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Fore! - When we play
Fore! -  When we play On the whole, the Scottish golfing season starts in April and runs to mid-October. Links courses, however, can generally be played throughout the year.
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Time for a Round?
Time for a round Being so far north, Scotland enjoys extended daylight hours throughout the summer months.
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Warming Up: What To Wear
Warming Up: What to wear Average summer temperatures run from around 65-75F (18-23oC) but this does not take into account the 'wind chill' factor.
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Game On!: Arranging a Round
Game On: Arranging a round As in any situation it is important to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Also how to arrange a round at St. Adrews Old Course.
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Getting Around: Caddies, Trolleys and Buggies
Getting Around: Caddies, Trolleys and Buggies Caddies are available at most of the bigger clubs but should be arranged well in advance.
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Don't Handicap Yourself
Dont Handicap Yourself The golden rule is, if you have a handicap certificate and a letter of introduction, do not leave home without them.
Phoning Home: Telephone Services
Phoning Home: Telephone Services If calling from overseas you should dial 00 44 and drop the first zero of the area code. Within the UK you drop the 00 44 and insert a zero eg: +44 131 becomes 0131 if in Edinburgh.
Show Me the Money: Currency & Credit Cards
Show Me the Money: Currency & Credit Cards Main shops, hotels and restaurants in Scotland will accept most credit cards. Visa, American Express and so on.
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Stamp of Approval: Passport Information
Stamp of Approval: Passport Information Visitors from all European countries except Poland, Albania and Bulgaria require only a passport and no visa.
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You Don't Say!?: Language and Customs
You Don't Say!?: Language and Customs It's worth noting that English is the main language spoken in Scotland and a good command of this is generally required to enjoy your trip to the full.
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Open All Hours: Shops and Bars
Open All Hours: Shops and Bars Opening hours for shops and most relevant facilities are generally 9am-5pm in all towns. Convenience stores open from 8am until 10pm-midnight and Some garages are open 24 hours.
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Help!: Emergencies
Help!: Emergencies To summon the police, ambulance or fire brigade, telephone 999 on any phone. There is no charge for this service but it should only be used in real emergencies for any of these three services.
Get Lost: Maps and Brochures
Get Lost: Maps and Brochures Maps are always a good investment in any strange country and the best for general touring purposes is the aptly named Scottish Touring Map.
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Travelling Tips
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