Not even coronavirus could keep Dumbarnie Links down. General manager David Scott talks about the pandemic's effects and the fabulous reaction to the new Scottish course

It’s been one of the most anticipated new golf courses for many years – an instant bucket list visit in a corner of Scotland that’s already choc-full of them.

The transformation of largely flat pasture into a dunescaped golfing paradise has had players purring since Dumbarnie Links opened its doors.

But the beautiful course on the coast in Fife has already come through more challenges than most – the coronavirus pandemic being just the latest.

As it has to refocus its attentions from an international market to attracting domestic customers, and with building work still going on at the site as the resort plays a Covid-19 catch up, we talked to general manager David Scott about Dumbarnie’s wonderful reception on finally opening, the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead and, of course, the reasons why you should get in your car to come and play this new treasure…

The NCG Podcast with Dumbarnie Links general manager David Scott

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Steve Carroll

A journalist for 23 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former captain and committee member, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the national Tournament Administrators and Referee's Seminar. He has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying and the PGA Fourball Championship. A member of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap.

Handicap: 10.9

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