The Coul Links proposed golf course to the northeast of Royal Dornoch has garnered much press both within Scotland and around the international golf community. Read more “Coul Links – The Next Gem in Scottish Golf”
Located in the Scottish Highlands, Royal Dornoch Golf Club is a true links style course. There is evidence of golf in 1616 Dornoch but the formal founding of the club is with a nine hole layout in 1877. Read more “Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Sutherland, Scotland”
Jim Frank, the well traveled golf writer visits some of the links in the Highlands of Scotland, which can be so different from their more famous sisters to the south;
The wild weather at St. Andrews during the Open Championship didn’t surprise me as I’d just returned from a week in Scotland where I faced my own share of wind, rain, sun, clouds, and nearly every other condition Mother Nature can throw at traveling golfers.
And like the Open at the Old Course, it was great stuff.
I did spend some time in St. Andrews before the … Read more
No trip to the Highlands is complete without visiting Dornoch; a small historic town with spectacular architecture and steeped in history. Most famous recently for Madonna’s wedding and her son’s Christening in late 2000. It’s easy to see why this was her chosen venue; with Dornoch Cathedral a stunning center piece to the town.
I have visited Dornoch several times and never tire of browsing around the small antique shops not to mention the great walks that the town hosts in the Sutherland Hills. Part of the town’s magical history involves witchcraft as Dornoch is home to the last execution in Scotland for witchcraft.
By Denise McKee. Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is member of our admin team.
In the next few months, the famous French Chef, Albert Roux, will be opening 2 new restaurants in Scotland. This is in addition to his already successful restaurant at the Rocpool Reserve in Inverness.
The first restaurant is due to open in April and will be set in a remote town in the North West of Scotland, (click here for more details). This isolated location means that many of our clients may not get the opportunity to dine there as the closest area which clients regularly utilize is Dornoch which is 1 hour and 30 minutes away. The second restaurant, which will open at the famous Greywalls Hotel (on the edge of Muirfield Golf Course), is set to open in May. Greywalls is set on the outskirts of Gullane and is in a great location for many championship courses which are within 5 miles of the hotel. Having the latest Albert Roux restaurant in the hotel is sure to make Greywalls an even more appealing place to stay.
The 3 restaurants which Albert Roux will have in Scotland come under the Chez Roux banner which prides itself on fresh Scottish ingredients with a French twist.
By Gary Sheppard. Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 3 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.