The Open Championship was last held in Northern Ireland in 1951 and the champion earned 300£ (or roughly $11,000 today). Max Faulkner surely cherished clutching the Claret Jug as he stood on the 18th green at Royal Portrush and the winner’s check was a welcome sight as well. However, when compared to the $1.8 million Jordan Spieth collected for winning last summer at Royal Birkdale, the paltry pay Faulkner received reflects the immense growth professional golf has enjoyed during the last 66 years.
We at PerryGolf are always very excited at the announcement of new hotels – especially when they will work well for golf destinations – and so we are pleased to hear that the Wyndam Hotel Group are planning a new resort including a championship course designed by Darren Clarke just outside of Dundee. This will be the first Wyndam Resort in Scotland and should make an already attractive golfing destination a “must play”…especially with the new Trump Course just an hour up the road and Carnoustie Golf Links and St. Andrews on your doorstep!
You can see full details of the development by clicking here.