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Tait makes the move to Deer Park

Tait makes the move to Deer Park

Experienced Scottish professional Alan appointed general manager at popular Livingston club

By SCG Newsdesk

DEER PARK Golf & Country Club has announced the appointment of Alan Tait as its new general manager.

Tait, who played on the European Tour in 1997, made the move into club management in 1999 where he spent seven years overseeing the country club at The Westerwood Hotel, before working at the Carrick on Loch Lomond and, most recently, for Marriott International at The Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club as director of golf.

He also won a scholarship to attend the world-famous Lausanne Hospitality School in Switzerland, where he developed his managerial skills. 

John Muir, chairman of Muir Leisure and owner of Deer Park Golf & Country Club, said: “Our vision for Deer Park is affordable luxury for the whole family centred around a golf course. To focus on all elements at Deer Park you need an exceptional manager and, with Alan’s extensive experience and background, we have found such a person.”


One of the most widely recognised figures in Scottish golf, Alan set the course record score of 64 on Carnoustie’s Championship Course in 1994. He has been a regular on the after dinner speaking circuit in recent years and has also worked for BBC Radio at both the Scottish Open and Open Championship.

Speaking about his new role, Alan said: “I’m very excited about starting at Deer Park Golf and Country Club in what will be my first General Manager position.

“Deer Park is a great venue catering for all ages with lots of different activities. Alongside the golf course, the club is also home to one of the best West Lothian wedding venues, a range of fantastic restaurants, state of the art gym facilities, a relaxing spa and its own ten pin bowling centre. So there’s definitely enough for me to get my teeth into and keep me busy.”

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