Along with hopscotch, whisky and cheese ‘n’ mac pies, golf was one of Scotland’s greatest gifts to the world. Easy to play but insanely difficult to master, golf teaches patience and control; it makes you more handsome; increases IQ and can help you win friends and lovers.
While some of the above is not strictly true (hopscotch was invented by a Mexican called Dave), golf is a hugely popular game that combines fresh air, exercise and the sort of competitive element that separates the sheep from the goats.
The USGA Specification 9 Hole Golf Course at Kingsfield is a cracker. Set in 70 acres of rolling countryside, this magnificent example of a course designed by Graeme J Webster, one of Scotland’s leading golf course architects, presents all levels of golfer with a course that they will enjoy playing.
The 2857 yard layout requires all types of shot to be played and is a real ‘risk and reward’ course with stunning views across West Lothian.
So grab your mashie niblicks and get ready to golf. For just £59, you and three chums can warm up with a bucket of 100 practice balls each before playing 18 holes on the USGA Golf Course, and then relax with a round of putting on the 18 hole ‘Ochils’Family Putting Green. Alternatively, this would make a great Christmas gift for the golfer in your life.