My 20-year challenge to play every Scottish golf course

Phil Booth has just completed a challenge he has been working towards for almost 20 years – to play at every registered golf course in Scotland.

It all started in September 2004 when the retired paediatrician visited Triagh Golf Course, in Lochaber, with his wife.

Looking out across the isles of Eigg, Rum and Muck from the first green, he recalls her saying: “We wouldn’t have seen this view unless you played golf. Why don’t you try and play all of the golf courses in Scotland?”

Over the next two decades the challenge took Mr Booth from small nine-hole courses, to renowned Open Championship venues across the length and breadth of the country.

He said: “It was a way of visiting places in Scotland that we might never have visited if they didn’t have a golf course. It’s been fantastic.”

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