"St Andrews hotel is favourite 19th hole"

19th holeAs all eyes turned to Scotland for the Open at Carnoustie, last week golf legend Sam Torrance scored top marks with a family-run St Andrews hotel.
The VisitScotland golf ambassador unveiled his top things to do and see in Scotland as part of a new national tourism campaign and much to the delight of Jack and Sheena Willoughby, hosts at the Dunvegan Hotel in St Andrews, only yards away from the 18th green of the Old Course.
When the Citizen told them that the popular golfer has flagged up their hotel as: "the perfect 19th hole" the couple were obviously very proud ....

St Andrews Citizen July 2007

Industry Gold Recognised at GTS Awards Dinner - and the winner is the Dunvegan Hotel

Dunvegan HotelTHE Scottish golf tourism industry's top achievers have been recognised at a dazzling awards ceremony held in Edinburgh. The annual event from leading industry organisation Golf Tourism Scotland is widely regarded as the 'Oscars of the golfing world' and welcomes attendees from the US and Europe.

Hosted by Marriott Dalmahoy, this year a record 16 awards were handed out including for the first time The Gold Standard Award for outstanding work promoting golf tourism received by Allan Minto from Golf East Lothian. This year's Young Industry Person Award winner was Kirsty Martin from The Village at Machrihanish Dunes who really impressed the GTS awards interview panel with her enthusiasm and dedication to her role within the industry. Recognising the recent accolades received by two GTS members, the organising committee this year honoured Fairmont St Andrews Golf Resort and Dundonald Links Ayrshire for their tireless work towards sustainable golf and carbon reduction.

"This year's awards reflect a busy year for Scottish Golf which whilst facing up to the most challenging weather conditions in over 100 years has not had its spirits dampened. Tonight's awards are a very fitting culmination to an outstanding year of sport throughout the UK. From Tour de France victory, the triumphs of our Olympians, a very Scottish tennis Grand Slam and the culmination of it all in the most amazing Ryder Cup result in many years; the people in Scotland's Golf industry tonight showcase the breadth and depth of its talent and unique products" noted GTS chairman Lee Derrick. The award recipients listed below represent all areas of the golf tourism industry.

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