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Scottish Nine-Hole Open gains sponsor
January 11, 2012

The Scottish Nine-Hole Open, which takes place at Carrbridge Golf Club in the Cairngorms National Park, will be officially renamed The Tomatin Distillery Scottish Nine-Hole Open following support from the Highland-based whisky company.

The competition, which will take place on 10 th July 2012 breaks from tradition by being played over nine rather than eighteen holes. 

Officially recognised by the Scottish Golf Union, The Tomatin Distillery Scottish Nine-Hole Open is a perfect opportunity for those who like the idea of being a Scottish Open Champion the same week as world superstars are battling it out for the 72-hole professional competition a few miles up the road at the Castle Stuart Golf Links.

The course is not the easy option, but an exciting challenge and a test of golfing nerves, with fewer holes to recover from errant shots.

Stephen Bremner, Sales Director at Tomatin Distillery, says: "We are delighted to be the main sponsor for the Scottish Nine-Hole Open in 2012. It's incredibly important for us as a Highland company that we support local events and initiatives and what better way to start than combining two of the areas best loved gems - golf and whisky!"

Carrbridge Golf Course enjoys different, but no less challenging features, to a Links Course Streams, hilltop greens with surrounding heather and woodland test the most accurate of golfers. 

Wildlife and scenery are an additional bonus, with the majestic Cairngorms and Cromdale Hills providing a 180-degree panorama and a pine forest - home to deer and red squirrels - giving shelter the rear section of the course.  Throughout spring and early summer the family of oystercatchers nesting on the second fairway seem undeterred to the constant traffic of golfers, their trolleys and the odd wayward ball!

John Walker, Club President at Carrbridge Golf Club says: "The inaugural Scottish Nine-Hole Open was a real success in July this year and we welcomed golfers from around the UK. The course is one of the most scenic in the UK and we are delighted that Tomatin Distillery has decided to come on board as our main sponsor for our second tournament. The Cairngorms National Park is one of the most stunning places to visit and play golf and we know that anyone taking part in the Scottish Nine-Hole Open will not be disappointed. We look forward to welcoming players from far and wide. "

Carrbridge Golf Club is one of the nine Highland golf courses within the Cairngorms National park. The courses include the Spey Valley Championship course in Aviemore, the classic James Braid Boat of Garten course and the highest golf course in the UK at Braemar.

For more information on the Cairngorms National Park, visit the websites For information on Carrbridge Golf Club and The Tomatin Distillery Scottish Nine-Hole Open please visit  and .


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