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So, if give permission to do so, why should it matter if heavy machinery is used to create what the archie believes to be a better course? It seems to me that if the land shown in pix is to be used, it must be shaped for the intended purpose. Ciao
Ken,Brora has two problems. One is it is too far north for easy access and secondly it does not have enough publicity exposure.Well, they can't move it, but it's only 17 miles from Royal Dornoch, so that seems like a pretty small obstacle. Exposure is another matter, unless someone writes "A Season in Brora," and then it would take time for the people who aren't currently going there to find out about the book. (Hopefully I'll be done traveling before it does.)I have a question for you. Do you really believe that they should create another 'same old same old' course at Coul Links? I suppose the fact that I was one of the first posters on this thread and I selfishly said I hoped it never got built answers that question. But if I had an actual voice I'd be less concerned about that happening than I would be about the possibility of building another Kingsbarns or Castle Course.I my mind the most special thing about playing golf here is how utterly un-American the experience is. (FWIW, I'm currently in a B&B across A9 from Skelbo Forest) On your urging, we played Wick today, and it is the epitome of what I'm talking about. Despite there being staff in the bar, and collection of members around, we ended up putting our cash in an envelope that we stuffed in the honesty box. The trolleys they had were a ridiculous collection of what appeared to be cast-offs from the members. And tee times? Well, who needs them?And as I expected when we finished a little after 5 p.m. the clubhouse was dark.The other end of "Scottish" golf is at the courses with tee sheets full of visitors. Where there's someone to greet you, a goody bag of stuff, etc., etc. And as some here have said, that's all fine. But I just can't see the need, and I sure as hell don't want to have to pay for it.I would like to see the developer have the courage to do something innovative like at Bandon which was pilloried at the beginning for been the wrong concept in the wrong location.Jon
Quote from: Sean_A on August 26, 2017, 05:54:35 AMSo, if give permission to do so, why should it matter if heavy machinery is used to create what the archie believes to be a better course? It seems to me that if the land shown in pix is to be used, it must be shaped for the intended purpose. CiaoBecause it's been suggested that this team won't do that....
Mmmmm,I am all for protecting SSSIs and I would hope that SNH & SEPA will ensure that the project does not damage or degrade the status of this site. However the statement from Mr. John Duhigg claiming that the Coul Links is 'most protected pieces of dune environment in the whole of Scotland, if not Europe and the world' smacks of over egging the case and does little to further the argument against.Jon
Move from Joe Passov:http://www.golf.com/courses-travel/2017/10/03/next-great-scottish-golf-course-coul-links-inching-closer-reality?xid=nl_news&utm_source=golf.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=forecast&utm_content=2017100302PM
Wow...nice photo credit "courtesy"...;-)
Ken,Brora has two problems. One is it is too far north for easy access .....Jon
Quote from: Jon Wiggett on August 26, 2017, 05:10:55 PMKen,Brora has two problems. One is it is too far north for easy access .....JonI'm not sure I understand. On my last trip I spent several days in Inverness and Brora made for an easy day trip.Or were you meaning the Inverness area being far north from Glasgow/Edinburgh?