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News Items for 2015

RECORD NUMBER OF GOLFERS WANT TO PLAY AND STAY IN THE HIGHLANDS

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links We are extremely fortunate in the Highlands to have three of Scotland’s finest links courses all within a short distance of each other, making it possible to play all three during a short break. This is why so many golfers take advantage of Highland Golf Links’ Play […]

HIGHLAND GOLF NEARS £1 MILLION OFF-PEAK VISITOR INCOME

HIGHLAND GOLF VISITOR DRIVE PAYS OFF FOR LEADING COURSES AND HOTELS Leading golf courses and hotels in the Highlands are set to reach a £1 million milestone in off-peak visitor income. This year has seen a record number of golfing visitors taking advantage of Play and Stay packages offered by the partnership group Highland Golf […]

BLUE GROUP AGREES THREE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP OF HIGHLAND GOLF LINKS PRO-AM EVENT

A new headline sponsor has been confirmed for a prestigious golf tournament held at three of Scotland’s leading links courses. Blue Group, who supply world leading material handling equipment for the quarrying and waste recycling industries, agreed a three-year deal to support the Highland Golf Links annual Pro-Am, played over the internationally-renowned courses at Castle […]

BIG YEAR AHEAD FOR HIGHLAND GOLF

Neil Hampton, general manager, Royal Dornoch Golf Club  As we approach 2016, it is worth looking ahead to what promises to be a memorable year for golf in the Highlands with a number of major events taking place involving HGL courses. The latest news came when the PGA in Scotland announced the Northern Open is […]

MINISTER PRAISES ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB FOR INVESTORS IN YOUNG PEOPLE SUCCESS

A world famous golf club’s drive to improve work and training facilities for its young staff has won ministerial approval. This year Royal Dornoch became the first golf club in Scotland to receive the prestigious Investors in Young People Good Practice Award as part of a strategy for excellence on and off the course. Today […]

HGL COURSES HOST PAUL LAWRIE WINTER SERIES EVENTS

Fraser Cromarty, chairman Highland Golf Links Yesterday saw the start of a new winter programme for young players being run by the Paul Lawrie Foundation in the Highlands, with the three HGL courses all hosting events in the coming months. This commendable initiative teed off at my own club, Nairn GC, and is aimed at […]

ROYAL VIEW FOR NEW DORNOCH GOLF APARTMENTS

Robert Ratcliffe, Director & General Manager, Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch More accommodation geared towards golfing visitors to the Highlands will soon be available with work starting last week on new luxury apartments in the grounds of the Royal Golf Hotel in Dornoch. The initial block of nine, two-bedroom apartments – most with views over Royal […]

HGL COURSES HOST PAUL LAWRIE WINTER SERIES EVENTS

The three leading courses in the Highland Golf Links (HGL) partnership will each host an event in a new winter programme for young players being run by the Paul Lawrie Foundation from next month. The foundation, launched by the former Open champion in Aberdeen in 2001, extended its reach into the Highlands and North regions […]

TEEING UP GOLFING VISITORS FOR A HIGHLAND FLING

Murray Maclean, Deputy General Manager, Culloden House Hotel  Earlier this month I travelled to Tenerife to promote the Highlands and its wonderful golfing assets at the International Golf Travel Market. IGTM is an ideal event to showcase what we have to offer discerning golfing visitors, particularly the outstanding courses and quality hotels that make up […]

GOLFING IN THE HIGHLANDS: A TRAVEL AGENCY PERSPECTIVE

Alasdair Wells, Travel and Administration Assistant, Adventures in Golf (UK) Ltd I honestly don’t think I have had a bad experience golfing in the Highlands. My first experience was a family holiday to Brora when I was around 14 years old. We rented a house overlooking Brora golf course and I spent every day out […]