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SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD FOR FRASER CROMARTY

A major driving force in the Scottish golf industry has been honoured with a Special Recognition award for his work promoting the game in the Highlands. Fraser Cromarty, the CEO of The Nairn Golf Club, was presented with the honour in front of more than 350 industry representatives at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards last […]

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HIGHLAND GOLF EVENT LEAVES ECONOMIC AND CHARITY LEGACY

A prestigious golf tournament has provided a late season economic boost to the Highland economy and to two major charities. The annual Highland Golf Links 54-hole Pro-Am sponsored by Blue Group was held this week at three of Scotland’s finest links courses – Castle Stuart Golf Links, The Nairn Golf Club and the Championship Course […]

CAPACITY FIELD TEES OFF IN HIGHLAND GOLF LINKS’ PRO-AM

The first shots were hit this morning in the Highland Golf Links 54-Hole Pro-Am Sponsored by Blue Group as a capacity field gathered at three of Scotland’s finest links courses.   Play got under way at 8am at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and The Nairn Golf Club, with more than 300 […]

GOLFERS PITCHING IN WITH HELP FOR CHARITIES 

Golfers taking part in a leading Pro-Am event next week will help boost the funds of two major charities in the north of Scotland. The annual Highland Golf Links 54-Hole Pro-Am Sponsored by Blue Group will be held from 2-4 October at three of Scotland’s finest links courses – Castle Stuart Golf Links, The Nairn […]

HIGHLAND GOLF LINKS’ PRO-AM SHORTLISTED FOR TOURISM AWARD

A record-breaking Pro-Am golf event has been shortlisted for a major award for its contribution to tourism and the north of Scotland economy. The 2016 Highland Golf Links 54-Hole Pro-Am Sponsored by Blue Group broke all previous records for the prestigious tournament that showcases three of Scotland’s finest links courses and provides a significant off-peak […]

NAIRN READY AS THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

More than 250 of the world’s best young golfers arrive in the Highlands next week for a major international tournament that helped launch the careers of Major champions Rory McIllroy, Sergio Garcia and Jose Maria Olazabal. The R&A, golf’s governing body, are making final preparations at The Nairn Golf Club for the prestigious Boys Amateur […]

FROM THE DESERT TO THE HIGHLANDS FOR GOLF PRO-AM

 A group of golfers is swapping desert conditions in the Persian Gulf for the links experience on the Moray Firth to compete in a prestigious Pro-Am tournament over three of Scotland’s finest courses. Two teams from Doha Golf Club in Qatar have joined the field for the annual Highland Golf Links 54-Hole Pro-Am Sponsored by […]

HIGHLAND HAT-TRICK AS THREE COURSES NAMED IN TOP 20 IN SCOTLAND

Three of the Highlands’ most prestigious golf courses have been named in the top 20 best places to play in Scotland. Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Castle Stuart Golf Links and the Nairn Golf Club all feature prominently in the country’s Top 100 in the latest edition of Golf World. Royal Dornoch’s Championship Course is placed […]

MATCHING TIES FOR NAIRN AND ROYAL DORNOCH PLAYERS

Two leading golf clubs in the Highlands of Scotland are preparing to do battle in simultaneous matches at opposite ends of the country tomorrow (Saturday, 1 April). While players from Nairn Golf Club and Royal Dornoch Golf Club compete in the 30th annual match for the Armourers Targe, London-based members from both clubs are holding […]

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 […]