The Carrick on Loch Lomond has innovatively transformed ‘The Highland Laddie’ into a unique half-way house. The former riverboat was recently unveiled to provide golfers with the ideal spot to relax mid-way through their round.
Guests at The Carrick will be able to enjoy a hearty selection of locally produced Scottish Killie pies and refreshments, whilst enjoying stunning views of Ben Lomond and the Highlands.
The ‘Laddie’ has been carefully dug into the course in between the 9th green and 10th tee, with a time-capsule, buried under the boat to mark the special occasion. The capsule contains golfing memorabilia from The Carrick and will ensure the legacy of the new half-way house for years to come.
“We firmly believe that this is the most unique half-way house in the country and will be an important addition to The Carrick. We’re obviously currently in the midst of some fantastic weather and The Highland Laddie is the ideal pit stop,” commented Ross Whitfield, General Manager, The Carrick on Loch Lomond. “We are always searching for ways to improve The Carrick and provide one of the most memorable golf experiences anywhere in the country. And with a host of other developments over the past 12 months, we think we are providing exactly that.”
The Carrick has heavily invested in a host of initiatives that have been expertly led by Golf Course Manager Jim Brown, further enhancing the highly-regarded resort.
As a two-time host of the Ladies Scottish Open and PGA Cup matches, plus the addition of a new Golf Academy, The Carrick is underlining its commitment to delivering world-class golf experiences through state-of-the-art facilities and De Vere’s renowned hospitality. It also perfectly supplements the 5-star Cameron House Resort, named as ‘Best Hotel Resort’ at the 2009 Golf Tourism Scotland Gold Standard Awards.
The Carrick is one of 19 courses currently thriving in De Vere’s pioneering golf membership scheme, ‘The De Vere Club’, which offers golfers a flexible golf club membership with full playing rights at each of its twelve venues. Other facilities also included in the scheme are the likes of The Belfry in Warwickshire, Slaley Hall in Northumberland, Wychwood Park in Cheshire and Oulton Hall in Yorkshire.