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Highland Golf Links Pro-Am at Royal Dornoch, Nairn Golf Club and Cabot Highlands courses sells out with 75 teams from around the world

By Alasdair Fraser

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The Cabot Highland course at Castle Stuart Golf Links.
The Cabot Highland course at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

A leading golf tournament uniting three world class Highland courses has sold out.

Now established as one of the foremost contests on the PGA in Scotland calendar, the three-day Highland Golf Links Pro-Am attracted 75 teams of four from around the world.

There is a prize fund of over £50,000 and a unique Tomatin 50 Year Old valued at above £17,000 on offer from tournament sponsor Tomatin Single Malt.

Each team of three amateurs and one professional will battle it out amid the challenging fairways, bunkers and greens of Royal Dornoch, Nairn Golf Club, and Cabot Highlands.

The HGL Pro Am is supported by PGA in Scotland and is one of the richest tournaments of the year, with play running from October 2 to 4.

As well as the prize packages, every player will be gifted a bottle of Tomatin whisky from a Sauternes Barrique which has been bottled exclusively for the event.

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Players will also get a chance to taste Tomatin’s new limited-edition expressions, The Italian Collection – three distinct single malts, each finished in wine casks from the sun-soaked hills of Italy.

Players will compete over three days, playing in a stroke play tournament over the famous Highland courses.

There will be numerous other gifts and prizes, including equipment from TaylorMade Golf, clothing from Kjus and a special nearest the pin competition provided by Toptracer.

Royal Dornoch. Pic: Trevor Martin
Royal Dornoch. Pic: Trevor Martin

The whole event has the backing of Kingsmills Hotel, Culloden House Hotel, Links House at Dornoch and Kane Partnership.

Jeremy Matte, director of golf at Cabot Highlands and the lead organiser of the HGL Pro Am, said: “We are delighted that our event has sold out and has attracted teams from around the world.

“They come for the amazing golf courses, the wonderful scenery, and the tremendous experience created for them, especially by our event sponsor, Tomatin Single Malt.

“Their commitment and support is truly superb and the combination of Tomatin and three of the best links courses in golf makes for a very special event. We look forward to welcoming 300 players to another great golfing occasion.”

Stephen Bremner, managing director at The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd, said: “The HGL Pro Am is a perfect combination of golf and whisky.

“The three golf courses are known worldwide, they are a huge attraction for golfers and whisky fans everywhere.

“We are very lucky to have the courses here on our doorstep, it is a major boost for tourism and attracting visitors to the Highlands.

“It is a special event and we are glad to play our part in its success.”

Yvonne Crook, chairwoman of Highland Tourism Community Interest Company, said: “This is a fantastic event which underlines the lure of the Highlands for premier spend visitors to the region.

“As the lead organisers, Cabot Highlands is to be commended on having another sold out event. It is not hard to see the attraction with such stunning golf courses and excellent hotel partners.

“We are lucky to have Tomatin here in the Highlands.

“Their commitment to excellence, to the community, the environment and tourism is very special.”

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