El Dorado Mens Golf Club

Scotland 2008

Bob Forster and I just returned from a golf vacation to Scotland. In a word it was magnificent. We played 15 golf courses in the 10 days we were there, including the Old Course at St. Andrews and Carnoustie and we planned the entire trip ourselves. I wanted any Men's Club member who is interested in visiting Scotland to know that he would be welcome to contact either one of us for help in planning their trip. We used a book that we would recommend to facilitate the process and would be happy to offer suggestions.

Steve Friend

Kingsbarns Golf Club

Steve with the flag in the hole.  Notice the island in the background, Isle of Aryan. Famous prized cattle raised there.  Train runs right next to course.

Steep and deep.

Looking across 17th fairway up towards the 18th hole, R&A Clubhouse and the town of St. Andrews.

Steve Friend and Bob Forster on Swilican Bridge, St. Andrews.

Steve and Bob at Lundin Links, 12 miles south of St. Andrews.  Firth of Forth in the background.  St. Andrews Bay over the rear hill is part of the Firth of Forth.  This leads from the North Sea to the port at Edinburgh.

Swilican bridge on 18th hole at the Old Course.  Monument in the background is to the martyrs who were burned to death by the Catholics when they tried to stamp out the Protestants in the 1600s.  Part of the St. Andrews University is past it to its right.  Russaks Hotel on the right where Palmer and Nicklaus stayed, don't ask how much/night.

Clubhouse behind Old Course 18th hole.  Home of the R&A - Royal and Ancient Golf Assoc.

Steve shot 73 at the Old Course and I had 74.  Played with two members who invited us in for drinks at the St. Andrews Club, to the right of Old Tom Morris' Shop.  18th green on the Old Course from the clubhouse.

 

Steve at Kingsbarns Golf Club with clubhouse in background at St. Andrews.