Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick October 17, 2011 09:44

Nominees for this year’s golf industry awards have been announced by Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS), the industry’s national trade body. The annual GTS Gold Standard Awards celebrate the best in Scottish golf tourism by recognising leading transport and golf tour operators, golf secretariats, caddiemasters and accommodation providers, as well as naming the year’s top golf course. Eleven awards are up for grabs.

“There is always a great deal of anticipation in the run-up to the awards,” commented Lee Derrick, chairman of GTS. “We receive nominations from every sector of Scotland’s golf tourism industry, which demonstrates some of the fantastic work done this year across the country. By the time the winners are announced at the dinner, the sense of expectation in the room is palpable, and that makes for a wonderful night. I think this year’s awards will be one to relish because of the range of entrants that have been nominated for the awards.”

North Berwick

Nominees:

GOLF COURSE OF THE YEAR:

Balcomie Links (Crail), Carnoustie Championship,
Castle Stuart Golf Links, Gullane No 2, Kingsbarns Golf Links, Machrihanish Dunes, New Course (St Andrews),
North Berwick West Links, Pitlochry, Old Course (St Andrews), Torrance Course (Fairmont St Andrews), Turnberry Ailsa and
Western Gailes.

GOLF SECRETARIAT OF THE YEAR:

Brora Golf Club, Carnoustie Golf Links, Crail Golfing Society,
Gullane Golf Club, Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield), Kingsbarns Golf Links, North Berwick Golf Club, Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and
St Andrews Links Trust.

CADDIEMASTER OF THE YEAR:

Sam Fox (North Berwick Golf Club), Malcolm Gibson
(North Berwick Golf Club), Davie Gilchrist (Kingsbarns Golf Links),
Kenny McLeod (Fairmont St Andrews), Doreen Mayes
(Crail Golfing Society), Martin Roy (Carnoustie Golf Links) and
Robert Thorpe (St Andrews Links Trust).

HOTEL OF THE YEAR:

Aslar Guest House (St Andrews), Dunvegan Hotel (St Andrews), Glenderran Guest House (St Andrews), Glenmorangie House (Tain), Greyfriars Hotel (St Andrews), Hazelbank Hotel (St Andrews), Highgrove House (Troon), North Berwick Golf Lodge,
No 12 Quality Street (North Berwick), Rocpool Reserve (Inverness),
Old Loans Inn (Troon), Sandown Guest House (Nairn) and
Ugadale Cottages (Machrihanish).

HOTEL OF THE YEAR (country house hotel category):

Culloden House Hotel (Inverness), Fenton Tower (East Lothian), Greywalls Hotel (Gullane), Inn at Lathones (St Andrews),
Lochgreen House (Troon), Meldrum House Hotel (Oldmeldrum), Rufflets Country House Hotel (St Andrews) and
Udny Arms Hotel (Newburgh).

HOTEL OF THE YEAR (large hotel category):

Kingsmill Hotel (Inverness), Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
(North Berwick), Macdonald Rusacks Hotel (St Andrews),
Marcliffe Hotel & Spa (Aberdeen), Royal Golf Hotel (Dornoch) and
St Andrews Golf Hotel.

HOTEL OF THE YEAR (resort hotel category):

Fairmont St Andrews, Gleneagles Hotel, Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (St Andrews) and Turnberry Resort.

GOLF TOUR OPERATOR OF THE YEAR:

Adventures In Golf, Executive Golf & Leisure, Haversham & Baker, Hidden Links, Golf Scotland, Golfers Scotland, Grasshopper Golf, Links Golf St Andrews, Morton Golf Holidays, PerryGolf, Pioneer Golf, Spela-Golf.com and Travelling the Fairways.

TRANSPORT OPERATOR OF THE YEAR:

Charlton Chauffeur Drive, Executive Travel Company,
George Malcolm, McLaren Travel, Mac-Mur Tours,
St Andrews Executive Travel, West Coast Motors (Kintyre Express) and Woods Coaches.

The GTS Gold Standard Awards will be held at Fairmont St Andrews on Thursday, November 3, 2011.

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick October 17, 2011 09:44
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