Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2017
Linksland Golf Travel attended the 2017 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards Gala Dinner last night along with 350 guests from throughout the Scottish golf industry at the Trump Turnberry Resort.
The glittering event was presided over by master of ceremonies, Dougie Donnelly as 14 awards were allocated to different categories.
The Old Loans Inn, a four-star boutique hotel near Troon in Ayrshire was awarded the Best Hotel Under 20 Rooms while the four-star Gailes Hotel, also in Ayrshire won the Best Hotel 21-50 Rooms. Gleneagles in the heart of Perthshire won the Best Hotel with over 50 Rooms.
Kingsbarns Golf Links near St Andrews came forward as the Best Experience along with the Best Customer Service award. Gleneagles won the award for Best Pro Shop while Blairgowrie Golf Club was elected the Best Clubhouse. The Carrick on Loch Lomond took top slot for Best Catering.
Strathmore Golf Centre near Perth won the award for Best Course Under £50 with Dundonald Links in Ayrshire claiming Best Course £50-£100. The Trump Turnberry Ailsa course, which was redesigned last year and is getting rave reviews was chosen as the Best Course over £100.
Earlier in the week, 70 buyers from 39 countries met with suppliers from every aspect of the Scottish Golf Tourism industry to discuss business for the forthcoming year. Scottish golf is gradually increasing in its value to the Scottish economy climbing from £286m in 2016 to an expected £300m by 2020.
“It’s a treat to come together with colleagues from every aspect of the Scottish golf tourism industry,” said David J Whyte, Linksland’s chief executive. “It’s a great chance to catch up and socialise with the businesses and individuals we have worked with for the past 25 years.”