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Dumbarnie Links scoops Scottish Golf Tourism award

8.36am 11th March 2022 - Course Development

Dumbarnie Links, a daily-fee links course located on the east coast of Scotland near St Andrews, was named Scotland’s ‘Best Golf Experience’ and the ‘Best Golf Course (£151 and over)’ at The Scottish Golf Tourism Awards.

The Scottish Golf Tourism Awards were part of the fifth annual Scottish Golf Tourism Week, staged by PSP Media Group and supported by VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise. The Scottish Golf Tourism Awards are unique in the industry in that they are determined solely by public vote.

“To receive this kind of recognition so early in our existence and with so many great heavyweights for competition is remarkable,” said Dumbarnie Links General Manager David Scott. “I’m absolutely delighted, particularly for my team, who work so hard, and for our designer and developer, Clive Clark. Clive’s vision was to create a golf course to entertain golfers. He wanted it to be fun. That was his main premise. So many people have told us that he had succeeded but this award confirms it. I’m absolutely thrilled.”

Other courses considered in the ‘Best Golf Experience’ and the ‘Best Golf Course (£151 and over)’ categories included Trump Turnberry, Carnoustie Golf Links and Kingsbarns.

Dumbarnie Links, which opened for play In May 2020 and hosted the 2021 Women’s Scottish Open, was also named ‘World’s Best New Golf Course 2021’ at the 8th Annual World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony held in Dubai last November.


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