Dean Robertson is the High Performance Golf Coach at the University of Stirling. He played for 10 years on the European Tour, registering two professional wins. He played in four Open Championships and represented Scotland at the World Cup of Golf on two occasions.
Dean (pictured) made the transition from player to coach in 2008 and has twice captained the European team in the Palmer Cup.
1 Favourite five
Rank your top five golf courses in Scotland with a one-word explanation of why each course has made it on your list:
1. St Andrews Old Course – Historic
2. Carnoustie – Challenging
3. Muirfield – Honest
4. Loch Lomond – Scenic
5. Carnegie Club – Exclusive
6. Royal Dornoch – Nostalgic
2 Groundhog golf
If you could play just one Scottish course, over and over again, which course would you choose and why?
St Andrews Old Course – most strategic course in world when firm and has championship pin placements
3 Hidden gems
Scotland is full of great courses that hardly anyone has ever heard of – what’s your favourite and what makes it special?
Moray Golf Club – hospitality and clubby 🥃
4 Links lessons
What’s the single most important piece of advice you’d give to someone who was playing links golf for the first time?
“In the breezy, swing it easy!”
5 Off course
What’s the one off-course activity that any golfer coming to Scotland should experience?
6 This much I know…
What words of wisdom would you give to a student golfer visiting Scotland?
Embrace the culture
Practice hitting three-quarter power golf shots