Things you should know

Information on caddies, handicaps, dress code and much more

Caddies are available in limited numbers at selected TRAIL courses and vary in cost depending on whether they are senior, junior or bag pullers. Caddies can be requested in advance but cannot be guaranteed. Senior and junior caddies will normally carry 2 bags (a double) and it is advisable to hire at least one caddy per fourball. Fees are cleared with the caddy master and 'tip' is at the discretion of the golfer.

Golf Equipment Hire
Club hire is available at nearly all of our TRAIL clubs through the resident Professional/Golf Club Shops. It is best to book in advance. Please bring your own golf shoes and ensure they have ‘soft spikes’.

Pull Carts/Electric Carts (Buggies)
Pull carts are available at all clubs for a small fee. Electric carts (PowaKaddy style) and ‘sit on’ buggies are available in limited numbers at a number of our courses. Some of the links courses do not permit the use of electric carts. These should be booked in advance.

Handicap Certificates
A valid handicap certificate from your home club should be available to present at most courses.

Golf Lessons
Golf lessons can be arranged by SCOTTISH GOLF TRAILS with the resident professional at a number of TRAIL courses or booked directly on the day of play if required.

Dress Code
Smart casual attire is expected at all our TRAIL clubs. Knee length tailored shorts and collared shirts are permissible. There are selected clubs who require jacket, collar and tie for certain areas within the clubhouse. Please ensure you are fully aware of the dress code at any of the clubs planned for your trip.

Our TRAIL golf clubs provide full bar and catering facilities and golf apparel and souvenirs can be purchased at the well-stocked 'pro shops' at each course.

You should ensure that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tee time. Should your travel be delayed please contact the club and let them know so they may attempt to re-schedule where possible.

Course Etiquette
Please observe all normal course etiquette by repairing plug marks and replacing divots.


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