But last week some friends from church graciously let us have a Spring Getaway package that they were not able to use at the last minute that included dinner, bed and breakfast.
“It’s at the MacLeod House,” my friend told me, “only about fifteen minutes away.”
So off we went, and as we came to the end of a very long driveway, we were a bit dumbfounded to discover where we would be staying for the night. The MacLeod House is the restored Scottish mansion that serves as accommodation for the Trump International Golf Links. So if you’re keen to play fancy golf in Scotland, this is where you come.
I had no idea.
After we checked in, we went for a walk to see the famous golf course.
Neither Taido nor I are golfers, but still. So gorgeous.
They were opening up for the season the following week.
But while we were there, hardly a soul in sight. It was like a giant green maze.
On the sea.
I have often wondered how golfers cope with the North Sea winds, but maybe the large sand dunes help.
The whole place was so dazzling that I actually thought about taking up golf.
Just for a second.