On Wednesday 20 June 2018, councillors in the Highlands of Scotland gave the green light for an exciting new golf course to be incorporated into the highland landscape. Coul Links will be situated in Embo, just north of Dornoch.
This will add further strength to the Highlands of Scotland as a golf destination in its own right, which already has a unique and strong product offering to the golf traveler. Royal Dornoch is a must play classic and consistently features highly in every world course rating index.
The benefit of Coul Links to the highland economy will be fantastic and will no doubt attract more golfers to the area, which will only benefit local hotels, restaurants, bars and transport companies.
The project is fronted by Todd Warnock, a US businessman turned philanthropist who has a track record of embracing projects that help strengthen communities. Unlike other US investors in Scottish projects, Warnock has thrown himself into Scottish culture and the highland way of life. Having been so overwhelmed by the charm of Dornoch, he now lives there and supports a number of local organisations and businesses. Links House and the Carnegie Courthouse are both wonderful additions to the town of Dornoch.
Also involved in the project is Mike Keiser, creator of many high profile golf courses and resorts including Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links & Cabot Cliffs in Nova Scotia and Barnbougle Links in Australia.
Coore & Crenshaw, the golf architect team responsible for the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2, will design the course at Coul Links. Prolific golf course designer, Donald Ross who hails from the highland town of Dornoch, originally designed Pinehurst No. 2.
These are exciting times for the highlands of Scotland as an already fantastic part of the world is set to become even better.
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