Bob Hope reckoned that ‘If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play at it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.’
Perhaps. But you won’t have to work very hard to find today’s Big Deal at Mar Hall both fun and recreational.
Five star golf and spa resort
Mar Hall is a luxury five-star golf and spa resort located within a tranquil 240 acre woodland estate just fifteen minutes from Glasgow.
Today’s Big Deal is for two rounds of golf, (Monday-Friday) on the fantastic Earl of Mar championship course. This can be taken as two people each playing eighteen holes or one person playing two rounds.
The deal includes a bacon roll and tea or coffee to set you up before your game and a delicious Mar steak pie with mash when you finish.
Dave Thomas-designed course
Measuring in at just over 6500 yards in total, the course was designed by respected golf course architect, Dave Thomas, best known for his work at The Belfry in England, plus San Roque and La Manga in Spain.
Although it opened in 2010, the Earl of Mar gives the impression of being a well-established course. In part, this is due to it being shaped around 250 year old sweet chestnut and beech trees but also because it is an integral part of the ancient Mar estate.
Challenging but enjoyable
It is a challenging but enjoyable course to play, not least because of its breathtaking views of the River Clyde and the Kilpatrick Hills beyond.
Writing on the PGA Tour website, David Brice, President of Golf International, had the following to say:
‘There’s no question that The Earl of Mar is a superb addition to Scotland’s golf inventory of almost 600 courses. Expect this quality good-looker to quickly find its way onto the home of golf’s, Top 50 rankings.’
A game of golf on one of Scotland’s best courses and a bite to eat – today’s Big Deal has all you need for a great day out with a fellow golfer.
Of course, it would also make a very welcome present for the golfer in your life.