Golfing the remote Scottish Highlands - Life is different, the golf courses great
Released on = March 27, 2007, 12:51 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Edinburgh dream golf itinerary - Scotland destinations at Golf Europe
Press Release Body = By Brandon Tucker, Staff Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
The Highlands are remote but with golf courses such as Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, Brora and Nairn Golf Club, it\'s worth making this area of the country part of your next Scotland golf vacation.
INVERNESS, Scotland (March 24, 2007) - Golf in Scotland is unlike golf anywhere else. And golf in the Highlands is unlike golf anywhere else in Scotland With its sparse population and dramatic landscape, the starkest and highest in the British Isles, the Highlands feel far removed from the metropolises of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The pace of life is slower, allowing time to savor the many local whiskies and play golf courses like Durness, the northernmost track on the U.K. mainland.
Remote though they are, Highland courses\' combination of scenery and challenge make them some of Scotland\'s worthiest plays.
Where to play Royal Dornoch Golf Club: Royal Dornoch celebrates its centennial in 2006, but there is evidence golf was played on the site as early as 1616. Dornoch native Donald Ross worked as a greenskeeper here before embarking on his legendary course-design career in America.
When Ross said, \"Give me sandy soil and slightly rolling terrain and I\'ll give you the best courses,\" he could have been talking about mentor Old Tom Morris\' Royal Dornoch design. ScotlandGolf.com critic Kenneth Scott suggested the course would be a British Open site if not for its far-off location.
Though this is a coveted play for U.K. golfers, the atmosphere at Royal Dornoch is informal, in keeping with the laid-back Highlands vibe.
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March 27, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.