Next up, Cinco de Mayo Golf Fiesta May 3 and Microbrew Open June 7
Andy Mackimmie, head golf pro at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, reports a record turnout of 137 golfers for this year’s 8th Annual Taylor Made Scotch Open held April 5.
“We’re seeing some of the same faces return from all over the Northwest,” says Mackimmie, who has a Scottish heritage himself. “It’s become a bit of an annual homage. I had one guest come up to tell me he was a full-blooded Scotsman and this was his 4th consecutive trip to Coeur d’Alene for the Scotch Open. He was eager to see what brands of scotch we were featuring as soon as he arrived.”
As featured in USA Today, the Scotch Open at The Coeur d’Alene Resort celebrates the land where golf began. Scottish bagpipers play during warm-up practice at the over-the-water driving range, and samples of fine scotches are available throughout the course during play.
This year’s hole-in-one contest on the famous Floating Green was for a deluxe Taylor Made custom club package worth up to $5,000. Players also competed in closest-to-the-pin contests for men and women on #14 and #6. The weather was pleasant for an early spring round: Not too cold, mostly sunny with a little breeze.
“There is a real emotional heritage connection with an event like this,” Mackimmie says. “These folks are proud to be Scots – or just Scots at heart – and this makes it a must-play stop on their golf calendar.”
For the next themed event, sign up now for the Cinco De Mayo Spring Fiesta Golf Package for Saturday, May 3, with on-course premium select tequila tasting and complimentary Mexican cuisine. Tee times from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All-inclusive Cinco De Mayo Stay & Play Golf Packages start at $174 per player.
These events have been so popular that Mackimmie will host the brand-new Microbrew Open on June 7, with all the thirst-quenching details soon to come…
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