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    Crail At Balcomie

    Just twelve miles from St Andrews, the Mecca of golf in Scotland, in the easternmost kingdom of Fife, is Crail, the seventh oldest golf club in the world. The Crail Golfing Society was founded in 1786 and was initially located at Sauchope just outside Crail, a picturesque fishing village. It is believed that a local farmer laid out a nine-hole course in Balcomie in the mid nineteenth ...

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    Old Moray

    One of Tom Morris’ masterpieces in Northwest Scotland is the Old Moray Course. Built skirting the southern shores of the Moray of Firth, with a view of the waters from most of the course, Old Moray Course was the first course of the Moray Golf Club which was formed in 1889. A newer course is predictably known as the New Moray Course. Golf was apparently played informally on the grounds next ...

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    Nairn

    The greatest charm of Nairn Golf Course is that you can see Moray Firth from every hole. It is easy to be hypnotized by the stunning views of the waters and the golden hues and changing lights of the Black Isle. Beware! Do not let it bewitch you; it is not at all difficult to strike the ball into the sea on each of the first seven holes!

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    Brora

    Brora Golf Club in the north of Scotland has some interesting local rules because a flock of sheep is housed in the middle of the course and they are free to roam all over! As a result each green and some tees have electric fencing around them! In 1891 Old Tom Morris designed a course for the Brora Golf Club in Sutherland, just twenty minutes away from Royal Dornoch. This natural course has ...

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    Royal Dornoch

    More than a hundred years ago in 1906, King Edward VII, on a visit to Sutherland, was impressed enough by the Dornoch Golf Club to award it the title ‘Royal’. The Royal Dornoch Golf Club has done everything to live up to the high standards expected from Royal Clubs, offering a warm welcome, excellent facilities and a superb game of golf to its guests.