Out on the links on Saturday, hopes of a quiet 18 were dashed as he was greeted with shouts of "No Trump, no KKK, no racist US", from protesters waiting in the rough to let their voices be heard.
Three generations of one family were sitting in the sunshine in Edinburgh's Meadows park, just south of the city centre, as guitar chords floated across from the protest stage and a police helicopter whirled overhead. Snipers were also perched atop a nearby tower overlooking the vast property.
Wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with "USA" for a round of golf, Trump at one point waved at dozens of protesters who were chanting "No Trump!" just a few hundred yards away from a beach beside his Trump Turnberry course.
The paraglider sailed over Trump's Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland Friday night with a banner that stated, "Trump: Well below par".
The anti-Trump carnival spirit, complete with a choir, bagpiper and tambourine band, continued at the park with more speeches, poetry readings and music.
Discord over his other golf course on the Scottish east coast dating back over a decade means there is little love lost between Trump and the pro-independence Scottish government.
Protesters also launched a 6-metre-tall blimp depicting Mr Trump as an angry baby that had flown over anti-Trump protests in London on Friday.
In an outspoken interview with Friday's edition of The Sun, Britain's most widely-read newspaper, Trump said British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for post-Brexit ties with the European Union would "probably kill" prospects for a UK-US trade deal.
Trump questioned why Barack Obama had not acted on claims of Russian meddling if the Federal Bureau of Investigation had informed the then president ahead of the 2016 election.
Across the park, past wobbling toddlers and wagging dogs, a similar story emerged as Scots, many of whom were new to political demonstrations, enjoyed a buoyant atmosphere with serious undertones, appreciating the opportunity to stand in solidarity with like-minded people across the United Kingdom and the world.
While the president has blazed a chaotic streak through Europe this past week, Turnberry has received special recognition amid other Trump-issued sound bites that analysts say have undermined the United States' relationships with close North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
The BBC reported that protest organizers wanted to speak out against "Trump's politics of division and hatred".
"I think that those people, they like me a lot, and they agree with me on immigration", Trump said of the Scots earlier this week, according to Quartz, adding, "I think that's why you have Brexit in the first place, because of immigration".
Leading Democratic senators asked Trump in a letter Saturday to scrap the summit if he was not prepared "to make Russia's attack on our election the top issue you will discuss".
And John McCain, a leading Republican senator and Trump critic, said Mr Trump must hold Mr Putin accountable or not proceed with the meeting.
"I am confident that President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin will put America in a better place".