Why these other World-Class Courses
Are Unknown to Most Americans
Why have most Americans never heard of many of these great Scotland golf courses? The difficulty is that most Americans only hear of Scottish courses when they are the sites of the British Open or of other world-class competitions like the Ryder Cup.
The Need for an Infrastructure to Support a Large Crowd
To stage successfully a world-level competition, promoters need more than a world-class golf course. They need access to hundreds of hotel rooms close to the course, acres of land to house the tent villages with their manufacturers’ booths and vender’s stands, and convenient access to transportation systems that will bring thousands of spectators to the venue. Many world-class Scottish golf courses are remote from population centers and do not have the tourist infrastructure that is necessary for hosting international competitions.
Independent Golfers Love Courses Without Crowds
But remoteness and lack of a large tourist infrastructure are absolutely no problem for the Independent Golfer. The courses are there, in all their splendor. Lodging and meals of a very high standard are readily available for you and your Independent Golfer friends. Tee times are available without booking months in advance or paying commissions to brokers. Green fees are much more reasonable than those of the other, more famous Scottish courses.