The Golf Mates have discovered Covesea! This entertaining video captures the essence of Andy Burnett’s course in a way that the written word never can. It is the perfect companion to Chapter 9 of Golf in the Wild – Going Home – the Moray Coast:
Built around natural features, high ground, cliff faces, enormous rocks and ideal links land, it is remarkable. Andy Burnett bought the land about fifteen years ago and, with his brother Graeme, expended huge effort in turning it into a 9-hole golf course. … as soon as I saw the place, I fell in love with it completely. Unusually, Covesea is not a members’ club, so the course is entirely Andy’s domain, thereby avoiding the plague of the grumpy golfer who will seek to blame all his misfortune on anything but his inadequate game. Consequently, the usual rules, regulations and members’ priority are entirely missing. “We’ve always run the place without any airs and graces—everyone is welcome to come and play.” It is an operational model that I find extremely attractive.
The heroic trio came to the same conclusions – a remarkable course that golfers must be encouraged to visit – they will not be disappointed.