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News Items for 2016

HIGHLAND HAT-TRICK AS THREE COURSES PROVIDE GOLFING FEAST

Three of the Highlands’ most prestigious golf courses have been named in the top 35 best places to play in Great Britain and Ireland. Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Castle Stuart Golf Links and the Nairn Golf Club have all moved up the rankings in the latest list of 100 leading GB&I courses compiled by Golf […]

FINNISH EVENT WILL HELP START NEW YEAR FOR HIGHLAND GOLF

Murray Maclean, Deputy General Manager, Culloden House Hotel, a Highland Golf Links partner As 2016 draws to a close, we are reflecting on a fantastic year for golf in the Highlands, but we are also looking forward to next year and how we promote our region on the international stage. In March, I will be […]

HIGHLAND JUNIOR GOLFERS BUILD ON LAWRIE FOUNDATION

Golf stars of the future are competing at some of the north of Scotland’s leading courses in a second winter programme for young players being run by the Paul Lawrie Foundation in the area. The foundation’s Winter Series, launched in the Highlands last year, is aimed at helping junior players continue to play competitive golf […]

GOLF EXPERTS HAVE DESIGNS ON THE HIGHLANDS

Tracey Milton, sales manager, Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, a Highland Golf Links partner As a very successful golfing year in the Highlands draws to a close, we are looking forward to the area hosting another international event early in 2017. Design Masters: The Scottish International Golf Course Architects Conference is the first of its kind to […]

HIGHLAND GOLF VISITOR DRIVE PAYING OFF

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links, a Highland Golf Links partner There has never been a better time for golfers to head to the Highlands and new figures show record numbers are doing just that. This year we have seen the highest number of golfing visitors take advantage of Play and Stay packages […]

BREXIT DRIVING A GOLF TOURISM BOOST FOR THE HIGHLANDS

Neil Hampton, general manager, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, a Highland Golf Links partner Are there more American accents on our fairways in the last few months than usual? Anecdotal evidence is that more US visitors than ever before are taking advantage of the pound’s current weak position to look out the suitcases and the golf […]

BLUE HELPING ATTRACT RECORD NUMBERS TO GREENS

Fraser Cromarty, CEO Nairn Golf Club and chairman of Highland Golf Links The Highlands is blessed with some of the world’s finest links courses which already this year have hosted events such as the Scottish Open, the Northern Open and the Men’s Home Internationals. Next week our three leading venues will all feature in the […]

DORNOCH AT THE CENTRE OF ITS OWN ROYAL STORY

Robert Ratcliffe, Director & General Manager, Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch This week Dornoch is buzzing with golfing visitors as the town celebrates in right Royal fashion. As part of the celebrations to mark 400 years of the game being played on the famous links, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club is hosting an event to share […]

OLYMPICS COULD HELP FUTURE GOLF DRIVE

Everyone has been gripped by Olympic fever in recent weeks, with the interest intensifying as the Team GB medal haul increased. One of the GB golds of course was won by Justin Rose after a gripping final-hole victory over Henrik Stenson as golf returned to the Olympic stage for the first time in 112 years. […]

HOME INTERNATIONALS TEE UP ANOTHER SHOWCASE FOR THE HIGHLANDS

Tracey Milton, Sales Manager, Kingsmills Hotel, a Highland Golf Links partner As the prestigious Fairstone Men’s Home Internationals get under way this week at Nairn Golf Club, the Highlands has another chance to showcase itself as a major golfing destination. The pictures from the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open last month are still fresh in […]