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ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF FUND TO HELP MORE COMMUNITY GROUPS

  The internationally-renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club is continuing a drive to help its neighbours by seeking new community projects to support. Big hearted golfers at the world famous club established a community fund in 2015 to help local groups, using a percentage of the net green fee income from visitors who come from all […]

PGA SHOW TO HEAR HIGHLAND GOLF PITCH

Robert Ratcliffe, Director & General Manager, Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch A delegation from the Highlands will be pitching the area as a leading golfing destination to some of the industry’s biggest hitters next week. Highland Golf Links (HGL), representing three leading golf courses and a trio of its best hotels, will showcase the area to […]

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 […]

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. […]