It is a cold and windy February day in Connecticut as I write this, the kind of day when any self-respecting golfer turns to thoughts of the best Florida or Hawaii or California golf courses he has played on warm and sunny days. Call me weird, but my thoughts today are squarely on a windy, often rainy stretch of linksland about nine miles from St. Andrews in Scotland. The Crail Golfing Society was formed in 1786 at the Golf Hotel, a place you can stay at today. At 334 years ...
Read more: Craighead Links Course
To talk of golf in Scotland evokes thoughts of wild terrain, seaside fairways with high wind and rain. The first names that come to the minds of Americans are St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Turnberry, and others that constitute the British Open rotation of courses. Golfers who have been to the homeland of golf often return regaling the name Gullane, North Berwick, Royal Aberdeen and Royal Dornoch, to name but a few of the non-Open-rota courses. But one that gets ...
Read more: The Montrose Golf Links of Scotland
The No. 1 course at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland is links golf at its purest. It doesn't get much publicity, often hidden in the shadow of its famous neighbor, Muirfield. American golfers rarely stumble across this treasure, which is unfortunate.
I thoroughly enjoyed Gullane No. 1 during a 2004 visit. Just as enjoyable was seeing buddies Bryan and Scott play their first round in Scotland. Like most great Scottish courses, Gullane (pronounced 'gullen') plays along the sea, though that's ...
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