2 August 2013

The Carrick on Loch Lomond launches unique halfway house

The Carrick on Loch Lomond, constructed by MJ Abbott in 2006-2007, has opened what must be the most unique halfway house in the world of golf – a riverboat that’s been dug into the course.

The Carrick on Loch Lomond launches unique halfway house

The Highland Laddie – the new halfway house at The Carrick on Loch Lomond

The prestigious Scottish golf club has dug the boat, ‘The Highland Laddie’, between the 9th green and 10th tee, and buried a time capsule featuring golfing memorabilia underneath it. The restored Thames boat, which overlooks Ben Lomond and the Highlands, will function as a typical halfway house for golfers, providing pies, soup and drinks midway through their rounds.

“We firmly believe that this is the most unique halfway house in the country and will be an important addition to The Carrick. We’re obviously currently in the midst of some fantastic weather and The Highland Laddie is the ideal pit stop,” commented Ross Whitfield, General Manager, The Carrick on Loch Lomond.

“We are always searching for ways to improve The Carrick and provide one of the most memorable golf experiences anywhere in the country. And with a host of other developments over the past 12 months, we think we are providing exactly that.”

The Carrick is not the first golf club in the world to be innovative when it comes to its halfway house. Pine Valley Golf Club in the USA converted a water tower on the course into a halfway house.

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