As increasing hours of daylight allow for much longer days, golfers can fit even more play on Scotland’s golf courses this spring. On an average 18-hole round of golf a player will walk around three or four miles over undulating ground, so it’s important keep your energy levels high – the perfect reason to enjoy some great food!
No matter where you enjoy your game in Scotland, make the most of the many available tasty options to round off your day:
Fife is not only recognised as the Home of Golf, it’s also famous for excellent seafood. Many clubs serve-up fine fish dishes, such as The Fayre at Kingsbarns Golf Links which offers seafood platters. For that traditional seaside feel you could reward the completion of the 9-hole at Anstruther Golf Club with a portion of the village’s renowned fish and chips.
Further up the coast lies Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Bridge of Don, which is the venue for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on 10 – 13 July. The star of the Clubhouse menu is, of course the 8oz prime Aberdeen Angus fillet steak, and there are also some other great locally sourced ingredients to enjoy, including haggis and cheese. Why not take a look at the Aberdeen City and Shire Food and Drink Trail for more ideas?
On the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides a day’s play at Stornoway Golf Club or a brief encounter on the 9-hole at Harris Golf Club could be paired up with a meal at a nearby restaurant or hotel. Look-out for local delicacies such as Stornoway Black Pudding, freshly hand-dived scallops or succulent lamb.
Tee-off at Tobermory Golf Course on the Isle of Mull in Argyll and settle down to some delicious local crab at the end of a busy day’s play in restaurants such as at the Mishnish. Back on the mainland at Oban you can pick up fresh seafood from a quaint hut right by the port, and keep a look out as you travel around nearby golf courses for establishments which are part of Scotland’s Seafood Trail.
And don’t forget to look out for places to eat with the Taste our Best logo, which awards establishments for sourcing local ingredients of Scottish provenance and the freshest seasonal produce.