Scotland for a golf break.

As well as being close to so many great Scottish golf courses, a stay in Dundee means you are close to the city’s finest restaurants, bars and nightlife plus its cultural attractions – the V&A Museum Dundee and the RRS Discovery – both a short wedge from Sleeperz Hotel Dundee.

Happy Golfing from the team at Sleeperz Hotels!