Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle kicks off Writers Cup


DORNOCH, Scotland – The team of Rex Hoggard and Jay Coffin took it on the chin Saturday against a pair of wily British veterans at the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle. It was Round 1 of the Writers Cup and the American Golf Channel fourball team battled back from a 5-down deficit to take the match to 16 before losing 3 and 2.

Aside from the rubbish golf played, the Carnegie Club is a fancy design. Owners admit that years ago it wasn't up to the standards of Skibo Castle. But they've worked diligently to turn it into a playable gem that hosts only 20 rounds a day. The variety of the par 3 holes was a particular favorite of yours truly.
Now it's off to a night at the Royal Dornoch Hotel, followed by a foursomes match for Round 2.