A former Tartan Tour Order of Merit Winner has been appointed the first Head Professional at The Carrick at Cameron House, which will offer an unrivalled golfing experience on the banks of Loch Lomond when it opens in June (opens to the public on the 6th June following the Sir Steve Redgrave Golden Tour pro am).

Alan Tait (pictured right), the former Scottish, European and World Boy?s Champion, has joined The Carrick following seven years as Director of Golf and Head Professional at the Westerwood Hotel, Golf and Country Club in Cumbernauld. Alan?s golfing career included gaining his Euro Tour Card in 1997 and he also jointly holds the course record for Carnoustie with Colin Montgomerie.

His appointment follows the announcement that both Open Champion Paul Lawrie (pictured left) and the European Ladies Tour?s Clare Queen are representing The Carrick on their respective tours.

Bordering on the shores of Loch Lomond, the Carrick takes its name from the highly acclaimed architect Canadian Doug Carrick, who was responsible for its design.

Weaving through a variety of landscape settings, The Carrick takes advantage of the spectacular surrounding views of its loch side location. Designed in traditional Scottish Heathlands style, its front 9-holes are in the Scottish Lowlands and the back 9-holes in the Scottish Highlands.

Commenting on his appointment Alan said:

?The Carrick will offer players an outstanding golfing experience thanks to its exceptional design and location. I am delighted taking up what really must be one of the most exciting jobs in Scottish golf in the run up to the official opening in July.?

The Carrick will play host to a number of significant golf tournaments this year, including the Ladies? Scottish Open and the Sir Steve Redgrave Golden Golf Tour.