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#14: Callander Golf Club: A Gem in the Trossachs!

#14: Callander Golf Club: A Gem in the Trossachs!

The day was so lovely here in central Scotland that I felt the words of John Muir speaking to me, 'The mountains [and the golf course] are calling, I must go!' Okay, so I changed the words a bit, but I still heard the call of both on this glorious day. I think that is why I ended up at Callander Golf Club.

Callander is a breathtakingly, spectacular course on the outskirts of the town of the same name. It sits on the edge of the L[..]

#13: Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club: the Best Kept Secret in Golf!

#13: Dunkeld & Birnam: The Best Kept Secret in Golf!
I had put this course on my itinerary because I have a special place in my heart for Dunkeld. And after my round, that place just got a little larger! This golf course is amazing, and the views are breathtaking. How blessed was I that I got to play it on such a spectacular evening ....
The golf course is easy to find by following the signs out of the city. It’s located up the hill, nestling peacefully on the plateau above. The[..]

#12: Crieff’s Dornock Course: A Delight with my Daughter

#12: Crieff’s Dornock Course: A Delight with my Daughter

As life gets seemingly busier, finding time for golf is a challenge for us all. But when your daughter asks, “When are you going to play golf with me, Mum?!” It was sweet music to my ears and the question I have been waiting all year to answer! Moreover, that is why this ‘gift of golf’ is so brilliant: it keeps giving me unexpected joys.
We decided that Tuesday evening after school we would go up a[..]

#11 Peebles Golf Club, Crown of the Town!

#11: Peebles Golf Club: Crown of the Town!

Friendly, fabulous and fun are the best words to describe Peebles Golf Club, on the course, in the clubhouse and from its lovely members. We arrived late on Saturday afternoon, without a pre-booked tee time and with the clouds darkening overhead. We really were not sure what we were going to find. But it was an unexpectedly warm welcome to an unexpectedly brilliant golf course....

We had chosen Peebles as it was not too far and it had bee[..]

#10 Haddington: Jewel on the Tyne

#10: Haddington Golf Club, Jewel on the Tyne

Somehow the original blog for Haddington Golf Club seems to have been swallowed up into the ‘ether’! I had not realised it until now and it does not seem to have been saved anywhere either .... So here it is again: (And it’s even better ‘remembering’ it as it was such a special course!!)
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We arrived into Haddington after originally i[..]

Hidden Gems at Work

At Work with a ‘Hidden Gem’

The Lady of the Links has not had much of a chance to play golf herself the last month (what with The Open in St. Andrews and work), but she found herself with a group of great guys at North Berwick West Links yesterday...unfortunately without her golf clubs. She won’t make that mistake again!

North Berwick West Links is known at the ‘Pebble Beach of Scotland.’ It is truly an amazing experience. It gets its reputation not b[..]

#9: Aberfeldy Golf Club, the True Diamond

#9: A True Diamond on the River Tay, Aberfeldy Golf Club

It was another beautiful morning as we arrived in the lovely town of Aberfeldy. We made our way to the Aberfeldy Golf Club at the far end of town and I got a tingle in my soul as I thought of the illustrious words of Robbie Burns, Scotland’s National poet,
“The hoary cliffs are crown’d wi’ flowers,
White o’er the linns the burnie pours,
And rising, weets wi misty showers
The birks of Aberf[..]

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#8 Crieff Golf Club: 125 next year with plenty to celebrate!

#8: Crieff's Ferntower Course, plenty to celebrate!

There was no better delight than to wake up on a fresh, sunny Scottish morning and know that 18 holes of golf awaited us at Crieff Golf Club. We had booked an early tee time (9:08) so we could get ‘ahead of the crowds.’
But even I was not expecting what greeted us as we arrived: a couple of girls riding their horses past the club house!

We could have been in Colorado!

With a laugh, we headed to the Pro [..]

#7 Muthill Golf Club, the Jewel on the Hill

#7: Muthill Golf Club - a Jewel on the Hill

We left St. Fillans in search of more golf but got side tracked ‘a wee bit’ when I saw the sign for the ‘Famous Grouse Experience.’ I thought, as Ann had come all this way, she had better see the ‘Famous Grouse’ itself. Afterall, we had seen so birds on the courses and in the hills, it was time for her to have the 'famous experience itself....

Here is the famous bird with my car, who I affectionatel[..]

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#6: St. Fillans offers the true spirit of the game

#6: St. Fillans: a real gem at the south of Loch Earn

If Crieff is the heart of Strathearn, then St. Fillans is its soul. Legend has it that Robert the Bruce carried a relic of St. Fillans with him into the Battle of Bannockburn. And he firmly believed it was St. Fillans power that helped the Scots win the day. It seems that same power is still charming people today. It’s a truly beautiful course in excellent condition whose magic stays with you long after you depart.

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