Skibo Castle Launches Exclusive Public Tee Times

The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle Opens Its World Renowned Course To Non-Resident Golfers In An Club First

Private Members’ Club Launches Exclusive Public Tee Times

London, 12th June 2012 – For the very first time since becoming private in 2007, the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle has announced that limited public tee times will be available on special request to non-residents from June until October 2012.

Carnegie Club at Skibo CastleIn an exciting move for keen golfers around the world, The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle is now allowing limited access to its golf course for non-residents for the very first time since 2007. The Carnegie Club, located near Dornoch in the North East of Scotland, is renowned for its idyllic setting, which includes its famous 18-hole championship Carnegie Links golf course.

Non-resident golfers now have an exclusive chance to sample the world-renowned golf element of the famously private Club, for the first time since its £2million upgrade. A fantastic prospect for those that are interested in membership and have always wanted to play the beautiful Highlands course, two four-balls will be made available for non-residents from Monday – Friday, from June until October 2012. Golfers wishing to make a reservation must provide a letter of introduction from their home course and proof of their handicap together with their request date.

Peter Crome, Managing Director of The Carnegie Club stated: “I am delighted to be able to open our world class golf course to the public and allow non-residents the exclusive chance to sample what is surely one of the best golf experiences on the planet. We have introduced limited public tee times from Monday to Friday to give those that are perhaps thinking about joining the Club a chance to see what it’s really about before making the step of becoming a member. Our golf course is one of the most talked about amongst golfers from every country and I am sure there will be great interest in this opportunity internationally”.

The cost for this exclusive golfing experience will be £300 per head, including lunch. To book, golfers can call the proshop on 01862 894 660 or email [email protected]

About The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle

Situated in the heart of the Highlands, only five minutes’ drive from the world-famous Royal Dornoch, the Carnegie Club is a private members-only club which offers its members and their guests the chance to relax, play golf and enjoy sporting activities in the most tranquil and beautiful surroundings.

Formerly the summer home of US philanthropist and steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie, Skibo Castle provides accommodation of the highest standard, both within the castle itself and in 12 family lodges which are dotted around the 7,500 acre estate.

For golfers, the recently transformed 18-hole Carnegie Links course is the jewel in the club’s crown. Unique in that it is a fantastic test of the skills of links golf, whilst at the same time being highly exclusive, the course is able to boast only 3000 rounds per year. Along with all this privacy, the course is situated in one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Europe.

As well as world-class golf, Skibo also offers members and guests a wealth of sporting pursuits, such as horse riding, falconry, quad biking, fishing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, cycling, a gymnasium and beach and hill walks. For those who like to take it easy, the club boasts a stunning ozone-treated swimming pool, a steam room, and a sumptuous spa which offers treatments from Comfort Zone and Ytsara.

A visit to The Carnegie Club is the chance to sample luxurious accommodation, mouth-watering dining, world-class golf and a wonderful variety of activities, all within the most relaxing and magical location imaginable.

To find more about The Carnegie Club and its membership please contact:

Katy Renwick - Membership Administrator Tel: +44 1862 894 600 Email: [email protected] Website: www.carnegieclub.co.uk

For more information on golf at The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle:

David Thomson – Director of Golf Tel: +44 1862 894 600 Email: [email protected] Website: www.carnegieclub.co.uk

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