Golfer is first woman to play all of Scotland's courses


A Fife golfer believes she is the first woman to play every single golf course in Scotland.

The feat has been achieved by a number of male golfers in recent years – but the momentous task has never been completed by a woman, until now.

Back in 2005, Susie Robertson, a member at Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club, set herself the goal of playing over 550 of the home of golf’s courses by the summer of 2020.

Little did she know the world would come to standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting lockdown halting her in her tracks.

But she recently completed her last course, Gleddoch, in Renfrewshire, to finally mark down the last course on the exhaustive list.

• UK course threatened by coastal erosion

• WATCH - Frustrated McIlroy snaps club

Susie 1

“I’ve played golf all my life but feel very fortunate to have been fit and able to play every golf course in Scotland,” said Robertson, who plays off a handicap of 18. “I have travelled in excess of 40,000 miles, played in hail, wind, rain and, of course, lots of sunshine but, most importantly, I have met some wonderful people along the way and enjoyed every single second.”

• Scots club unveils state-of-the-art practice facility

• Bryson launches biggest drive to date

Robertson used the official VisitScotland ‘Golf in Scotland’ guide to tick off all 556 registered golf courses, whilst she also played a few not on the list. She estimates she has played some 15,000 holes of golf, with her best round a gross 80 at Murrayshall in Perthshire.

Susan Kennedy, the captain, Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club, said she was immensely proud of Robertson’s accomplishment.

“What an achievement,” said Kennedy. “To play every single course in Scotland takes a lot of time and dedication and we, at her home club, are all immensely proud of Susie’s success.”

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
Your new way to chip | 3 simple chipping tips
play button
How to play Worst Ball
Worst ball
play button
Old vs New Tech | How big are the gains going to be?
play button
How to play Texas Scramble
Texas Scramble
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Thorbjorn Olesen responds to "sexual assault" allegations
Thorbjorn Olesen "grabbed woman's breast on flight", court told
Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson hit with bizarre penalty
"I nearly quit golf this year" reveals Bryson DeChambeau
bunkered lands major industry awards for outstanding service

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The correct posture is the key to consistency
play button
Increase your power
play button
How to get your takeaway on plane
play button
Use your height to maximum effect
See all videos right arrow