NCG Top 100s guru Dan Murphy celebrates the reopening of golf in Scotland by sharing the five courses he has not yet played in the Home of Golf but desperately wants to

The Scottish golf courses I most want to play in 2020: Dumbarnie


My final choice is a brand-new golf course that hasn’t technically opened yet. It should have done, but then coronavirus happened. Dumbarnie Links, in Fife, is between Leven and Elie, just down the road from St Andrews. It’s the work of Clive Clark, who becomes the second BBC commentator to be name-checked in  this piece, although it is a while since he last described any action to us.

As you can see, it looks fantastic and certainly enjoys an enviable location.

Some journalists, including my colleague Steve Carroll, have already enjoyed a sneak preview, which makes it all the more galling that I have not yet been able to see the course for myself. I promise to put that right before the year is out.

So there’s my list of the Scottish courses I most want to play this year. Now I want to hear about the courses you’ve never played but always wanted to. Let me know in the comments below or send me a tweet.

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Dan Murphy

Dan loves links golf, which doesn't mean he is very good at it. He is a four-handicapper at Alwoodley. A qualified journalist and senior editor with 25 years’ experience, he was the long-time editor of NCG. His passion is golf courses and he is the founding editor of NCG Top 100s course rankings. He loves nothing more than discovering and highlighting courses that are worthy of greater recognition.

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