Nine Days in Scotland Part 5: The Ayrshire Coast

Historic Turnberry Gets The Trump Treatment

As I sat with my golfing companions in Duel In the Sun, the new clubhouse restaurant at Trump Turnberry (those two words together seem strangely incongruous, but it is what it is), we munched on appetizers, sipped dark ale and watched the second day of the Ryder Cup play out on several big screens. Then Read more…

Nine Days In Scotland Part 4: Castle Stuart

Gil Hanse’s Creation Is A Highlands Masterpiece

The three-hour drive west from Aberdeenshire, on Scotland’s long and dune-swept northeast coast, to Inverness — a lovely, compact city of 50,000 set softly between the Highlands’ northern reaches and the glistening Moray Firth — is among the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, ranking with Highway 1 in California, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaii’s Big Island Read more…

Your Ultimate Golf Home? New Zealand!

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While ripples emanating from the U.S. presidential election continue to influence events inside and outside the world’s largest democracy/economy, Jim Rohrstaff can only shrug, smile and acknowledge his adopted country’s good fortune. Rohrstaff is the American co-owner of Legacy Partners Ltd., an Auckland-based brokerage that handles high-value real estate properties across New Zealand, including golf’s Read more…

Nine Days In Scotland Part 3: Royal Aberdeen & Trump International

A Classic Golf Blend Of Old And New

Mention “golf in Scotland” to most casual players and they’ll think of one place: St. Andrews. That’s fair, and understandable, as the Old Course is one of the three most famous locales in the game, along with Augusta National and Pebble Beach. And I did spend a wonderful afternoon there at the start of this nine-day Read more…

Nine Days In Scotland Part 2: Loch Lomond

High Life At Cameron House And Carrick Course

Framed by the deep gray-blue of one of Scotland’s most famous lakes — make that lochs — behind him, the handsome red-tailed hawk swooped a few feet above the expansive Cameron House lawn before perching on my outstretched, heavily gloved hand. His trainer, a fast-talking chap with blond hair and an outdoorsman’s restless, open attitude, Read more…

Nine Days In Scotland, Part 1: St. Andrews

The Golf Trip Of A Lifetime Begins Where It All Began

Editor’s Note: In late September and early October 2016, Golf Tips editor Vic Williams joined respected tour company Connoisseurs Scotland and several other journalists for an extensive tour of the birthplace of golf. Following is the first installment of a multi-part series on his experience, which he began two days early, on his own with Read more…

Join The Canadian Golf Club

True, for a good chunk of the year, much of Canada is frozen hockey-puck solid. Enter curling, tobogganing, snowshoeing, and, of course, ice hockey as passionate pursuits for all those crazy Canucks. (And I should know, I am one.) However, come spring, thousands of people in the Great White North exchange their pucks for Pinnacles. Read more…

Golf “The Rock”

Get away from it all in western Newfoundland

In North America, golf destinations have typically sprung up in warmer climates. In the last decade, however, that model has changed, in particular with the emergence of the Oregon must-play, Bandon Dunes.

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The Murfield 10th

Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington discuss the Murfield 10th Hole.

St. Andrews, Scotland

The home of golf is a must visit

Let’s face it–people just don’t have the money they once had. Unfortunately for golfers, this likely means a grand tour of the British Isles’ great courses simply may not be in the cards.

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