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Cruden Bay

We left Royal Dornoch the next morning for the 4 hour or so drive south to Cruden Bay.  We passed through the town of Nairn and got a glimpse of the Nairn course.  We had hoped to play Nairn, but a member-guest tournament kept us from playing. 

Our threesome (me on the left) before teeing off at Cruden Bay

I had few preconcieved notions about Cruden Bay other than hearing it was this funky course with a cult-like appeal. The designer is the same as Irelands’ famed Ballybunion, so I thought I might be in for a pleasant suprise.  I was not disappointed.

This course had some of the greatest holes I played on the trip (and some of the worst).  The sand dunes were larger than just about anywhere else and the routing was tremendous.  I’m not a big fan of blind shots, and there were 4 holes in a row that had blind shots!  Holes 13-16.

 This course would be on my short-list for any return trip to Scotland.  Don’t miss it

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