Hurrah! The latest Scottish golf course rankings are out he says cynically.
You know the ones that make or breaks a Director of Golf or Course Manager’s morning or which dictate whether a golf course is ‘worth a visit’?
No, not for me and let me very briefly tell you why.
It’s a façade, a trophy hunt and pretty darn impossible to categorise based on the very fact golf and golf experiences are subjective, particularly here in Scotland. How can a perfectly knowledgeable, passionate and thorough course rater not admit to having their Scottish golf experience being influenced by a number of ever-changing variables such as pace of play, weather, golf club hospitality or just the fact he had a dodgy night sleep at the local guest house?
That said I know that for many golfers this stuff matters, in fact Google Analytics tells me it does! You even come to this very website in an attempt to find them. Well here, have it but don’t tell me a round at Fraserburgh (50) or Elie (67) are any less magical Scottish golf experiences than well rankled Gullane (23), home to the 2015 Scottish Open or the mightily impressive Castle Stuart(13).
Scotland Golf Course Rankings 2015
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Gullane (23), Cruden Bay (17), Prestwick (15), Royal Aberdeen (14), Castle Stuart (13), Nairn (12), North Berwick (11), Skibo Castle (10), Royal Troon (9), Loch Lomond (8), Kingsbarns (8), Carnoustie (6)