For Golfing Holidays and Golf Breaks in Dumfries & Galloway and south west Scotland

Bed and Breakfast, Scotland – For Golfing Holidays

Stay in a B&B in Scotland and Get into Golf!

Golf has gone slightly crazy when it comes to celebrity. For some reason, golf is a game film stars, politicians and musicians have embraced like no other. One of the coolest film stars around, Samuel L Jackson enjoys playing golf – so much so he has a clause in his film contracts dictating that he can play golf during productions. In a feature in the Independent (‘From coke addict to golf addict: How Samuel L Jackson found salvation on fairways to heaven’) he explains why golf is such a big game for celebs.

Bed and Breakfast, Scotland: The Home of Golf

When it comes to the Mecca for golf fans, it has to be Scotland. Staying in a bed and breakfast in Scotland is the perfect way to incorporate a golf holiday into your year. Dumfries and Galloway is an ideal place for a golfing break, with some fantastic golf courses to choose from. In fact, golfers really are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing from the Scottish fairways on offer.

Playing the Politics Game

And it isn’t just movie stars and celebrities who might be spotted swinging a club, golf is also a game for the movers and shakers of the world. In the States, there’s a strong tradition of golf and politics. President Obama has managed to fit the economic crisis and revolutionising the healthcare system in America with 32 rounds of golf in just 15 months. George W Bush famously spoke to the press after a suicide bombing from the golf course saying:

“I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive.”

Golf is clearly a game for the successful, the wealthy and the powerful with many taking pilgrimages to the official home of golf – Scotland. It’s not surprising then that Scotland is also home of some of the biggest golfing knitwear brands that have become global, cool brands – such as Lyle and Scott and Pringle.

Book Your Golfing Holiday!

But why is it golf lovers dedicate annual holidays to their passion, booking a bed and breakfast in Scotland, and devoting their spare time to the game? Samuel L Jackson explained in the Independent why he thought golf had such an allure for the likes of himself:

“It gives me a sense of peace every day and I can let go of the business of Hollywood, and the trivial things at home. The golf course is a great place to be, and to learn to live with yourself, finding out who you are…Thankfully, golf came into my life."

Bed and Breakfast, Scotland – Cowans Farm Guest House

Cowans Farm Guest House is a family run business offering bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in an idyllic location in Dumfries and Galloway, perfectly located for outdoor pursuits – including golf!

Book your visit today, call 01387 760284 or email your queries to: sarah@cowans.info

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