Tag: Old Tom Morris

Blairgowrie Golf Club, Rosemount Course

The original course at Scotland’s Blairgowrie Golf Club is very much an original, having been created by three of the game’s greatest architects

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The Next Great Irish Links

In the way that legendary breaks like “Jaws,” off the north coast of Maui, or “Mavericks,” near San Francisco, are magnets for big-wave surfers, it’s a certain kind of golfer who is attracted to big-dune links courses. They’re hardy and fun-loving, more accepting of quirky design, and, perhaps, a bit more interested in pulling off heroic shots than strictly adhering to a card-and-pencil mentality.

Scotland has its share of big-dune designs—Donald Trump’s new layout in Aberdeen is just the most recent—but the west coast of Ireland is its equal. There’s Lahinch, of course, and bruising Enniscrone, and Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s intense Cashen Course at Ballybunion. But the Big Daddy of them all is Carne, which this past summer opened a new nine that should quickly gain renown as one of the best big-dune circuits in the country.

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Cruden Bay, Scotland

Great Scotsmen from Old Tom Morris to Paul Lawrie have left a mark on this quirky gem beside the North Sea

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Askernish Golf Club

Uncovered and restored after 70 years, a links course designed by Old Tom Morris on the remote Scottish island of South Uist offers a raw, rugged golf experience

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