New halfway house adds charm to the Carrick Golf Course at Cameron House in Scotland
On my latest visit to Scotland in June, I drove right by the Carrick Golf Course at Cameron House in Loch Lomond.
My itinerary was jam-packed, and I just didn’t have time to stop by to check out the course. Next time, I certainly will because I’ve heard good things about it from my peers (check out Brandon Tucker’s early review here and photos here).
The Carrick – named after Canadian designer Doug Carrick – has transported the Highland Laddie, a former Thames riverboat, to a new home between the ninth and 10th holes. It will serve as the course’s new halfway house. Its menu is stocked with a unique selection of local fare, such as Scottish pies, soups or drinks.
The Highland Laddie originally came to Cameron House as a way to take golfing guests from the main hotel to the course via Loch Lomond, but it chugged along a little too slowly for golfers needing to make tee times. Guests now reach the course by a complimentary shuttle service or a cruise aboard the speedier Celtic Warrior.
Golf professional Kylie Walker, a member of the Ladies European Tour, christened the new Highland Laddie with a bottle of fine malt whisky on July 13. A time capsule filled with memorabilia – golf score cards, balls, tees and menus, plus a short history of the Laddie – was buried under the boat prior to its opening.
The par-71 course features a front nine holes in the Lowlands and a back nine in the Highlands of Scotland. The Carrick has hosted the Ladies Scottish Open, the PGA Cup and the World Corporate Golf Challenge.
And don’t forget, you can book tee times on the west coast of Scotland here at TravelGolf.com.
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