Golf Carts in Scotland
Most of the traditional links courses in Scotland were not built with golf carts in mind and as a result, very few offer the option to take a cart. This is mainly from a health and safety reasons as the undulating fairways, deep bunkers and the close proximity to the water’s edge make for a challenging ride! However, if you are unable to walk a full 18 holes for medical reasons then many courses do have a limited number of carts which can be taken by those golfers who can provide St Andrews Golf Travel a medical certificate in advance. These are allocated on a first come first served basis in the event there are no registered disabled golfers playing. In this instance, a caddie driver may be required to drive the cart to ensure the safe navigation of the vehicle.
Below is a summary of what is available at many of the top links courses
- Kingsbarns – Carts are only available to those with medical certificates and must be driven by a caddie.
- Dumbarnie – Carts are only available to those with medical certificates and must be driven by a caddie.
- Carnoustie – No carts
- The Old Course – Golfers who are registered disabled with a permanent condition of disability may request a cart for use on the Old Course. Available April to October only. Driven by a qualified caddie driver. The cart is provided free but the appropriate caddie fee is payable. Disability documentation should be provided at time of booking
- The Castle Course – Carts may be taken by seniors over the age of 65 or golfers with a medical certificate, subject to availability
- Muirfield – There are only 2 carts available. Medical certificate required
- Gullane – No carts
- North Berwick – No carts
- Prestwick – Due to the terrain, there are only 2 carts available. Medical certificate is required and a caddie to drive the cart
- Royal Troon – Limited availability of carts
- Turnberry – Medical certificate must be provided on booking. Pool of 10 available. Caddie driver required
- Western Gailes – 4 carts available
- Cabot Highlands – Have 2 carts and golfers need a medical certificate and caddie driver
- Royal Dornoch – Medical certificate required
- Cruden Bay – No carts
- Royal Aberdeen – Have 2 carts. Medical certificate is required and a caddie to drive the cart
- Gleneagles – Carts are only freely available on the PGA Championship Course unless golfer has a medical certificate. A caddie must drive the cart on the King’s and Queen’s courses
Please note that all of the above information is subject to change