The stunning Moray Firth coastline, to the East of the beautiful city of Inverness, is home to some of the UK’s best links courses, and this event for any combination of pairs features three of them – Nairn, Nairn Dunbar and Castle Stuart.
Nairn is a past host of the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup and known as one of the best traditional links in Scotland. Nairn Dunbar is a championship course offering superb scenery, while Castle Stuart needs no introduction having recently hosted the Scottish Open four times.
The event gets underway at Nairn, a course boasting stunning seaside views from every hole. It is known as one of Scotland’s best traditional links and has played host to many prestigious international events throughout its illustrious history. Our golfers will need to be on form from the tee-off, with the first seven holes played alongside the beach and the sea, with the water very much in play.
Nairn Dunbar is our venue for Round 2 and, without doubt, this is another of the ‘must-play’ courses on the Moray Firth. The course tests golfers of all abilities and promises 18 holes full of fun and enjoyment. With two par 5s in the last three holes, the finishing stretch will prove all-important in deciding which pairs are in contention ahead of tomorrow’s final round.
In its short history, Castle Stuart has built a reputation as an outstanding test of golf, and always features prominently in the ‘Top 100 Courses in the World’ lists put together by the likes of Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. The course is beautifully situated, offering spectacular views over the sea to the hills and Highlands beyond, and is always a treat to experience – whatever your handicap.
> All competitors will play in pairs at each of the three courses during the competition.
> The event is a 54 hole Betterball Stableford competition, and the pair with the highest score after the three rounds will be declared the winner.
> Prizes will be presented following Round 3 – any prize winners not in attendance must contact the organisers to claim their prize, and will be liable for any costs incurred in sending their prize to them.
> As well as prizes for overall scores, there will also be prizes available each day.
> The event organisers reserve the right to amend the format of the competition should the number of entrants or weather conditions dictate.
> All entrants must be amateurs and members of recognised golf clubs, and hold an active or competitive handicap.
> Overseas entrants must provide proof of their exact handicap, which will be adjusted according to the Slope Rating of their home course.
> CDH numbers or handicap certificates must be provided before the start of the event.
> Entrants must be over the age of 18 on the date of the first round.
> Maximum handicap allowance is 24 for men and 36 for ladies – 90% handicap allowance is given.
> A draw will be produced for each days play, and the event will be played in 4 balls.
> Should any entrants wish to withdraw from the event, a full refund (less any charges incurred) will be guaranteed up until 2 months before the start date of the event. Withdrawals after this date will receive 50% of their entry fee, unless a replacement can be found.