Is it possible to create a list of the world's best golf resort destinations without including the centuries-old university town of St. Andrews? We don't think so. Golf is said to have originated on St. Andrews' Old Course (dating back 600 years), and those who stay at the Old Course Hotel receive the assistance of dedicated golf stewards for tee times and more on these historic links. In addition, guests also enjoy preferred access to the lodging's own The Duke's course, boasting a scenic heathland setting that overlooks the sea. After working up an appetite on the greens, golfers can head to the Road Hole Restaurant for fresh Scottish fare, and then retire to the Road Hole Bar, which offers a menu of more than 300 whiskies representing every operational distillery in Scotland.