Scotland remains, as ever, the source and soul of the game of golf. A visit is equal parts history lesson and golf adventure. The modern game was born here in the 15th century. It began to flourish in the middle of the 19th century thanks to Tom Morris who invented equipment and designed courses that are still played today. Five of the nine current Open venues are Scotland’s and you are welcome to play them all. Each is a seaside, links style layout played through dunes land along firm, uneven fairways protected by pot bunkers to avoid from tee shot to green.