Golf tourism businesses on course


SCOTLAND’S top golf tourism businesses have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

The Old Course Hotel & Spa in St Andrews was named Best Resort of the Year at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. The two hotel awards also went to St Andrews, with Macdonald Rusacks Hotel taking the gong for Large Hotel of the Year and Dunvegan Hotel winning the Small Hotel category.
Sandown House in Nairn took the award for Best B&B at the event, which is organised by Golf Tourism Scotland, while Kirsty Martin of The Village at Machrihanish Dunes was named Young Industry Person of the Year. The inaugural Gold Standard Award for outstanding work promoting Scottish golf tourism went to Allan Minto from Golf East Lothian.
“The quality and diversity of our product has never been more important than on the eve of the next four years,” said GTS chairman Lee Derrick. “Four years which will see Scotland host The Open three times, the Women’s British Open and the Ryder Cup.”

Image – Lee Derrick and Kirsty Martin.