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Episode 78 – A Chance Encounter With Mike Keiser in Dornoch

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Host Ru Macdonald is joined by cohost Graylyn Loomis to relive a recent chance encounter with American golf developer Mike Keiser at the site of his next course development and first in Scotland on the outskirts of Dornoch.

Last week this very website shared the first look at the site which is located just two miles north of Dornoch but it was a maiden visit to the site this week which allowed Ru to run into the man himself, Mike Keiser and scoop the world exclusive that the course if given approval will be designed by architects Coore & Crenshaw. The chance encounter and subsequent blog post also revealed that the development will include minimal amenities on site and very much work closely with Royal Dornoch Golf Club and the town of Dornoch.

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The site is twice the width of the Championship Links at neighbouring Royal Dorncoch


Scotland Top 100 Courses 2016 Rankings

We discuss the latest Top !00 Courses rankings which provides a comprehensive list of Scotland’s Top 100 Courses.  Co-host Graylyn Loomis shares the fact that much of the top 10 forms the basis of any trip to Scotland but it’s looking further down the list at the neighbouring courses which makes the list a great source for visiting golfers. The top 10 was as follows:

1. Old Course, St Andrews   2. Royal Dornoch   3. Muirfield   4. Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)   5. Carnoustie   6. Kingsbarns   7. North Berwick   8. Castle Stuart   9. Royal Aberdeen   10. Trump International


St Andrews Advanced Reservations

With thousands of golfers having now received the results of their advanced ballot application many will be left despondent, left with no elusive tee time on the Old Course. It’s important to remember that not all is lost and a visit to St Andrews will still be a very memorable one and with a bit of luck you can still get a round on the Old Course. One such way is by Playing The Old Course As A Single while Graylyn outlines the best daily ballot reservation process plus a host of useful St Andrews centric information on his website definitely worth checking out ahead of your visit.

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