Carnegie Club Blog
Posted: 12 May 2018
The 6,833 yard Carnegie Links course is the jewel in The Carnegie Club’s crown, and the club’s substantial and continued investment in this championship links course has been matched by a commitment to excellence in the course’s facilities. From the driving range to the fully-stocked Halfway House to the spectacular Skibo Clubhouse, golfers and members of The Carnegie Club enjoy unparalleled amenities both on the course and off. From 14 May to 5 October, non-members have the opportunity to enjoy a round on the championship course as the club have released a limited number of public tee times with two four-balls available Monday to Friday.
A round on the Carnegie Links offers non-members the chance to enjoy the authentic Skibo experience. From the moment you enter the estate’s gates to the moment you leave, you will experience the true Highland hospitality of The Carnegie Club.
The Skibo Clubhouse is characterised by its relaxed but elegant style. An osprey in flight, the emblem of The Carnegie Club, greets golfers as they enter through the portico. Inside you will find the locker rooms (where you can expect a personalised locker to await you on arrival) and golf steward’s office, as well as the Skibo Shop and the Clubhouse bar and dining area.
Elsewhere in the Clubhouse, you will find the bar and dining area. With seating both inside the immaculately furnished Clubhouse, and outside on the terrace, and with views over the Carnegie Links and Dornoch Firth, there are few more beautiful spots to relax with a drink after a round on the immaculate course.
Lunch is served in the Clubhouse and whatever your tastes there is something on the menu – with its focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients – to whet your appetite. There’s a chilled ice bar, filled with dishes that might include lobster cocktail, British charcuterie, Peruvian ceviche and oysters served in the shell, as well as a selection of seasonal salads. There are also hot dishes on offer, with classic fare like the Skibo burger which is handmade in-house from three cuts of prime angus meat (chuck, brisket and short rib) for a splendidly juicy and flavoursome experience, the beer battered fish and chips made using fish landed that morning at Scrabster, or pizzas fired to order in the wood-burning Marana Forni oven. You can also expect specials that might include dukkha crusted Moroccan lamb shoulder with harissa yogurt and bulgur wheat salad, chargrilled squid with roast chickpeas and romesco sauce, or charred flatiron steak served with celeriac lyonnaise, crispy onions and watercress salad. Lunch is then finished off (if you have room!) with delicious desserts like sticky toffee pudding or chocolate mousse with caramelised orange, all accompanied by home-made ice cream and sorbet.
A round on the Carnegie Links and visit to the Skibo Clubhouse is - without doubt - a golfing experience never to be forgotten. The fee is £300 per head which includes a round on the 18 hole championship course, use of a locker for the day, access to the practice facilities, half-way house, three-course lunch at the Skibo Clubhouse (excluding alcohol) and a gift bag to take away as a memento of your day.
To find out more or to book, please telephone the Skibo Clubhouse on 01862 894600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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