Three fantastic links courses, a superb 54-hole tournament and some of the best Highland whisky you will find... that’s the Tomatin Single Malt Pro-Am!
Golf and whisky. Two of Scotland’s finest assets and a combination that has attracted generations of visitors seeking out the very best in quality. The Highlands of Scotland is home to some of the finest links courses in the country, and some of the most desirable locations to source our national drink.
The Tomatin Single Malt Pro-Am is a prestigious annual contest that partners three of the area’s most renowned courses and an internationally-known whisky distillery, which is a significant tourist attraction in its own right. Now in its fourth year, the 54-hole tournament is already an established event on the golfing calendar, played at three premier seaside clubs – Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Nairn, each offering a distinctive experience but together providing a unique challenge for the discerning golfer.
Castle Stuart Golf Links is preparing to welcome back the Scottish Open in 2016 for the fourth time in six years, putting the renowned course back in the international spotlight it enjoyed for three consecutive years, culminating in the 2013 tournament won by Phil Mickelson, which attracted a TV audience of over 500 million.
Royal Dornoch, where the game was first played nearly 400 years ago, is consistently in the Top 10 list of the world’s best golf courses, while The Nairn Golf Club, previous host of the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup, will stage the Home Internationals in 2016 and the prestigious Boys Amateur Championship the following year.
The three clubs are part of the Highland Golf Links (HGL) partnership – which also includes the Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House Hotel, Inverness; the Royal Golf Hotel, at Royal Dornoch; and the Golf View Hotel and Spa in Nairn. The partnership, which is an enthusiastic supporter of the Pro-Am, offers attractive packages for visiting golfers to enjoy the finest links golf and luxury accommodation, while exploring a unique and beautiful part of Scotland.
Last year former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher led a field of 200 golfers who took part in the Tomatin Pro-Am. Some 50 teams, including players from Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and across the UK, competed over the three days.
Already teams from USA, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, and the UK have booked to take part in this year’s event, which will be held from 28-30 September.
The Tomatin Single Malt Pro-Am is open to teams from anywhere in the world consisting of three amateurs (ladies or gentlemen) plus a professional of their choice. Teams that do not include a pro are allocated a leading player from the PGA Scotland Order of Merit.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club Championship Course
Course yardage 6,711 I Par 70
tel: 01862 810219
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Course yardage 7,009 I Par 72
tel: 01463 796111
The Nairn Golf Club
Course yardage 6,774 I Par 72
tel: 01667 453208
Team entry of £1,700 plus VAT for three rounds of competitive golf and prize giving dinner. For further information on how to enter and accommodation reservations, please contact any of the three golf clubs or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the HGL website highlandgolflinks.com/tomatin-pro-am