Between June and October 2016, golf fans from around the world will visit Scotland’s championship courses to see how the best in the game take on the challenges of some of the country’s finest courses from Royal Troon to Turnberry and Muirfield to Castle Stuart
The Open is the oldest of the four major tournaments on the golfing calendar, it’s one of the most prestigious events and is held in Scotland at least once every two years. Previous host courses include Turnberry, Carnoustie, Muirfield and in 2015, the battle for the Claret Jug, won by American Zach Johnson, took place at the Old Course in St Andrews. The competition is now in its 145th year.
Garvally House Guest House is well placed for easy access to some of Scotland’s finest Golf Courses including the Old Course at St Andrews, Gleneagles and a plethora of equally delightful but less well known courses throughout central and eastern Scotland.
Alloa Golf Club
First tee : Looking North towards the Ochil Hills
Golf course architect James Braid designed a 6,266-yard par 71 course on the 150 acres of rolling parkland beneaththe Ochil Hills that are Alloa Golf Club’s home. A test for even the most seasoned golfer.
Braehead Golf Club
Braehead Golf CourseWinter 2014 Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument in middle distance
Braehead Golf Club dating back to 1891, when the original inspection of the land was conducted . The course is a par 70 measuring 6,053 yards. The club prides itself on its friendliness, claiming to be the course of choice of ordinary working men and women. Parkland layout offers a very attractive variety of challenging holes. Several par fours might appear on the card to be very straightforward, however, even the shortest of these can easily extract revenge on the over-confident golfer.
Dollar Golf Club
Yes that is Castle Campbell overlooking the course
Established in 1890, the club has moved to the present course in 1906 and was the first 18-hole course in Clackmannanshire. Designed by Ben Sayers who decided that due to the nature of the landscape bunkers would not be required, which is still the case today. The signature hole is the 97-yard second, featuring a blind shot to an elevated green. Failure to reach the green can be costly
Muckhart Golf Club
Situated at the foot of the Ochil Hills on the approach to Gleneagles, Muckhart offers challenging golf over 3 very different combinations of 18 holes in some spectacular mountain scenery. The club was founded 100 years ago with the construction of the original nine holes. It was upgraded to 18 holes in 1971 and a further nine holes have now been added to allow golfers of all levels a unique and memorable experience and now boasts three nine hole courses in one named Cowden, Naemoor and Arndean.
Each hole requires a different approach to be tamed and demands awareness and a deft touch with all the clubs in the bag. The Naemoor Course is the latest of the three courses to be built at and offers nine different challenges with no two holes running in the same direction.
Stirling Golf Club
Yes that is Stirling Castle overlooking the course
Original architect Old Tom Morris, redesigned by the great Henry Cotton in 1966, 6488 yards par 74.
Stirling Golf Club dates back to 1869. That year, Tom Morris Jr. was hired as its first professional in 1873. The golf course features lush fairways, graded rough and mature trees.
Stirling Golf Club lies on a tilted slab of ancient volcanic lava in full view of the historic Stirling Castle. Once a favoured hunting ground of Scottish Monarchs, this ground has been known for centuries as ‘The Kings Park’.
The magnificent Stirling Castle seat of power of the ruthless Stewart monarchs dominates the whole scene.
Garvally House Guest House offers luxury 5 star accommodation.
One Hour and 15 Minutes by car from the Old Course at St Andrews
30 Minutes from Gleneagles
Rated Five Stars by the Scottish Tourist Board
Rated Excellent on TripAdvisor
Free High Speed internet in all parts of the building
Large Well Appointed Bedrooms
Luxury En suite Bathrooms equipped with walk in High Pressure Showers
Central heating throughout
Tea and real coffee facilities in bedrooms
Bedrooms equipped with flat screen TVs
Secure parking for cars and motorcycles
Movies streamed in Bedrooms
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