Courses & TravelAugust 23, 2011

Dream Trip to Scotland, Day 5: Tain Golf Club

Kevin Daly is a good friend who's on a dream golf trip to Scotlandwith his brother Mike. After he sent me his itinerary -- 21 rounds in 14 days -- I asked him to file a series of trip reports, which I'd post to the blog. Here's Day 5:*

  •               [#image: /photos/55ad7131b01eefe207f67bdd]|||BenNevis.jpg|||__[Tain Golf Club:](http://www.tain-golfclub.co.uk/)__ Unable to drive it straight and long on the links, I found myself on a long and straight drive from Campbeltown, through the heart of the Highlands. The destination was the Tain Golf Club; we were signed up to play in the Tain Gents Open. Along the drive we passed Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles (*pictured*), as well as Loch Ness. If you're a hiker, biker, fly-fisher or general nature lover, you'll appreciate the Highlands. Unfortunately, we could only take in the beauty from the car because of our tee time at Tain. Scotland is a wonderful country full of tradition, history, culture, scenery and friendly people. Mike and I recommend [__Golf Nook Scotland__](http://www.golfnook.com/index.html) for ideas on how you can best complement your golf odyssey. I know I'll be a frequent visitor to this magical land, and maybe next time I'll have more time to take in some of its many treasures. That being said, this particular trip is all about golf for the Daly brothers. Suffering from an empty tank, sleep deprivation and golf exhaustion, we stopped for car fuel ($114) and Austria's gift to the weary world: Red Bull.  
    

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Bottom line: Booked tournament in January for $30. (Regular green fee is $66.)

Lodging: We drove 30 minutes to Dornoch and slept at Amalfi B&B for $60.

Total cost of day: $229__Five-day total:__ $1,688

--Kevin Daly

(Day 6 will post on Thursday. Follow me on Twitter @Matt Ginella.)

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