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Golf Etiquette and Handicaps in Scotland

A few clubs will require a handicap certificate and letter of introduction.

The majority of Scottish golf courses are willing to allow players on to their course providing they have some degree of competence in playing the game and know its etiquette. If you are unfamiliar with the game, a golf course is not the place to learn, and most clubs reserve the right to ask you to leave if it is obvious you cannot play and will only hold up other players.

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