Some ideas if you have been inspired by The Solheim Cup
All Golf Fans will either be at Gleneagles this weekend or parked in a comfy seat ready to enjoy the Solheim Cup: the pinnacle of women’s golf. The best players from Europe and the USA going head-to-head in match play format.
Whilst players and spectators alike enjoy the thrill of the game, the spectacle, the hospitality, the golf villages, there is a massive
amount of work that goes on in the background to deliver a world class event. We know! We were thrilled to work on The Ryder Cup
last year in Paris, keeping washrooms stocked 24/7 so we know the amount of logistics involved but it’s a fabulous experience. We wish the background teams all the best this weekend at Gleneagles.
You might be tempted after watching some world-class golf to dust down your own clubs and head out so we thought we’d share some great
nearby courses where you can be sure of not just great golf but well-stocked washrooms with all you’ll need to brush up after a few holes.
Country Perfect golf clubs
A not so well known but nevertheless perfect wee gem is Muckhart Golf Club. Only a few miles from Gleneagles itself, this picturesque yet challenging course sits in the foothills of the Ochils. The Club was founded in the early 1900s when the local Minister, the Rev. J Edgar Cairns, appreciated how limited the sporting facilities were in the community. With the assistance of local benefactor, Miss Christie, who provided fifty-five acres of land, the original nine holes were created by J B Wyles of Dollar. There is now a choice of courses over 27 holes of ‘heathland’. A cheeky wee 9 holes or a more leisurely 18 – you choose!
Head down the M90 and before going over the Queensferry Crossing turn left to Aberdour. Aberdour Golf Club boasts one of the most picturesque courses in the country. Established in 1896, the well-maintained parkland course by the Firth of Forth offers fantastic views and is an enjoyable and testing round for golfers of all abilities. The clubhouse provides members, visitors and guests with comfortable facilities including changing rooms and showers. The Riverview Lounge offers a panoramic view across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh and is a great place to relax and enjoy our bar and catering facilities. Well worth a visit.
World Class Links
If the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some of the most famous names in golf takes your fancy, why not head up to Carnoustie Golf Links. The game of golf has been played in Carnoustie for well over four centuries. The first indication that the game was being played in the Angus town can be found in the Parish Records of 1560 when the game of gowff was mentioned and there is every indication that the game has played an important part in the town’s life ever since. Do click on the link to read more of the fascinating history of the game in the area.
Carnoustie has hosted the pinnacle of golfing events, The Open Championship on eight occasions, most recently in 2018. We were delighted to supply a whole array of services for this event including entrance matting and high quality washroom supplies and fittings: all giving the thousands of visitors from worldwide the very best of impressions of Scottish golf hospitality at its best.
Another course (and washroom facility) we can highly recommend is Turnhouse Golf Club. This venue was also founded at the turn of the last century, Turnhouse Golf Course came into being in 1897, initially only extending to nine holes, when members of Lothian golf club (established 1893) became dissatisfied of sharing Musselburgh Links with other non-course owning Clubs. Recognising the value for ease of access of a recently built Railway halt in those days of largely horse-drawn transport, they leased land from the tenant of Turnhouse farm. Hard to imagine turning up for a round of golf on horseback and stabling your steed whilst enjoying a few holes. Where to store the clubs?
We look after other courses across the country keeping them stocked, fresh and welcoming for members and visitors. And who knows we might well be ‘working hard’ at a major golf event in 2020. After all, we are the Washroom Experts as well as Event Washroom Experts