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#5: Comrie Golf Club: Splendor, splendor everywhere!

#5: Comrie Golf Club: Splendor, splendor everywhere!

So reads the bench in front of the clubhouse at the entrance to Comrie Golf Club. Without a cloud in the sky, we began an epic day of golf at Comrie Golf Club.
Before we were even out of the car, we were greeted with a warm, welcome smile belonging to Ronnie Fitzsimmons, the Club Treasurer. He is a delightful gentleman who welcomed us warmly and sent us on our way to the unexpected joys of the golf course.
The course has ma[..]

Categories: Golf challenge

#4 Torwoodlee Golf Club, a real treat on the River Gala

#4 Torwoodlee Golf Club, Galashiels, Scottish Borders
I found Torwoodlee Golf Club through James Braid. When I first came up with idea to challenge myself to play 50 rounds of golf this year, I thought I would play only James Braid Courses. Torwoodlee in the Scottish Borders was one of the first on the list. But as I did more research, I realised that I really wanted to play other courses as well, not just those designed by Braid. But despite the change, Torwoodlee remained firmly in my sigh[..]

Categories: golf challenge

#3 St. Boswell's, the Hidden Gem on the banks of the Tweed

#3: St. Boswells Golf Club

After the challenge of Cadrona and the wind, we decided to try what is described as ‘the most picturesque of courses on the banks of the Tweed...’ St. Boswells Golf Club. It is located on the road to Dryburn Abbey and I have passed it several times and always longed to call in for an ‘emergency nine’ holes. So today was the day, and it did not disappoint.

St. Boswells’ Lady Secretary Sue afforded us a warm welcome. It [..]

Categories: golf challenge

#2: Cadrona: Catch of the day on the Tweed!

#2: Cadrona Golf Course, Cadrona, Near Peebles
Cadrona sits tucked into a beautiful valley on the banks of the River Tweed near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It‘s an idyllic spot with a brilliant Scottish welcome. But if you are coming to play golf, bring your A game!
The course is owned and operated by Macdonald Hotels and our stay there, qualified us for a reduced residents green fee. As it was Sunday many of the locals had pre-booked the tee. They currently have approximatel[..]

Categories: 50 at 50 Challenge, parkland course, scottish borders

#1: Brora and the Paradox of Golf

#1 Brora Golf Club and the paradox of golf

There are many a paradoxes in life, but none greater than golf.
Sunrise in the Highlands on the day before my birthday brought breathtaking beauty, coupled with undeniable frustration. For the first time, I had left my clubs my locker overnight. Normally I would never do so if I wanted to play early. And, this morning, the cleaner was inevitably late to work.

Sitting on the benches outside the clubhouse in that glorious sunshine, [..]