Showing posts from February, 2014

St. Andrews Visit

I have a scheduled meeting with the Caddie Department of the St. Andrews Links Trust on Friday 21st February to discuss the 2014 golf season and my registration for what would be my 13th year as a caddie on the links courses at St. Andrews.

If we have time there is the possibility of a round on the Old Course in the afternoon as the BBC Weather forecast for Friday is looking fairly decent if a wee bit windy. The Ballot tee time draw for golf on the Old Course has plenty of spaces after 12 noon, as one would expect at this time of year.

Malmaison Hotel in Dundee Opens

Malmaison Hotel in Dundee
Good to see the wonderful Malmaison Hotel Group open their much anticipated new hotel in Dundee at the beginning of February giving Caddie Golf Tours yet another excellent venue for our clients. 

It is located on the edge of the River Tay with easy access routes to St. Andrews (11 miles), Carnoustie (12 miles), Gleneagles (40 miles) and Aberdeen (66 miles).

The Malmaison Hotel Group have a presence in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and now Dundee giving our clients quality priced rooms in Scotland's most vibrant cities with some of Scotland's greatest golf courses within an hours drive of their doors.

Scotland Golf News, February 2014

A list is a list and it will tend to be subjective and that is surely the case when compiling the World’s Top 100 golf courses as Golf Digest did recently. But it was rather gratifying for we golfers in Scotland to see that fourteen of our greatest golf courses were named on it and all but one of them can be accessed without resorting to a member taking you out for a game of golf (Loch Lomond).

Your golf party could easily be playing on one of the following courses anointed by Golf Digest, not forgetting to include a few of the other classic courses from the +500 dotted around our wee country. Here are the Scottish golf links and their positions on Golf Digest's World's 100 Greatest Courses:

6. Royal Dornoch GC
7. Old Course St. Andrews
8. Muirfield
19. Turnberry Ailsa Course
31. Carnoustie Championship
50. Kingsbarns Golf Links
56. Trump International Links

57. Machrihanish GC
65. North Berwick GC
70. Cruden Bay GC
73. Royal Aberdeen GC (Balgownie Links)
76. Royal Troon GC 87. Castle St…