Words from an Open Champion

Why north-east Scotland is great for golf

Paul Lawrie"As a native of the North East of Scotland I admit to being biased, but I truly believe we have some of the world’s finest and most memorable golf courses in this area - courses which, played once, just have to be played again and again.

Two which are very close to my heart are the charming riverside course at Banchory on Royal Deeside where I learned my trade as a professional and the magnificent links at Carnoustie venue of my Open Championship success in 1999.

The superb new Trump International Links will attract visitors from all around the world but we also have a marvellous variety of links and parkland layouts all within very easy reach of Aberdeen - the Granite City.

I am thrilled to now have my own Golf Centre on the outskirts of the city where you can learn the game, hone your skills and play our picturesque nine hole layout. If I’m not on tour I might bump into you there!

The region is so full of history - great old (and new!) golf courses, ancient castles, malt whisky distilleries and some of the most breathtaking scenery - but it is also a very modern area with Aberdeen recognised as the Oil Capital of Europe.

It’s a wonderful place to stay and play - come and see it and enjoy it for yourself, I promise you won’t be disappointed."



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