Macdonald plan golfing landmark

PGA Professional, Fraser Cromarty (30), has been appointed General Manager of Spey Valley Golf Course, part of the £80m Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort
, to drive forward plans to create a new golfing landmark.The former top 10 Scottish player will join ex-Royal Dornoch Green Keeper, Bob McKay, to develop, promote and market the new Dave Thomas designed Spey Valley course, which embraces the dramatic Highland landscape. Combining their experience and passion for the game, together Fraser and Bob will oversee the completion of the course and clubhouse to create a unique golfing destination for professional and amateur players alike as well as for tour operators, event organisers and even the PGA tour.
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Set to open in May 2006, the aspiration is for championship golf to be played at Spey Valley by the end of 2007.
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Fraser, who has played most of Scotland’s famous courses, says:
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“The Spey Valley course at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort is shaping up to be one of the best inland courses in Scotland and I am delighted to be joining at such a exciting stage in its development. We have the opportunity to turn Spey Valley into one of the top golfing landmarks in Scotland. It has stunning views at every turn, feature holes and unique challenges, which make for a fantastic golfing experience whatever the players ability.
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“The task is to ensure that the Spey Valley Golf Course is placed firmly on the golfing map, by attracting local, national and international attention. The course has the potential to do just that, so we are now putting in place a comprehensive and ambitious golf tourism strategy that capitalises on its already distinct features.
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“It is an exciting time when a new golf course of this quality is created and it is quite a privilege to be part of its development.”
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Fraser Cromarty was previously with Golf Highland, which successfully delivers VisitScotland’s golf strategy to international tour groups and has extensive knowledge of the industry and golfing world.
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