What to Pack for a Golf Trip to Scotland

There’s no such thing as wrong weather in Scotland, just the wrong choice of clothing.   Being prepared is the key to making the most of your time at the Home of Golf.

The weather in Scotland can change very quickly, so dressing in layers, and having a good sent of reliable and windproof wet weather golf gear is key to having the most enjoyable round.

A thermal top is always a good idea to pack.  You may not need it, but if the forecast changes and you get a cold snap, you’ll be so glad you brought this with you.

Always pack more socks than you think you need, and at least two pairs of waterproof golf shoes are a good idea.  Having wet feet, is never fun, and the only thing worse, is putting wet shoes on at the beginning of the day.

At least two pairs of waterproof golf gloves, and a couple of woollen hats or beanies for golf are essential.

As most of the golf courses in Scotland are walking courses, it is very handy to pack an occy strap or bungee cord to help strap your travel golf bag onto a pull trolley.  Most travel golf bags are much slimmer than an everyday golf bag, and a strap will help keep your golf bag secure in the pull trolley.

Packing Checklist for a Golf Trip to Scotland

Golf Clothing

  • 7 x collared golf shirts
  • 4 x pairs of pants, shorts or skirts
  • 7 x pairs of golf socks (long socks are not necessary for men if playing in shorts)
  • 2-3 x golf sweaters, jumpers or vests
  • A belt (if needed)
  • Good quality hat
  • Warm beanie
  • Sunglasses

Other clothing

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Thermals – you may not need them, but if you do, you’ll be thankful you packed them
  • Gloves & scarf
  • Swimsuit for the hotel pool
  • Exercise/ work out clothing
  • Pyjamas

Smart casual clothing for non-golf days and evenings out

  • Trousers, slacks, a pair of jeans
  • Shirts, blouses, tops
  • Dresses, skirts
  • A wrap or cardigan
  • Non-precious jewellery
  • Jacket or blazer


  • Waterproof Golf Shoes (cleaned)
  • Comfortable walking shoes/trainers or sneakers
  • Smart, comfortable shoes for evenings

Wet weather – Regards of your destination always prepare for rain. Being wet is no fun!

  • A small fold up umbrella
  • Reliable and windproof wet weather golf gear – Rain jacket & rain pants
  • Rain gloves
  • Golf bag rain cover
  • Spare golf towel

Golf Gear

Make sure your golf clubs are clean. Give them a good wash before you pack them into your golf travel bag. Ensure that you have gone through the pockets of your golf bag and removed any old wrappers, score cards and rubbish. Wash and dry your golf towel before you leave.

  • Clean golf clubs
  • Golf balls (at least 3 balls for each round of golf you are playing)
  • Tees
  • Ball markers
  • 2 x golf gloves
  • Clean golf towel
  • Rangefinder (if needed)
  • Divot tool
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Pencil
  • Stroke counter (if needed)
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Ziploc bags in varying sizes – these are great for storing phones, wallets, spare gloves, beanies etc that you need at golf, on rainy days
  • An occy strap or bungee cord – very handy for strapping your golf bag onto a pull trolley and keeping your golf bag secure from falling off

Personal Items

  • Tour itinerary
  • Passport and Visas
  • International Vaccination certificate
  • Golf Handicap Certificate
  • Flights details
  • List of suggested restaurants, bars and ideas for non-golf activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Foreign currency
  • Bag tags
  • Light weight travel handbag and wallet
  • Business Cards
  • Spare fold up bag
  • Comfortable clothes to change into on International Flights
  • Large scarf or sarong
  • Book and reading glasses
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • House keys


  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair product for styling
  • Hair brush
  • Cleanser & Moisturiser
  • Make up
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Suntan cream
  • Vitamins
  • Medicine
  • Sleeping Tablets
  • Sea sickness tablets
  • Razors
  • Deodorant & perfume/aftershave
  • Face masks


  • Camera and charger
  • Laptop or Tablet and charger
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Fit Bit Charger
  • Rangefinder and charger
  • International power adaptors

Now you know What to Pack for a Golf Trip to Scotland, and you’ve got your bags packed, come join us on a golf tour to Scotland!

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