Old Tom Morris
On the stretch of Scotland's east coast beyond Aberdeen that is bounded by the Cairngorm Range and the ocean is an array of excellent links courses, among them the Old Course at Moray (the club also has another eighteen, designated the New Course). The club was established, in a perfectly Scottish way, by a consortium of whisky makers. In the manner of St. Andrews, the routing begins and ends on the outskirts of the town, in this case Lossiemouth, in between skirting the edge of Moray Firth. The design is essentially that of Old Tom Morris, though there have been a number of alterations to keep pace with how the game is played, since the club understandably has sought to maintain its status as a tournament venue. Students of golf will appreciate the classic heather-and gorse-lined fairways with their modest but challenging pot bunkering and the equally well-bunkered and diminutive greens.