FOR THE first time in history, golfers will be given the chance to play the Carnegie Links course at Skibo Castle after a decision by the private, members-only club to introduce non-resident access.
Skibo, situated only five minutes from the world-famous Royal Dornoch and the former summer home of US philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, is the recognised home of one of the UK’s finest courses - enjoying breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands - but has, until now, remained closed to ordinary golfers.
The decision means that tee times can now be reserved in advance for play from April 2013 when two four-balls will be made available for non-residents from Monday-Friday, until December 2013.
To make a reservation, prospective golfers require a letter of introduction from the players’ home club, proof of their
handicap and a request date. However, such is the limited access available, those interested in booking a slot will be forced to act quickly.
Peter Crome, managing director of The Carnegie Club, said: “I am delighted to be able to open our world-class golf course to the public and allow non-residents the exclusive chance to sample what is surely one of the best golf experiences on the planet. We have introduced limited public tee times from April 2013, Monday-Friday to create the perfect gift for golfers whilst also enabling those perhaps thinking about joining the club a chance to see what it’s really about before making the step of becoming a member.
“Our golf course is one of the most talked about amongst golfers from every country and I am sure there will be great
interest in this opportunity internationally”. To book, call 01862 894 660.