Good news if you have a Scotland golf vacation planned in the next few years: you’ll likely have a handful of new, high-profile courses to play.
Not sure I’d call it a building boom, but there are a number of projects in the works.
Most recently (as in, a couple days ago) Donald Trump announced he’s proceeding with his second golf course and his resort in Aberdeen because the proposed windfarm project off the coast — to which he objected to — is now “as good as dead.”
Near Carnoustie, tour player Darren Clarke is working on The Angus, an 18-hole course that will anchor an upscale, Wyndham resort.
And finally in (or on) the sparsely inhabited Island of Jura, Australian hedge fund manager Greg Coffey is planning on building an exclusive golf course designed by fellow-Australian Bob Harrison.
I know I said all this was ‘good news,’ but let’s hope it truly is — my understanding is that Scotland’s supply and demand picture is similar to ours, i.e. too many golf courses for what is stagnant or even declining golfer participation.
What do you think? Are these new, high-profile golf courses good for Scotland?
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