Golf lovers from around the world can now enjoy the luxury of one of St Andrews’ golf clubhouses without having the leave the fairway.
For St Andrews Links Trust’s Castle Course Clubhouse is the latest Scottish visitor attraction to offer virtual tours of the facility.
E-visitors can stroll in to the clubhouse, through to have look around the shop with its glass domed ceiling, before calling in to the restaurant and then through to the locker rooms to see exactly what is on offer in St Andrews’ newest clubhouse.
E-visitors can also enjoy the spectacular views from the clubhouse, perched above the cliffs on the eastern edge of the town.
Those familiar with Google street view will find the technology very familiar - the tour is made using Google Maps Business View® tour.
Speaking about why they decided to pilot the Google marketing tool with a tour of The Castle Clubhouse, St Andrews Links commercial director Danny Campbell said: “The virtual tour of The Castle Course Clubhouse is the next step in our commitment to increasing our digital offering to customers around the world.
“The virtual tour is a fantastic interactive resource to fully explore the Clubhouse’s offerings and whet the appetite ahead of a visit to The Castle Course.”
Crieff Hydro, Fife Cultural Trust, Luvians and other award-winning Scottish brands have already used the technology to showcase their facilities.
Award-winning Google Trusted photographer Drew Cunningham, said he was delighted and honoured to have been selected by St Andrews Links Trust to shoot the tour.
He added: “It’s a fantastic facility and we feel it’s a great way of showcasing its quality and strengths.
“As with our tour of Crieff Hydro, we feel blessed our first shoot in what is a new business category for us should be for such a prestigious name in this field. We look forward to seeing what results they get with it.”
Try the tour at standrews.com/Relax/Castle-Clubhouse
The Castle Course opened in 2008, becoming the seventh course in St Andrews.
As well as being a base for golfers, the clubhouse is open to the public and available for weddings and other events.