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Scotland’s young people set to enjoy

Scotland’s young people set to enjoy

Jul 13th, 2018

Scotland’s Year of Young People is celebrating across the country’s summer golf events with a series of activities aimed at engaging young people in the game.

Loch Lomond voted best course in Scotland

Loch Lomond voted best course in Scotland

May 2nd, 2017

Golfers have awarded Loch Lomond Golf Club with the title of best golf club of Scotland in 2017, with an average rating of 9,41. The Golfers' Choice rankings are based on 350,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com.

Best holes in Scotland announced

Best holes in Scotland announced

Apr 26th, 2017

The closing hole at St Andrew’s Old Course has been voted as the best golf hole in Scotland, after a poll of 3,000 golfers chose it ahead of a formidable selection from the country’s world–class courses.

Visit Scotland run golf poll

Visit Scotland run golf poll

Mar 9th, 2017

VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s favourite golf holes from almost 600 courses across Scotland. 

Scotland's No 1 footgolfer

Scotland's No 1 footgolfer

Feb 26th, 2017

Gavin Craig, 28, is the country's number–one ranked player of footgolf, and In May he will join UK teammates in California, taking on the Americans in a three–day Ryder Cup style tournament, the Jansen Cup.

Why you can't sue your golf club in Scotland

Why you can't sue your golf club in Scotland

Feb 11th, 2017

A landmark legal case has dismissed a golfer’s claim against his club’s committee. It means that members of Scottish golf clubs cannot sue fellow members for personal injury.

£110 million benefit to Scotland

£110 million benefit to Scotland

Jan 28th, 2017

Hosting The 145th Open at Royal Troon delivered more than £110 million worth of benefit to Scotland, according to an independent study announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Scotland's oldest golf clubs gather at Kingsbarns

Scotland's oldest golf clubs gather at Kingsbarns

May 16th, 2018

Kingsbarns Golfing Society is celebrating after hosting a memorable grand match to mark its 225th anniversary. Played over the revered Kingsbarns Golf Links in Fife on a glorious spring day, the commemorative tournament was supported by representatives from some of the world’s oldest golfing institutions.  

Trump gives Scotland the bird

Trump gives Scotland the bird

Dec 13th, 2016

Donald Trump has given Scotland the bird by tearing up a legal agreement on environmental protection made with the Holyrood government, the Sunday Herald has revealed.

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

The Open gives Scotland £140 million boost

Jan 18th, 2016

Research out today has revealed that The Open Championship gave Scotland a £140million economic boost last year, a record amount for a golfing tournament in the UK.

2014 Gleneagles Ryder Cup Boost to Scotland

2014 Gleneagles Ryder Cup Boost to Scotland

Aug 31st, 2015

Golf can be a serious business when it comes to having a positive effect on the economy. A new report from Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Centre reveals that the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles made a contribution of £106 million to the Scottish economy, which is pretty amazing for an event that’s in theory only three days long.

Golf Tourism Strategy targets £325m value

Golf Tourism Strategy targets £325m value

Dec 19th, 2018

A review of Scotland’s National Golf Tourism Strategy has extended the industry’s target for the value of the sector to £325 million following a strong period of growth.

Dame Laura Davies named Solheim Cup Vice Captain

Dame Laura Davies named Solheim Cup Vice Captain

Nov 20th, 2018

European Captain Catriona Matthew has completed her back room staff by naming Dame Laura Davies as a Vice Captain for The 2019 Solheim Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on September 13-15.

Do you want the Best Golf ‘Job’ in the World?

Do you want the Best Golf ‘Job’ in the World?

Jul 10th, 2018

Ever dreamt of a job where you just play golf?  You could be about to swing into that dream post. Visit Scotland are offering one lucky individual a golf job with a difference, albeit it’s not an official job and only temporary for two weeks but who cares right?!

Doonbeg - GolfPorn

Doonbeg - GolfPorn

Jul 3rd, 2018

Writing on what The Trump is planning to do at Doonbeg has refreshed memories of a great trip there when it first opened. That was way before The Trump had anything to do with it. So we thought we'd share some amazing images that were shot of the course by Getty legend David Cannon. Enjoy!

Coul Links plans passed by councillors

Coul Links plans passed by councillors

Jun 20th, 2018

Plans for a world class golf course which will give a major economic stimulus to the north of Scotland have been given the go-ahead after councillors reiterated their overwhelming support for the project today.

Historic golf clubs toast a summer to saviour

Historic golf clubs toast a summer to saviour

May 26th, 2018

During a spectacular summer of golf, a group of historic golf clubs will celebrate a number of important milestones that coincide with The Open and the Seniors Open returning to Scotland. Links with History, which features some of the finest courses in Fife, has announced a run of notable anniversaries as well as confirming encouraging year-on-year booking figures.

MacDonald Cardrona Hotel invests

MacDonald Cardrona Hotel invests

Aug 25th, 2017

MacDonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, near Edinburgh, has completed a series of important renovations to its award–winning, Dave Thomas–designed, championship golf course.   

Highland golf is booming

Highland golf is booming

Jul 1st, 2017

Golf tourism in the Highlands is set for another boost with the staging of the Scottish Hydro Challenge at Spey Valley Golf Club in Aviemore this weekend.

2019 Solheim Cup date announced

2019 Solheim Cup date announced

Apr 19th, 2017

The 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world–famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

Changes at Castle Stuart

Changes at Castle Stuart

Mar 21st, 2017

A new kind of challenge awaits players returning to the renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links when it opens for the 2017 season next week.

Investment for Musselburgh Links

Investment for Musselburgh Links

Feb 28th, 2017

Musselburgh Links, regarded by many as the world’s oldest golf course for continuous play, is the subject of a bid that could result in £10 million being invested in it.

Queen opens up Balmoral 9 hole course

Queen opens up Balmoral 9 hole course

Feb 20th, 2017

The Queen has opened up her Balmoral estate to golfers, thanks to a squeeze on corporate clients brought on by the downturn in the North Sea oil industry.

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Iconic Old Course Hotel to close

Dec 21st, 2016

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has unveiled refurbishment plans that will see the Five Red Star Resort in St Andrews undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym.   

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Nov 15th, 2016

VisitScotland and Aberdeen Asset Management have announced that the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will be part of the newly announced Rolex Series as part of an enhanced European Tour schedule for 2017.

Golf Voodoo at Royal Dornach

Golf Voodoo at Royal Dornach

Nov 9th, 2016

Golfers at Royal Dornach are being given spiritual advice by a Chaplain to Her Madge the Queen. Tampering with the Golf Gods is a dangerous game as we all know, so we have offered our own golf scriptures into the bargain...

Sandcastles in your bunkers

Sandcastles in your bunkers

Oct 1st, 2016

North Berwick Golf Club has revealed that it has had tourists walking onto its course and building sandcastles in its bunkers!

Scottish golf club goes crowdfunding

Scottish golf club goes crowdfunding

Aug 3rd, 2016

The Murcar Links needs money to secure its longterm future, so the club is launching a crowdfunding campaign, Friends of Murcar, to raise the money.

Castle Stuart and why we absolutely love it

Castle Stuart and why we absolutely love it

Jul 8th, 2016

Castle Stuart is hosting the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open for the fourth time it, and we were invited up to try out the experience and see how the course was shaping up.

The Foozler Goes Caddying

The Foozler Goes Caddying

Jul 6th, 2016

They might look like a bunch of ne’erdowells, but these golfing pirates of the Royal & Ancient (i.e. caddies) are the heart and soul of golf. The Foozler investigates  

King’s Course at Gleneagles reopens

King’s Course at Gleneagles reopens

Jun 27th, 2016

One of Scotland’s most iconic golf courses, The King’s Course at Gleneagles, has been officially reopened after an extensive development programme to restore the course to its original glory.

Second course for Castle Stuart

Second course for Castle Stuart

Jun 22nd, 2016

Planning approval is being sought for a second championship course at Castle Stuart, which is about to host the Scottish Open.

Turnberry’s Ailsa Course reopens

Turnberry’s Ailsa Course reopens

Jun 5th, 2016

Turnberry’s Ailsa course has officially re-opened as part of a £200m investment by Donald Trump’s the Trump Organization.

Barra GC down to 15 members

Barra GC down to 15 members

Jun 2nd, 2016

One of the most picturesque golf clubs in the UK, Isle of Barra GC in Scotland, could close as it is down to just 15 members.

Muirfield loses The Open

Muirfield loses The Open

May 19th, 2016

Members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG), the world’s oldest golf club, have voted to remain a men only club. Consequently The Open will not be staged there again until it allows women to join as members. 

Whisky a go go!

Whisky a go go!

May 18th, 2016

It's the Brigadier here, and I’m up in glorious Inverness-shire to sample some fine golf and even finer whisky. I’ve had a lifetime’s training for this trip and I’m properly ready. I was born to do this. 

Joey Barton swings the wrenches

Joey Barton swings the wrenches

May 16th, 2016

Joey Barton was out playing golf with Kenny Miller at the weekend at the exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Course, and there are rumours abounding that Rangers are looking to sign him this summer.

GolfPorn from Cruden Bay

GolfPorn from Cruden Bay

May 10th, 2016

Here's an amazing bit of GolfPorn from Getty legend David Cannon, who is also an ambassador for Glenmorangie, the 'Spirit of The Open.' We've not played it yet, but after this it's on the list! Wowzers....

New Jack Nicklaus course gets approval

New Jack Nicklaus course gets approval

May 7th, 2016

After a long debate following months of argument, Aberdeenshire councillors have agreed plans for a championship golf course to be built in Stonehaven. 

Jean Van de Velde returns to Carnousite

Jean Van de Velde returns to Carnousite

Apr 19th, 2016

Jean Van de Velde will turn 50 later next month, which will make him eligible for the Senior event the week after July's Open Championship. And where will that be? Well, Carnoustie of course!

Barra Golf Course goes Crowd-funding

Barra Golf Course goes Crowd-funding

Apr 4th, 2016

The UK’s most westerly golf course, Barra Golf Club, on the Isle of Barra in the western isles of Scotland, has turned to internet Crowd-funding to raise £30,000 for a clubhouse.

Maybole Municipal could be forced to close

Maybole Municipal could be forced to close

Apr 3rd, 2016

Municipal Maybole Golf Club has been in existence since 1905 and at the Memorial Park since 1924, but its future is now uncertain due to pressure on budgets at South Ayrshire Council.

The Seve Ballesteros Course Mystery

The Seve Ballesteros Course Mystery

Feb 22nd, 2016

We got called out on twitter the other week over the fact that The Shire was not the only golf course to be designed in the UK by Seve Ballesteros. So we looked further under the bonnet, and this is what we found – a controversial mystery wrapped up in a lot of anecdotal evidence involving the Dave Thomas-designed Westerwood Golf Club in Glasgow.

Bill Clinton wanted to be Scottish MP

Bill Clinton wanted to be Scottish MP

Jan 8th, 2016

According to phone call records from between 1997 and 2000, obtained by the BBC though Freedom of Information laws, Bill Clinton wanted a retirement job as a Scottish MP so he could play more golf.

Donald Trumped Yet Again

Donald Trumped Yet Again

Dec 16th, 2015

The Donald has been Trumped again, this time by the Scottish legal system. In a week where his name has gone up and down like a yoyo on middle eastern billboards, this time he has lost a case against a wind farm being built off the cost of Aberdeenshire in view of his Trump International Golf Links.

Gleneagles bags 2019 Solheim Cup

Gleneagles bags 2019 Solheim Cup

Oct 29th, 2015

Denmark, England, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Wales... your Solheim-Cup-venue-getting dudes took a hell of a beating!!! Yes indeed, Scotland wins the Solheim Cup 2019.

Fore Sale!

Fore Sale!

Oct 6th, 2015

If you’ve got a spare £1.75 million then this has got to be any golfers dream home and location. 19 Pilmour Links has an extraordinary setting right on the corner of Granny Clark's Wynd, the world famous road which cuts across the first and 18th fairways of The Old Course, St Andrews.