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Crail to Edinburgh, cross Scotland leg 1


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As you'll see in this and some upcoming posts, Scotland really has a ton of golf courses. The place my father's family caught a ship to the US in the 1930's is a little town in Eastern Scotland called Crail. So I thought that would be a good place to start my cross Scotland trip.


Be sure to click on the pictures. It enlarges them and also allows you to read my descriptions. ;)


1 Takeof roll Crail.jpg


2 Golf course in Crail.jpg


3 to Final for T&G.jpg


4 Crail in the background.jpg


5 Another Links on the left.jpg


6 Final to Leuchars Air baase just across the River Eden from St Andrews Links..jpg


7 Short Final to Leuchars..jpg


8 They still have WWII type Quonset Huts here!!.jpg


9 Tower View EGQL.jpg


10 St Andrews Links has water on three sides.jpg

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Very nice looking. A lot of golf courses :)

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Thanks all!! That's ORBX Scotland and Scotflight for ORBX software. The Scotflight is done as a hobby by a couple of professors in a university in Scotland. Sad to say, off the top of my head I don't remember which one.


And for those of you on 2020, ORBX is ramping up software for 2020 as well. As much as I enjoy ORBX, when I get around to getting 2020, I plan to buy a bunch of ORBX upgrades for it as well.


David, you could spend months just flying over various golf courses there!! :eek::eek:;)


As a former caddie and golfer myself, I was hugely surprised to see almost the only people playing golf with what we consider an average sized golf bag were the tourists!! Especially the Germans who had bags big enough they wouldn't fit in the trunk of many cars.


In fact the tourists were pretty much the only people who actually played even a nine hole round!! The average Scot would carry about three, maybe four clubs, and only play specific holes he she/liked or wanted to practice on. They even sell club carriers to carry up to four clubs by hand in what looks like a little rack with a handle on it like a briefcase.


In fact most golf courses, including St. Andrews feature small car parks by various holes all around the course. A bloke on his lunch hour can drive up to the closest car park, get out carrying his three or four clubs, and play his favorite hole/s over and again. Then get back in his car and go back to work for the rest of the after noon!!



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A fine start on your tour of Scotland Michael. The golf courses really are well represented. The Inchkeith Lighthouse shot is top drawer! :cool: :cool: :)


I was amazed at that lighthouse shot too!! I've had the Scotflight Software for some time and am still finding things I didn't expect to be done so well. Check out the Firth bridges in leg 2! ;)

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