In a recent Golf Digest poll of the Top 100 courses outside the United States, Loch Lomond Golf Club was voted the 11th best golf course, up ten places from 21st in the previous year’s rankings. Loch Lomond was the top inland parkland golf course to feature on the list, with renowned links courses, including Turnberry, Royal County Down, Muirfield and St Andrews, holding the coveted top ten spots.
With its stunning setting alongside the banks of Loch Lomond and views of the Scottish Highlands, this world-class course was designed by renowned architects, Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish back in 1994. The course itself is home to The Barclays Scottish Open, hosting the event for the past ten years. Traditionally held the week preceding the Open Championship, Loch Lomond is a firm favourite among European Tour players.
“To feature so highly in such a well respected poll, clearly demonstrates the standing of Loch Lomond in the world of golf,” commented Niall Flanagan, general manager of Loch Lomond Golf Club. “To be voted eleventh in the poll is an achievement in itself, but to be the first inland parkland golf course in the rankings is a clear testament to all the hard work that has been done in recent years.”
Loch Lomond is owned by the Arizona-based Lyle Anderson Company Inc. Chairman and Founder, Lyle Anderson, has created a number of luxury golf course communities, including Desert Mountain and Superstition Mountain in Arizona and Hokuli`a in Hawaii. In 2003 Anderson opened his first Links course. Designed by Kyle Phillips, Dundonald Links is fast gaining a reputation as a must play course. Situated on the stunning Ayrshire coastline, minutes from the legendary town of Troon, Dundonald Links is considered a match for its Open Championship venue neighbours, Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick, and in future years will hopefully feature alongside its sister course, Loch Lomond on Golf Digest’s list of Top 100 courses outside the United States.
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