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What To Pack For A Scotland Golf Trip

By Brian Weis

Scotland is a fantastic destination for a golf trip. Here's a laid-back list of what you should pack for your golf adventure:

Golf Clubs:
- Bring your trusty clubs. They're your ticket to golfing glory in Scotland!

Rain Gear:
- Scotland's famous for its unpredictable weather. A waterproof jacket and pants are your friends.

Layers, Layers, Layers:
- Pack a variety of clothing layers because the weather can change its mind every 5 minutes. Think sweaters, vests, and a light jacket.

Golf Shoes:
- Comfy golf shoes with decent waterproofing to keep your feet dry on those soggy Scottish fairways.

- A sturdy umbrella is a must. It doubles as a sunshade if you're lucky with the weather.

Golf Balls:
- Be prepared to lose a few balls to Scotland's rough terrain. Pack 2-3 balls per 18 holes played. If you have a bad day and lose more you can always buy ball at the pro shop.

Golf Gloves:
- Bring a couple of extras. Wet gloves are no fun.

Hats and Sunglasses:
- Shield your head from the elements or catch a glimpse of that elusive Scottish sun.

Sunscreen and Bug Spray:
- Yes, Scotland has midges. Protect your skin and sanity!

Power Adapter:
- Don't forget a power adapter if you're bringing electronics.

Travel Adapters and Voltage Converter:
- Make sure your gadgets stay charged and safe.

Camera or Smartphone:
- You'll want to capture the breathtaking Scottish landscapes.

Golf Accessories:
- Tees, divot repair tool, ball marker. The little things that keep your game smooth.

Golf Towel:
- Keep your clubs clean and dry.

- Some courses have fabulous spa facilities. You might want to take a dip.

Casual Wear:
- Non-golfing attire for exploring, dining, and kicking back.

- Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, and the usual suspects.

- Don't forget any prescription meds you might need.

Travel Insurance:
- A wise move in case of any unexpected hiccups during your trip.

Cash and Cards:
- Money for greens fees, meals, and any souvenirs.

Golf Course Confirmations:
- Keep your tee time reservations handy.

Local Currency:
- You'll need some pounds for cash transactions.

Good Vibes:
- Last but not least, bring your enthusiasm for golf and adventure. Scotland's a golfing paradise, and you're in for a fantastic time!

Remember, when packing for Scotland, flexibility is key. Be prepared for sun, rain, wind, and everything in between. Enjoy your Scottish golf adventure!

Revised: 10/04/2023 - Article Viewed 2,251 Times

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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