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Snow Arrives to Scotland’s Highland Links Courses

Winter has well and truly arrived to the Highlands of Scotland with golf courses across the north and north east of the country closed for play. While golf will be replaced with Christmas shopping for most and watching football for the fortunate, the winter wonderlands make for some great ‘winter snaps’.

Members at Royal Dornoch woke up to a blanket of snow covering the Championship Course.

Slightly further south across the Moray Firth Castle Stuart Golf Links had a blanket of snow covering their 18th green yesterday after a light snow shower. Firm and fast Scottish Open links conditions a distant memory.


The wintry weather wasn’t confined to the Highlands as a hard frost and a light snow shower dusted Cruden Bay Golf Links north of Aberdeen on a bright and sunny Saturday morning.

Cruden Bay, December 2014

Cruden Bay, December 2014

Surprising to some most of the links golf courses will only be under a blanket of snow for a week throughout the winter. Temperatures currently are around freezing (32 Fahrenheit) but a wind chill that will soon make you wish you stayed in bed.

For now we await the prolonged winter snap to travel south and the barrage of St Andrews snow pictures to filter their way on to social media. It’s then the news goes viral and the world will know winter has arrived on Scotland’s famed links golf courses.


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