b'GOLFLeft: The Carnegie E Y EF O R Links is set among breathtaking scenery to rival that of the best golf courses in the worldD E S I G N 41 T he Carnegie Links, as we know it in the 21st century, is regarded as one of Scotlands very finest courses, but with golf and the Highlands being such a supremely natural marriage, it should be of little surprise that the game goes back well over a century at Skibo Castle.A few years after Andrew Carnegie acquired the estate in 1898, he enlisted the services of Royal Dornoch Golf Club secretary John Sutherland to create a nine-hole links on the tract of land where todays magnificent links now resides. Sadly, little is known about that original layout, which gradually fell into disuse before being given over to the agricultural effort during World War II. We dont know much about that course, other than that we have a very attractive picture of the original clubhouse, which burned down in the 1940s, says estate director Gary Gruber. The clubhouse was a really traditional, pavilion-style building, which stood exactly Jeremy Ellwood charts the evolution of The Carnegie Links,where the current 13th green lies.pic creditone of Scotlands most revered golf courses Golf may then have disappeared from the Skibo landscape for several decades, but given the sheer majesty'