Golfers marvel at Dumbarnie’s majesty

Course consultant Malcolm Campbell, a Largo based author and golf writer hit the first shot.Course consultant Malcolm Campbell, a Largo based author and golf writer hit the first shot.
Course consultant Malcolm Campbell, a Largo based author and golf writer hit the first shot.
The sun shone down over Dumbarnie Links as tee shots were cracked along the fairway to herald the opening of the new course.

The Covid-19 outbreak had put a spanner in the works of the scheduled opening date for the course, just outside Largo, but all that served to do was heighten the anticipation further.

On the day that other clubs in Scotland opened their courses again following the easing of lockdown restrictions, it was appropriate that the nation’s newest joined them.

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Just as appropriate was the choice of the man to hit the first shot over the course, local man and golf writer Malcolm Campbell.

It was Mr Campbell who set the wheels in motion for Dumbarnie Links to be created, introducing course designer Clive Clark to the landowner, Lord Balniel.

Course general manager David Scott was delighted to see play get underway at the course.

He said: “On our opening day on Friday and, over the weekend, we were blessed with great weather.

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“When the sun shines, the views along this coastline are fantastic and so golfers were not only delighted with this, but the feedback on the course conditioning and layout was most positive.

“To open the course, we invited Malcolm Campbell to hit the first ball.

“Malcolm struck his drive sweetly down the centre of the fairway, to the delight of the 40 strong gallery.”

The weekend saw strong numbers arrive for a taste of a course which many are tipping to become a real jewel in the crown of the sport nationally.

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