Wednesday, 8 June 2011

St Fillans Golf Club Ace for Sandy Lyle

"My favourite inland course in Scotland?...St Fillans "-Sandy Lyle - 2011

For several years members at St Fillans Golf Club have enjoyed visits from Masters and Open Champion Sandy Lyle. He plays the course and some lucky visitors have even had the privilege of playing a few holes with him. During the club's Centenary year, 2003, he played with Graeme Courtney and Captain Barry Crighton in an exhibition match and set a course record which still stands today.

We've not seen so much of Sandy lately due to his many golf commitments, but in a recent interview with Golf World magazine* he was asked about various Scottish golf courses. He highlighted a number of prestigious Open courses and kindly went on to say, "If I was asked for my favourite inland course in Scotland, I'd go for St Fillans in the heart of Perthshire ............"

Club Manager Gordon Hibbert commented, "Now quotations don't get any better than that, so many thanks Sandy - and don't forget to pop into the clubhouse for a coffee and bacon roll next time you're passing".

LETI: Not only is St Fillans golf course in Perthshire beautiful, members have a reputation for welcoming day visitors and holiday makers with open arms. Meals and snacks are not only popular they are excellent value too. Well worth visiting for a round or two on the course and in the club house!

*Golf World magazine July 2011 page 32 

Ariel view of St Fillans Golf Course near Loch Earn


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