Now owned by 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie, the Inchmarlo Golf Centre in the town of Banchory about 20 miles west of Aberdeen has had an interesting life since it opened as a driving range in 1994. The 9 hole Queen’s course designed by Graeme Webster was added in 1997 and then the fantastic 18 hole Lairds course, also designed by Webster, in 2001. The club was on the up and up. I was a member here for a couple of years before I moved to the US.
In 2010 there were plans to build a luxury hotel, restaurant and spa near the course but to date these have not materialized. Scottish celebrity chef Nick Nairn also planned to build a cookery school at Inchmarlo but eventually chose a location in Aberdeen city centre. The downturn in the economy at the time certainly didn’t help. Continue reading “Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Inchmarlo”