Monday, May 17, 2010

Golf Tourism Scotland to host forum on future of golf tourism

Golf Tourism Scotland will host a national forum on Tuesday 6th July to discuss the future of golf tourism in Scotland.

Held at Murrayshall House Hotel in Perthshire, the event will form a key part of the celebrations marking the trade body's fifth year of campaigning for the golf tourism trade sector and bring together an impressive line-up of key speakers from both public and private sectors to discuss what the next five years hold for golf tourism in Scotland. As a result, trend spotting will be the order of day along with a healthy dose of best-practice guidelines, with some educated and inspired projections for the future.

Included in the exciting programme of speakers is VisitScotland's Director of Visitor Engagement Malcolm Roughead (OBE), Scottish Enterprise's head of tourism Eddie Brogan, Golf Development Manager for the SGU and SGLA Andy Salmon and Lee Derrick, owner of the multi-faceted marketing agency Blue Spinach.

Also giving their insights into what lies ahead will be Seamus Coen, a regional general manager at Macdonald Hotels and Max Hare, a German tour operator serving a host of European countries including Scotland.

"It's an extremely exciting line-up, made all the more intriguing by the theme of the forum," noted GTS chairman Nick Hunter. "We've given them a fairly strict brief to identify key trends that will influence their sector and reveal how they intend to develop their organisations within these parameters. It will be a fascinating day, finding out what the future holds for each of us."

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Greywalls - A New Beginning

One of Scottish golf tourism’s most treasured establishments has just reopened as a hotel once again.

Situated on the edge of the world famous Muirfield golf course and only forty minutes drive from Edinburgh, Greywalls has opened its doors with a new restaurant by legendary chef Albert Roux. Designed by Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1901, Greywalls has stayed true to its roots and today retains the original classical style for which it is renowned. The house offers 23 en suite bedrooms, warm and inviting public areas including a dedicated whisky room and traditional style library, elegant walled gardens, two tennis courts, a putting green and a croquet lawn. There are twelve golf courses within five miles of the hotel, including Gullane, Luffness, North Berwick, The Renaissance Club and Archerfield.

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