Press release: For immediate publication before 4 September 2017

Golf and Whisky –  an International Blend on Speyside

(attached pic shows past winners (l-r) Ian Kerr, (Northhants), Ashley Leitch (Dollar) and Ian Smith (Northhants).

A capacity field of 102 golfers from Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and all areas of mainland UK will complete for the magnificent Speyside Golf Festival Quaich in early September.

Players will enjoy Speyside at its welcoming best over five days celebrating two of Scotland’s most iconic products – golf and whisky. 

Men and lady golfers will play 5 rounds across 5 days, teeing off on Monday 4th September at Forres, then to Moray GC at Lossiemouth, Elgin, Boat of Garten with the final round and prizegiving at Grantown-on-Spey GC on Friday 8th.

The Festival is part of the Speyside Golf Experience, designed to promote the very best of Speyside through its golf courses, hotels and visitor attractions. It’s mainly supported by the participating golf clubs and the following businesses: Gordon & MacPhail, Benromach, Johnstons of Elgin, Sunninghill Hotel, Elgin, Knockomie Hotel, Forres and the Grant Arms at Grantown on Spey.

James Macpherson, Chairman of The Speyside Golf Experience said: “Whisky and golf have vast, worldwide appeal and Speyside is at the heart of "uisge beatha" - the water of life as well as having very highly regarded golf courses that offer players, uniquely different challenges”. 

“We consistently have great feedback on visitors’ experiences with over 40% returnees – on its own, an excellent endorsement of this lovely part of Scotland and this Golf Festival.  Our international guests add very much to the festival flavour of what promises to be a hugely enjoyable week of friendly competition across Speyside”.

Speyside Golf Festival in 2018 is from 3 - 7 September.

Further information can be found at




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