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News Items for 2016

SCOTTISH OPEN’S LEGACY MUST BE MORE VISITORS TO HIGHLANDS

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links. It’s now two weeks since Alex Norén sank the final putt to bring the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart to a close, but the positive feedback from the event shows no signs of slowing. The weather was not always at its best during the […]

CONFERENCE WILL CELEBRATE SCOTTISH GOLF’S DESIGN MASTERS

Some of the world’s leading players in golf course design are teed up to discuss their craft and their Scottish influences at a major conference later this year. ‘Design Masters: The Scottish International Golf Course Architects Conference’ will be held at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness from 10-13 October as part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture […]

HIGHLAND GOLF CLUBS BECOMING STUDY COURSES

Neil Hampton, general manager, Royal Dornoch Golf Club The Highlands’ leading golf clubs attract players from around the world eager to experience our famous links courses. But they are also sought-after places of learning for those who aim to make golf a career. We currently have ten students working at Royal Dornoch Golf Club to […]

MURRAY URQUHART JOINS NAIRN GOLF CLUB AS TEACHING PRO

Former European Tour player Murray Urquhart is to lead a drive to enhance Nairn Golf Club’s junior programme as part of a new role as full-time teaching professional at the internationally-renowned club. Murray, who has been a PGA professional for 17 years and was a full-time competitive player for seven years, has joined Nairn from […]

HIGHLAND GOLF CAN TAKE OFF WITH HELP OF KLM FLIGHTS

Fraser Cromarty, Chairman, Highland Golf Links and CEO The Nairn Golf Club A new Inverness-Amsterdam air service which starts today will further increase interest in the Highlands for golfing visitors. KLM’s daily year-round service between the Highland capital and Schiphol Airport – one of Europe’s busiest air hubs – will connect to its worldwide network […]

NEW HEATHROW FLIGHTS TEE UP BOOST FOR HIGHLAND GOLF

Robert Ratcliffe, Director and General Manager, Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch From tomorrow (May 3), thousands of leisure and business visitors – from scores of countries on six continents – will be able to fly direct to Inverness from the UK’s biggest and busiest airport. And, in Highland golfing terms, British Airways could not have picked […]

RECORD ENTRY FOR HIGHLAND GOLF LINKS PRO-AM SPONSORED BY BLUE GROUP

A record number of golfers will compete this year in a prestigious Pro-Am tournament which is re-launching with new headline sponsors. The Highland Golf Links 54-Hole Pro-Am Sponsored by Blue Group will be held for the first time with new backers from 26-28 September over three world class links courses. Already 268 golfers in 67 […]

GOLF DRIVE IS PUTTING THE HIGHLANDS ON THE MAP

Tracey Milton, Sales Manager, Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness Scotland’s reputation as the Home of Golf is world renowned, but the Highlands is increasingly becoming a must-play destination for golfing visitors in its own right. Later this month I will be promoting the region on behalf of Highland Golf Links on the third different continent this year. […]

CASTLE STUART HOSTS FUTURE STARS IN PAUL LAWRIE WINTER SERIES

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links Some of the golfing stars of tomorrow will be teeing up at Castle Stuart this coming weekend as we host the latest event in the new Winter Series being run by the Paul Lawrie Foundation in the Highlands. As strong supporters of junior golf, Highland Golf Links […]

GOLF AND WHISKY: A DRAM FINE COMBINATION

Neil Hampton, general manager, Royal Dornoch Golf Club Golf and whisky are two of Scotland’s greatest assets and when they are mixed it is a heady and rewarding combination. Many visitors who come to these shores to play our revered links courses also seek out our finest whiskies. They are spoiled for choice on both […]