Muir of Ord Golf Club are holding an Open Day for potential new members on Sunday 16th September 2018 2pm – 4pm. We will be running an offer of 15 months membership for the price of 12 months at the Open Day. If you are interested in joining a golf club then please come along to our Open Day to see what Muir of Ord Golf Club can offer you. If you would like any further information on the Open day our anything relating to membership at Muir of Ord Golf Club then please contact Club Manager, John Forbes on 01463 870825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donnie Swanson and his grandson, Baxter Macintosh (11), both members at Aigas Golf Club, recently undertook Golf Highland’s High 9s Tour, visiting nine 9-hole golf courses in the Highlands. Here is how they got on:
We signed up to the tour around the middle of June at Aigas Golf Club.
Myself, my son-in-law, Michael Macintosh, and my grandson, Baxter, had finished a round and were talking to Jessie, Mine Host, in the clubhouse. She mentioned this new event aimed at encouraging golfers of all abilities to visit other 9-hole courses around the Highlands.
Baxter, having only taken up golf last year, showed more than a degree of interest, not only in the golf – he’s a competitor – but the geography as well. With the school holidays imminent, I, being retired, decided we should give it a go. Michael works away a lot, so could not commit, but Baxter and I signed up. And so, the journey began.
Two very contrasting courses, Bonar with its woodland fairways and the Port being wide open and dry. Both courses had good greens considering the scorching weather.
10thJuly. We made the long trek to Sconser, Isle of Skye Golf Club. Beautiful setting, nestled between mountain and sea. Peaceful, even the Raasay ferry runs in stealth mode.
Scoring did not match our previous outing. The course was too close to the sea for my hooks and slices. But we still had a wonderful time and I’m sure we will return.
Lybster is a short course with heather separating the fairways (I don’t enjoy playing out of heather), and ditches traversing them. All this led to a mediocre score for both of us. The clubhouse is unmanned but you are welcome to have a cup of tea or coffee and biscuit, paying via an honesty box. Having travelled far, we were looking for a little more sustenance and found a lovely café down by the harbour. Worth a visit.
We left Lybster and headed for Thurso and west to Durness. We overnighted there. Some lovely German tourists decided to reverse into the motorhome while I was booking in. No real damage done that I can tell. In the morning we played Durness. Again, unmanned with refreshments available using the honesty box system. Scoring not great but we did like the course. The rough looked demanding but was quite forgiving. The views on some holes were gorgeous with a backdrop of white sandy beaches. We returned home and by the time we got there we’d almost completed the NC500.
23rdJuly.Ullapool and Gairloch. Played Ullapool in the morning. Not our best, but, for once, I played better than Baxter. He got his revenge at Gairloch in the afternoon. Of course he arrives relaxed while I am stressed having to do all the driving. Cannot fault the scenery on both courses. As for the golf, that’s another story.
27thJuly. Abernethy, our final destination. Beautiful day, beautiful setting and almost beautiful golf, at least until the 7thwhen the wheels came off my game and I had to concede to Baxter once again, both on the day and on the Tour.
Overall, we would highly recommend the Tour. Contrasting courses in magical settings and meeting friendly people. We had a great time and look forward to trying again next year, when hopefully we will remember where we are going.
We would love to see a grandparent/grandchild competition. I mentioned it to Baxter who told me I would have to buck up as I am the weakest link!
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club would like to inform visitors to the site of the release of a SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION, 15-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Glengoyne Distillery to celebrate 225 Years on Golf on the Links (1793-2018). The bottles are numbered individually and also come in a special presentation tube (numbered individually to match the bottles) – links to the image are at the foot of this news release for you all to see.
The Whisky is strictly limited to 225 bottles for members, guests and visitors who may wish to buy them. These will be sold on a first come first served basis at £65.00 per bottle. 43% Vol. 70cl bottles. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give to someone for any special occasion whether it’s for a Birthday, Anniversary or just as a simple thank you, then this would be the ideal.
If you would like to purchase a limited edition bottle or specific number of bottle (with the special presentation gift tube) then this can be reserved for you so all you need to do is e-mail the Club on email@example.com and we will hold this back for you. There is however no guarantee that the bottle number you may want will still be available but we will do our best to keep this in reserve as and when you send an e-mail to Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club or alternatively, please telephone 01381 620529 (option 1).
Join the High 9s Golf Tour for the 2018 season as part of Golf Highland. We have a total of NINE, 9-hole scenic golf courses to play throughout the Highlands of Scotland. These include Durness, Ullapool, Lybster, Bonar Bridge & Ardgay, Portmahomack, Gairloch, Isle of Skye, Aigas and Abernethy.
Become part of a unique golfing family and join our 9-hole club tour around the Highlands of Scotland. You can also enter our tour challenge playing 9 holes on three different courses. To enter, just make contact with the club whilst you are there or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The official poster which includes all of the relevant information in addition to the launch of the High 9s Golf Tour at Bonar Bridge & Ardgay Golf Club by clicking onto the link below:
The top image shows the official launch of the High 9s Tour at Bonar Bridge & Ardgay Golf Club.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Links (The 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World) will play host to the Scottish Boys’ Under 16s Open Championship from the 9-12 July 2018.
This Championship event will bring together an abundance of golfing talent (144 players) from the UK, Europe and beyond to our Scottish Links Golf Course.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club recently attended the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards which were held down at the Turnberry Resort at the end of 2017 and the Club were presented (as voted by the public) with Scotland’s Best Golfing Experience (value for money) Award. The Club has also recently won an additional award from the Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Awards where we were honoured with the accolade of Golf Club of the Year for Scotland 2018.
Are you looking for a venue to hold a golf outing for the 2018 season? Look no further than Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Links – The 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World (1793-2018).