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    Dunes Courses in Scotland

    As an ardent golfer I have played a number of courses in Scotland. Some of the most interesting courses are those call dunes courses along the coast. Unlike the typical courses in Canada and the U.S., dunes courses seldom have any trees and tend to follow the natural contours of the land. Sand bunkers occur naturally and many are quite deep. Wind is also a hazard that has to be allowed for and the greens are naturally rolling and not like the neatly manicured greens in North America, so putting requires careful reading of the break.

    Golf in Scotland is not only a fair weather game and a bit of rain doesn't bother the Scots, who wear rain gear and keep a dry towel around their neck to dry their hands. Having lived much of my life in Vancouver, rain never stopped us from playing, so Scotland made me feel right at home.

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    Hi Neil, to be honest i haven't heard of the term Dune courses..i assume they are the same as Link courses?
    Euan..

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by Euan View Post
    Hi Neil, to be honest i haven't heard of the term Dune courses..i assume they are the same as Link courses?
    Yes, the terms links and dunes are similar but sand dunes usually occur right on the ocean, so I prefer dunes courses.

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    Thanks for the clarification Neil..BTW what's your handicap?
    Euan..

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by Euan View Post
    Thanks for the clarification Neil..BTW what's your handicap?
    At 78, mostly my age! When I played regularly my handcap was 10.

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    For me unfortunately it's my Driver....It refuses to hit the ball straight...
    Euan..

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by Euan View Post
    For me unfortunately it's my Driver....It refuses to hit the ball straight...
    Stay away from Scottish golf courses. A drive in the rough is seldom found in the gorse and heather.

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Fraser View Post
    Yes, the terms links and dunes are similar but sand dunes usually occur right on the ocean, so I prefer dunes courses.
    MY father use to call them the Links when he went to play Golf
    Marie

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    2 of the best in Scotland

    www.machgolf.com

    http://www.machrihanishdunes.com/course/

    Euan, get your pro to cut your driver shaft down to a 3 wood length, far easier to handle !!!!

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    Re: Dunes Courses in Scotland

    Maybe i'll practise more before i go to extremes...
    Euan..

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