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Planning sought for £60m ‘The Ayrshire’

Planning sought for £60m ‘The Ayrshire’ 2

🕔09:39, 16.Apr 2013

Developers have filed for planning permission to build a major new multi-million pound golf course in Scotland. The Ayrshire, in Irvine Bay, will be an 18-hole links pay-and-play course featuring

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Donald Trump applies for second course

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🕔16:59, 11.Feb 2013

The team behind American billionaire Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course has applied for planning permission to build a second facility at Menie Estate. The ‘Mary MacLeod Course’, named after Trump’s Scottish-born mother, will occupy several hundred acres and form part

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Scottish government funds junior discounts

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🕔10:46, 11.Feb 2013

The Scottish government is funding a £20 discount off most first-time golf club memberships for children between now and the end of April. The initiative, backed by a pledge of £2 million of state funding between 2014 and 2018, is

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Greenkeepers find 2,000-year-old skull

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🕔11:49, 5.Feb 2013

Greenkeepers renovating a bunker on a Scottish golf course have found a human skull that is believed to be 2,000 years old. The find, on the fourth hole at the nine-hole Musselburgh’s Old Links Golf Course, officially the oldest golf

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Gender-specific unions hope to merge 0

🕔10:43, 13.Dec 2012

A pathway has been set up to amalgamate the body that runs men’s amateur golf in Scotland with the organisation that runs ladies’ amateur golf. For over 90 years male and female golfers in Scotland have belonged to different associations,

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Award for Old Course Hotel

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🕔05:08, 23.Nov 2012

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has been awarded ‘Best Resort of The Year’ by Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS). Daniel Pereira, the resort’s general manager, responded to the news by stating: “The very best aspect of

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Trump to press ahead with second course

Trump to press ahead with second course

🕔12:52, 21.Nov 2012

Donald Trump has decided to move forward with plans to design his second golf course at Trump International Golf Links, following unprecedented demand for his first. The news has led to Sandy Jones, chief executive of the Professional Golfers Association

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Historic club on brink of going under

Historic club on brink of going under 0

🕔03:03, 1.Nov 2012

One of the oldest golf clubs in Scotland will be closed down unless it brings in revenue from new members and visitors, an existing member has stated. Newton Stewart Golf Club, a parkland course in south-west Scotland that was established

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Scottish golf’s ‘radical facelift’ to begin

Scottish golf’s ‘radical facelift’ to begin 2

🕔10:24, 17.Oct 2012

The governing bodies of Scottish golf have announced that the ‘radical facelift’ of the game, involving the rolling out of 50 ‘development centres’, is to begin in November, and have named nearly half of the clubs that will host them.

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Work begins on two new ‘eco’ courses

Work begins on two new ‘eco’ courses 2

🕔12:30, 26.Sep 2012

Construction work has begun on two new ‘eco’ 18-hole golf courses on a former colliery in Scotland, which will be part of a major new project. The Heartlands Development in West Lothian is a £650m business, retail, residential and leisure

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Controversial banker to build golf course

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🕔10:23, 3.Sep 2012

A controversial Australian hedge fund manager has ignored the advice of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and decided to build a new golf course in Scotland. Greg Coffey, 41, who is worth nearly half a billion pounds, bought the 12,000-acre

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Shocking report kick-starts radical change

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🕔01:24, 5.Jul 2012

Golf in Scotland is to receive a radical facelift following a new survey that highlights the dire state of the country’s golf clubs. The ‘National Facilities Survey’ of 498 of the country’s 597 clubs has been described by the Scottish

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‘History of golf’ art to be auctioned

‘History of golf’ art to be auctioned 1

🕔12:41, 21.Mar 2012

The world’s leading art business is to auction what it says is the most important collection of golf art in history. Christie’s is to put up for sale the collection of Jaime Ortiz Patiño, the founder of Valderrama Golf Club,

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Poll reveals buoyant Scottish golf data

Poll reveals buoyant Scottish golf data 0

🕔15:46, 16.Dec 2011

More than three quarters of Scottish golf professionals have reported that business in 2011 has been stronger than it was in 2010. A poll carried out by Golf Tourism Scotland (GTS) asked golf professionals if 2011 had been an improvement

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Lawrie opened junior facility

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🕔10:40, 11.Dec 2011

Former Open champion, Paul Lawrie, who came second in the Dubai World Championship this week, opened a junior golf facility at Shetland Golf Club, one of Scotland’s most northerly clubs, earlier this year. The facility offers junior coaching through the

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Footballer to sue Turnberry Golf Club

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🕔14:16, 12.Nov 2011

A former goalkeeper for Glasgow Rangers Football Club is to sue Turnberry Hotel and Golf Club in Scotland after he fell off a ladder there two years ago. Peter McCloy was working at the world-famous golf resort as a starter in

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First image of Taymouth Castle’s golf course

First image of Taymouth Castle’s golf course 0

🕔13:53, 28.Oct 2011

The first image of the remodelled Taymouth Castle’s golf course in Scotland has been released. The revamped James Braid course opens next year – 79 years after it first was played on. The new golf course includes a significant rerouting and

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IOG to ‘radically’ change Scotsturf

IOG to ‘radically’ change Scotsturf 0

🕔16:38, 27.Oct 2011

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced a ‘radical review’ of the IOG Scotsturf exhibition that promotes greenkeeping products to golf course managers, which took place earlier this month. “For 2012, the IOG will look to stage IOG Scotsturf In

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Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’

Nominees announced for Scotland’s ‘golf industry oscars’ 0

🕔09:44, 17.Oct 2011

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

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Scotland to invest £2 million in golf

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🕔14:32, 12.Sep 2011

The Scottish government is to copy the Ryder Cup model set by the Welsh Assembly, by investing £2 million in golf clubs.

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