At Gleneagles, there is a wow factor from the moment you drive onto the grounds. Everything you see appears to be perfect. The grounds are beautifully manicured. Everyone there is happy and smiling. It feels like you have arrived at a friend’s country estate rather than a golf course and hotel.
As I sat down to write about Cruden Bay, it dawned on me that a review in the traditional sense is pointless. Everyone who knows of Cruden Bay either already loves it or has it on their bucket list. No one needs me to tell them that Cruden Bay is worth their time. The course is fantastic. Everything you’ve probably heard about it is true. Play it if you have the chance.
If I ever wanted to get away from everything for a few months and just write, play golf, take pictures, and decompress, Dornoch would be where I’d go. The town and golf course left such and impression on me that I’ll never forget them. Maybe Tom Watson was right, it is about as much fun as you can have playing golf.