Golf is part of the fabric of Scottish life. It is here that the game has its traditional home, and here that it is better understood than anywhere else on earth. There is pilgrimage and pleasure to be had in this historic land and, to be sure, something for everyone. There is the opportunity to search out the ancient beginnings of the game, to tackle the championship golf courses, visit other redoubtable tests, as often as not laid out in spectacular surroundings, or leaven the visit with a relaxed round on one of the dozens of small, local courses that for the backbone of Scottish golf. There are hidden gems to be searched out from Dumfries to John O'Groats and the pleasure will only be matched by the warmth of the welcome.