JUNE 2002 - Traigh basking in glorious sunshine.
While most of Britain has been suffering a wet and
miserable early Summer, Traigh Golf Course, by Arisaig
in the north west of Scotland, has been enjoying
glorious sunshine and in the last week temperatures
as high as 25 degrees.
weather we have seen here is as good as it gets,
and visitors to Traigh in the last ten days will
not have been disappointed" says Jack Shaw
Stewart, proprietor of the course. "We just
hope that this fair spell now continues for the
next month or so."
a nine hole course, is situated in Scotland¹s
West Highlands, lying beside sandy beaches with
breathtaking views across to the Cuillins of Skye,
Eigg and Rum. It has been described as "the
most beautifully sited golf course in the world."
course has existed for over 100 years, but was enlarged
and greatly improved in 1994, and balanced with
offering a challenge to the low handicapper while
still providing an enjoyable round for families
and younger players. Green fees are £14.00
per day, £50.00 for the week. Aged 16 and
under are half price.
well as the golf, the whole area offers plenty to
see and do including walking, bird watching and
exploring, with sandy beaches lying to north and
south of the course - including the Silver Sands
of Morar. Accommodation can be found in Arisaig
and Mallaig from where there is a ferry link to
Skye. Fishing is also available locally on Loch
more information about the course, visitors should
or phone the clubhouse on 01687 450337 and ask for
a brochure to be sent.
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MARCH 2002 - New green keeper for Traigh Golf Course
Traigh is delighted to welcome Craig Black as greenkeeper. Craig previously worked at Williamwood Golf Course, near Glasgow and before that at Strathaven Golf Course. Craig is highly qualified and brings extensive experience and greenkeeping skills.
MAY 1998 - New greenkeeper hired
Traigh Golf Course is delighted to announce the
appointment of Gavin Johnstone as greenkeeper.Gavin
joins us from the greenkeeping staff at Muirfield
and has had considerable experience working there
and at another of Scotland's premier courses, North
Berwick West Links.
MAY 1995 - Totally redesigned course offering
sensational views of the West Highland coastline.
the most beautifully sited nine-hole golf course
in the world..."
Traigh Golf Course, perched on dunes at the end of
the breathtaking Road to the Isles, has been totally
redesigned and rebuilt. This natural links provide
golfers with stunning views out to the legendary Hebridean
islands of Skye ,
Rum, Eigg and Muck. The course is framed by the
silvery sands celebrated in the 'Local Hero' film with
the rugged rocks of Creag Mhor towering inland. Some
scenic compensation when the demands of John Salvesen's
par 34 design prove too much for the player!
Traigh (pronounced 'try' and meaning 'beach') has
been redesigned using the natural features of the
sand dunes that rise up from the beaches from which
the course gets its name. John Salvesen has made
little alteration to the contours already there,
even the bowl shaped green at the 'Spion Kop' 2nd
had already been excavated by rabbits. He has created
'a fair challenge to all classes of golfer - a course
that is fun, so that one wants to play it again.'
John Salvesen, the designer of the new golf course,
is a past Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf
Club of St Andrews, and a past chairman of the Championship
Committee (responsible for the Open). He has designed
and improved courses all over Britain and abroad.
He designed the new Charleton course in Fife, and
also the course for Elmwood College - the hub of
greenkeeper training in Scotland - as well as the
new Strathmore Course at Alyth.
Jimmy MacDonald, head greenkeeper at Royal Lytham
& St Annes for over 20 years - during which
time he has staged four Open Championships, a Ryder
Cup and a Curtis Cup - is a native of Arisaig.
He has provided invaluable advice on preparing the
ground at Traigh where he first learnt the game,
and claims that the result is a "truly natural
course". Local members have expressed enormous
enthusiasm for the project. Tommy McEachen,
Captain of the Club and mainstay of the game for
many years, said "at last we have a first class
course - we always had a first class setting".
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