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Scottish Golf Travel News Round-Up 24/10/2014

In a new feature on the website we have aggregated the most compelling news stories of the week about Scottish golf travel. Here are our recommended reads for this weekend.

Golf Digest – Donald Trump Interview

Like every Trump interview there were multiple great sound bites and outrages claims from the American Tycoon including claims around his Trump Scotland and Turnberry golf courses. You can make your own assumptions on his claims that his Trump Scotland course is ‘jam packed’ or that it is the sole reason why Aberdeen hotels are at capacity. Worth the read for the entertainment value for sure.

Fairways and Dreams Golf – Ryder Cup Review

Frank Davis, golf blogger and traveller has recently returned home from Scotland after watching the Ryder Cup and finding time to play some of Scotland’s best golf courses. Based in St Andrews for the week Frank shares a day by day account of Gleneagles while also finding time to review his visit to Cruden Bay. As a budding photographer Frank’s blog is worth the read for the amazing images alone.

Scottish Tourism News – Early 2014 Results Show Tourism Rise

The various governing bodies in the Scottish tourism industry this week widely reported the encouraging results for the first part of 2014 with inbound visitor numbers rising by 16%. Considering the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup are likely to have brought in a surge of more international visitors to Scotland, results for the second half of 2014 expected early next year should indicate further growth in Scottish tourism.

Graylyn Loomis – Rain Gear Review for a Scotland Golf Trip

Our very own Graylyn Loomis this week published a detailed review of Galvin Green’s rain suit. Noting at its premium price point this established European brand is trying to crack the North American market at present and offers golfers the best rain jacket on the market. As Graylyn suggests, purchasing Galvin Green rain gear is a considerable investment but worth every penny if frequenting the Scotland’s links courses in the months and years to come.

Haversham & Baker – East Lothian Golf Review

From one of the established golf travel agents we recommend for golf travel to Scotland, Haversham & Baker’s latest blog post placed the spot light on one of Scotland’s best golfing regions East Lothian. Providing insight on the obvious golf options the post went onto showcase the luxury accommodation that their clients tend to prefer while recommending extra leisure activity.

What’s the best 3 footer you’ve ever holed?

This video was taken by Golfing Links Organisation at one of Scotland’s quirky links courses Elie, near St Andrews. Shared across the world on social media by the PGA, ESPN and countless others it perfectly captures all that is fun about Scottish links golf.

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