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Scotland expects thousands of golfing visitors this year

12.00pm 20th June 2000 - Travel

Scotland is preparing to welcome thousands of visitors to golf’s spiritual home in 2000. The Loch Lomond Invitational (12th-15th July), The Open Championship at St Andrews (20th-23rd July) and the Solheim Cup at Loch Lomond (6th-8th October) will generate renewed interest in the home of golf and its network of courses.

The Scottish Tourist Board (STB) is preparing for the influx of visitors by publishing a golf map of Scotland. The map shows the location of more than 300 courses throughout Scotland from Shetland to Dumfries & Galloway and contains a fact file on golf passes and golf events countrywide with top golfing tips and details of where to find out more information about golf in Scotland. The map is available free of charge by calling 08705 511 511.

Mike Young, STB’s deputy director of UK Marketing welcomes the new map. “The ‘Golf Scotland’ map is a must for all golfers keen to make the most of Scotland’s excellent variety of courses – from its famous championship courses to its great value for money and scenic hidden gems. Scotland is a year-round golfing destination – in summer you can play golf in some areas of Scotland at midnight and in autumn and winter you can enjoy the added benefit of off-season prices.”

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