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Niall -I still have conversations with visitors at Dornoch who are not aware of Golspie. The bus tour crowd is in the Highlands to play Dornoch, Nairn & Castle Stuart. But even some of the people traveling about on their own either have never heard of the course or don't know of its quality. I do my best to encourage them to go play there.DT
The first thing I do when seeing these threads about 2nd/3rd tier golf is look up the greenfee. I paid 10 quid as a visitor when last there. Golspie is now £90. I like Golspie, but that's a lotta dosh.Ciao
Quote from: Sean_A on October 29, 2022, 04:53:02 AMThe first thing I do when seeing these threads about 2nd/3rd tier golf is look up the greenfee. I paid 10 quid as a visitor when last there. Golspie is now £90. I like Golspie, but that's a lotta dosh.CiaoBut you can get a Brora + Golspie ticket for £140 which gives you a round on Golspie and Brora on either the same day or consecutive days. This summer a round at Brora was £125 for non-UK residents and £95 for UK residents. so we in effect played Golspie for £15. Even at the additional £45 it would be for you, that not a lot of dosh (or bread, dough or lettuce). The two round deal is going up to £160 in 2023. In any event, it makes a lot of sense for anyone in the area to get the ticket and play both.
So now I need to pay another 50 quid to get a so so deal at Golspie?Ciao
Quote from: Sean_A on October 29, 2022, 08:31:19 AMSo now I need to pay another 50 quid to get a so so deal at Golspie?CiaoDo you really think £50 is extreme for a round at Golspie? This summer, Tain was £80 and Fraserburgh was £100. What are the better bargains in the Highlands?
Sean -I have played at Golspie almost every year since 2000. The green fee for visitors has never been as low as 10 quid in that time. If I remember correctly, the visitors' green fee was 30 pounds or so around 2000-2002. Perhaps you played at the "guest of member" rate (which used to be 10 pounds, but now is 20 pounds).DT
Nice article in Golf Course Industry:https://www.golfcourseindustry.com/article/scotland-numbers-game-golspie-wharton/