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Good news! Arnold Palmer is building his first course in Scotland

March 20, 2015

The Arnold Palmer Group has designs in progress all over the globe, including one in China and one in Brazil. But for the first time, The King is building a course in Scotland. And he's chosen a pretty awesome chunk of land for it.

Starting early next year, the course will be built on Moray Firth, an inlet of the North Sea near the Castle Stuart. Palmer's new design will make Castle Stuart a 36-hole destination because there's already an 18-hole course on the property.

While other members of Palmer's crew have been to the site, Palmer himself has yet to see the property, but says he plans to before this year's British Open. According to Google Maps, it'll be about a three hour drive to get from Castle Stuart to St. Andrews.

In his career, Palmer has found some success in Scotland, having won the British Open in 1962 at Troon. As the BBC reports, Palmer says, "The opportunity to build an iconic golf course in Scotland would be the culmination of all these great experiences."