The Carrick on Loch Lomond will welcome golfers from around the World next month, when the magnificent championship course set on the banks of the infamous Loch Lomond, hosts the inaugural Hickory Open on 7 July. The event offers golfers of all abilities the chance to experience golf in its purest form, playing an 18-hole stableford competition with hickory shafted clubs as used by golfers in the early 1900’s.
Ross Whitfield, Director of Golf and Estates at The Carrick on Loch Lomond, commented, “It is a thrill for all of us here to hold an event of this nature. With Scotland’s heritage in the game of golf it is important for us to remember how the game has evolved. By giving golfers the chance to play with Hickory clubs around a modern Championship course we hope that all involved can appreciate how the game has developed from when the games founding fathers first played.”
Having played host to a number of top-class golf events in recent years, such as the Ladies Scottish Open on the Ladies European Tour and the PGA Cup, the Hickory Open adds a different dimension to championship golf at the famed Carrick on Loch Lomond. As well as offering competitors the chance to play the picturesque Carrick golf course, each team will also experience the award-winning hospitality with post golf food in the Claret Jug restaurant.
Designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect Doug Carrick and opening in 2007, the 7,082 yard, par 71 Carrick course enjoys one of the most spectacular locations anywhere in the UK. Overlooking Loch Lomond, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Trossachs National Park, the Carrick offers stunning views as well as a stern test of a golfers’ skill.
Accompanying The Carrick at De Vere’s luxury Loch Lomond resort is the luxurious Cameron House hotel, which underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment last year. The changes led to the hotel being awarded ‘Best Resort Hotel’ at the 2009 Annual Golf Tourism Scotland awards dinner, further enhancing the enviable reputation of one of the UK’s premier high-end hotels. An extravagant rooftop spa, which has been been awarded ‘Scottish Spa of the Year’ for the last three years, as well as state-of-the-art fitness suite and championship golf course, combine to make Cameron House on Loch Lomond one of Scotland’s finest golf resorts.
Entry fee for the inaugural Hickory Open at The Carrick is £249 per team. For more information, or to book your team e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01389 713 655.
The Carrick on Loch Lomond www.cameronhouse.co.uk/cameron-house/golf/introduction.html