I began my back-roads journey where I had ended my first Scottish golf trip, at Kingussie, a couple of hours northeast of Glasgow.
5,411 yards; par 67 / kingussie-golf.co.uk / 540-661600; $48-$57
The village of Boat of Garten was named for a nearby river ferry, long since put out of business by a bridge. The golf course — known locally as "the Boat" — was designed in the early 1900s by James Braid, who also designed the Kings and Queens courses at Gleneagles. Willie Auchterlonie (pictured) has been a long-time member.
5,648 yards; par 70 / boatgolf.com / 479-831282 / $65-$75