Scottish Highlander in the Scottish Highlands by Andrew Marshall

Gourmet Golf Cruising at its Finest by Andrew Marshall

Golf Journalist, Andrew Marshall, cruised aboard the Scottish Highlander on a week-long gourmet Golf Cruise. Read on for his article in California Golf & Travel magazine…

“Welcome aboard the Scottish Highlander and help yourself to glasses of champagne,” says Captain Mick Forster, as introductions are made and cruising golf guests shown to their cabins. Born and bred in North Yorkshire, Mick knows these waterways like Tiger Woods knows the contours of Augusta National’s greens.

Captain Mick aboard the Scottish Highlander

Situated on moorland ground, on which crofters grazed their stock, the 9-hole layout of Fort Augustus established in 1930 is as raggedy around the edges, as the wiry heather that lines the fairways. The greenkeepers are sheep and one of the  local rules states: ‘A ball lying on sheep wool, or made dirty by sheep droppings, may be lifted and cleaned without penalty.’ Fort Augustus is still great fun though, but be careful not to slice your tee shot on the par-5, 6th and 15th, appropriately named Canal.

Golf Cruises aboard the Scottish Highlander

Andrew Marshall cruised aboard the Scottish Highlander in the Scottish Highlands; cruising the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness.

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To read Andrew’s full article on California Golf & Travel, click on the ‘Read More’ button below.

Scottish Highlander cruising outside Urquhart Castle by Andrew Marshall

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