Indulge in two of life’s great pleasures: a round of golf and a spot of fishing. Combined with top-class accommodation and you have the perfect trip. Here’s our guide.
Stay: Maryculter House
40 en-suite bedrooms, all decorated in an elegant style with modern luxuries and fabulous views over the River Dee or private woodland gardens.
Enjoy fishing in one of the top salmon rivers in Scotland. Fly-fishing is encouraged and a resident Ghillie is able to provide tuition and advice for novice anglers.
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club: A 25 minute’s drive from the hotel, this is one of the most testing and spectacular links courses in Scotland. The picturesque layout winds its way between great dunes, with elevated tees offering panoramic sea views.
Trump International Golf Links: A 30 minute’s drive from the hotel, all 18 holes at this excellent course thread their way engagingly through valleys and dunes and there’s panoramic views of the North Sea’s dramatic coastline.
Stay: Links House Hotel
15 uniquely styled boutique bedrooms, each named after a Highlands salmon river and decorated with the finest antiques, artworks and fabrics.
Links House is located close to some of the most productive salmon rivers in the Highlands. The area also offers some of the best wild brown trout fishing in Europe, found in the local lochs here.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club: Next to the hotel, this is one of Scotland’s most traditional and historic links courses. Tom Watson said it was the “most fun I’d ever had on a golf course”.
Brora Golf Club: 30 minute’s drive from the hotel, Bora is one of Scotland’s lesser known gems. A beautiful seaside links built on undulating duneland.
Stay: Waterville House
18th century Georgian manor house. 12 en-suite bedrooms, sauna, steam room, health facility and massage room.
Stay: The Lodge at Hogs Head
Enjoy luxury, comfort and old world Irish charm at the 48-bedroom Lodge at Hogs Head, right next to the golf course on the shores of Lough Currane in Waterville. Dine at the excellent restaurant and relax at the beautiful spa.
Waterville House has extensive rights on the rivers and lakes in the surrounding lands, which contain salmon and sea trout.
Waterville Golf Links: just a minute from the hotel, this is a classics links surrounded by the sea and one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. Combining sand dunes, firm fairways and subtle putting surfaces. A favourite of Tiger Woods.
Hogs Head Golf Club: Five minute’s from the hotel, this Robert Trent Jones II design opened in 2018 and features attractive mountain views and a series of spectacular clifftop holes.
Stay: The Europe Hotel & Spa
5-Star golf hotel in Killarney and one of the leading golf hotels in Kerry. Located next to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club and in close proximity to plenty of other world-class golf courses.
Fish on the lake with boat hire arranged at the hotel, or fish for salmon and brown trout at the nearby River Laune.
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club: Located adjacent to the hotel, it is comprised of three championship courses, including the renowned 18-hole Killeen course, venue for two Irish Opens.
Stay: Adare Manor
A stunning, huge 19th century manor house converted into a five-star luxury hotel. Superb dining and a world-class opulent spa.
The picturesque River Maigue flows through the estate and is home to trout and even salmon. The stretch of river is reserved for the exclusive use of guests. Hire equipment, fish by the riverside or hire a boat.
Adare Manor: Adare Manor will host the 2026 Ryder Cup. Set among 840 acres of pristine parkland, it has been called the most beautiful parkland course outside of Augusta National.
Lahinch Golf Club: One hour’s drive from the hotel, Lahinch is often called the ‘St Andrews of Ireland’. A world-class course which hosted the Irish Open in 2019.