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#1 foozledbaffy

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:53 AM

Anyone joined a club in Scotland as an Overseas member?  I love to go over and have done a little research.  My thought is that you want to be close to a town you enjoy staying in and Aberdeen seems a good choice and nearby is Cruden Bay or Murcar.  Of course, St. Andrews is heaven on earth and while I have not played Elie or Panmure they might deserve consideration.  Let me know your thoughts.  Cheers


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:01 PM

I considered a couple courses in Ireland, Ballybunnion, etc. and the deals are very good if you can go a couple times a year.  I don't know the Scotland details, but once you find some out please let us know.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:34 PM

We have no waiting list at Royal Aberdeen. There are a few overseas members that I know of. I have no idea the price, doubt it is that bad compared to American prices.

If you are a member of a Royal Course then there are a lot of reciprocals you can use on some very good courses round the world.

I am tempted with a Montreal trip next summer.

There are numerous member from overseas of the New club of St Andrews, I have no idea waiting list or options but that is a good option.

Join the R and A is a very good option.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:46 PM

the royal dornoch membership is stupid good.  it's just hard to get there even if you're in scotland.
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 01:00 PM

I am a member at Machrahanish and Royal North Devon (England).  If you go once a year it can pay for itself especially when you consider the ability to get early and preferred tee times.  If you have guests with you it's even better as they generally pay pennies compared to the normal non member fee.

These days I goto Machrahanish more than RND mostly because my wife has fallen in love with Campbeltown and we have been visiting as often as possible.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 01:02 PM

in dornoch you have to be a struie course member for a few years to be able to join the real royal dornoch course.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:53 PM

Another advantage I found is that many Scottish clubs extend a discount to you if you have a membership at another Scottish club.  And indeed your buddies are big beneficiaries when they are with you at your club.  They pay along the lines of $30 in cases i have seen.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 03:32 AM

View Postfoozledbaffy, on 08 October 2018 - 06:53 PM, said:

Another advantage I found is that many Scottish clubs extend a discount to you if you have a membership at another Scottish club.  And indeed your buddies are big beneficiaries when they are with you at your club.  They pay along the lines of $30 in cases i have seen.

if I take a guest on its £25 vs £180 for a visitor. I am only allowed the same guest once a month.

I was only £27 for the New course as a guest and £67 as a guest on the Old.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:08 AM

View Postscott_Donald, on 09 October 2018 - 03:32 AM, said:

View Postfoozledbaffy, on 08 October 2018 - 06:53 PM, said:

Another advantage I found is that many Scottish clubs extend a discount to you if you have a membership at another Scottish club.  And indeed your buddies are big beneficiaries when they are with you at your club.  They pay along the lines of $30 in cases i have seen.

if I take a guest on its £25 vs £180 for a visitor. I am only allowed the same guest once a month.

I was only £27 for the New course as a guest and £67 as a guest on the Old.

How about a home and away match at RA and North Berwick? Criminallly Iíve still not see Balgownie.
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:15 AM

View PostEdinburghgolfer, on 09 October 2018 - 07:08 AM, said:

How about a home and away match at RA and North Berwick? Criminallly I've still not see Balgownie.

deal.

would have to be next year now - got my last full round probably this year in Scotland tomorrow morning.

I will be in Houston January to April next year.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:28 AM

View Postscott_Donald, on 09 October 2018 - 07:15 AM, said:

View PostEdinburghgolfer, on 09 October 2018 - 07:08 AM, said:

How about a home and away match at RA and North Berwick? Criminallly I've still not see Balgownie.

deal.

would have to be next year now - got my last full round probably this year in Scotland tomorrow morning.

I will be in Houston January to April next year.

2019 it is. Likely to be cooler but less humid than Houston. I've still to see Murcar or Cruden Bay so might combine them with a visit up to Aberdeenshire.
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:11 AM

View PostEdinburghgolfer, on 09 October 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

2019 it is. Likely to be cooler but less humid than Houston. I've still to see Murcar or Cruden Bay so might combine them with a visit up to Aberdeenshire.

I'm getting married in Boddam next July.  Just confirmed my wedding day tee time at Cruden Bay!  Really excited to play that course. Playing at North Berwick on the same trip as a single, so if you're around, let me know.

Also, following this because I'm interested in overseas membership info.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 11:48 AM

View PostEdinburghgolfer, on 09 October 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

2019 it is. Likely to be cooler but less humid than Houston. I've still to see Murcar or Cruden Bay so might combine them with a visit up to Aberdeenshire.

I like Cruden Bay, fun easier course. gorgeous views. My dad is a member there too.

Murcar never a fan of but some love it.

View Postceejay81, on 09 October 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:

I'm getting married in Boddam next July.  Just confirmed my wedding day tee time at Cruden Bay!  Really excited to play that course. Playing at North Berwick on the same trip as a single, so if you're around, let me know.

Also, following this because I'm interested in overseas membership info.

Brilliant, its a fun course.

My GF said why don't we get married at Turnberry so I can golf there on my wedding day!

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:09 PM

Fife offers some great overseas memberships. Scotscraig, Crail and Leven all under GBP 200.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:52 PM

View Postscott_Donald, on 09 October 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

View PostEdinburghgolfer, on 09 October 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

2019 it is. Likely to be cooler but less humid than Houston. I've still to see Murcar or Cruden Bay so might combine them with a visit up to Aberdeenshire.

I like Cruden Bay, fun easier course. gorgeous views. My dad is a member there too.

Murcar never a fan of but some love it.

View Postceejay81, on 09 October 2018 - 09:11 AM, said:

I'm getting married in Boddam next July.  Just confirmed my wedding day tee time at Cruden Bay!  Really excited to play that course. Playing at North Berwick on the same trip as a single, so if you're around, let me know.

Also, following this because I'm interested in overseas membership info.

Brilliant, its a fun course.

My GF said why don't we get married at Turnberry so I can golf there on my wedding day!

Ahh, you're a lucky man.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 02:57 PM

View Postfoozledbaffy, on 09 October 2018 - 02:52 PM, said:

Ahh, you're a lucky man.

still not booked anything yet though!

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