‘Panda’monium at the Home of Golf!
We’ve been so busy at the resort over recent weeks, kicking off a couple weeks before Easter when we had the great pleasure of welcoming the Manchester United football team to the Hotel. The lads came to stay with us the weekend before their crunch game against Blackburn. A few of the gents even managed to get their hands on the famous Claret Jug when the squad took time out on our fourth floor … and the twittersphere went mad with snaps of the football stars in the Home of Golf!
The following weekend, Easter weekend in fact, we had a visit from some more famous faces. The world of golf got a bit of a shock when Edinburgh’s favourite residents, Tian Tian & Yang Guan, were spotted on the iconic Swilcan Bridge … not the real pandas of course, but good enough for all those around to get some great snaps. I’m pleased to say the walkabout Pandas went down a treat with our guests and St Andrews visitors, and the couple were later spotted mingling with families and getting everyone into the Easter holiday spirit. We were all bamboozled!
Away from home, we’ve been busy too. Our Marketing & PR Manager, Deborah Luna Rose, has been in Stockholm updating our friends in Sweden on the very exciting Hamilton Grand development. Away in Korea, Mark Gardner, Hamilton Grand Sales Manager has been spreading the word there and our Golf Development Manager, Iain Marr, has been out in Korea too, meeting with tour operators from across south east Asia to spread the word on the resort. Resort Director of Sales, Helen Parker, heads out to Dubai this with the Hamilton Grand team, phew, busy team!
If any of you managed to get to the excellent Visit Scotland Expo at the Highland Centre just outside Edinburgh, you may have come across our Head of Sales, Amanda Fleck, who was updating all on our outrageous five star experiences.
So what’s next? Don’t be fooled into thinking we’re getting a break! Oh no, not when we’re in the midst of planning a very exciting re-launch of our famous Road Hole Restaurant … and Head Chef, Ross Marshall, has just been confirmed a judge at this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Awards, so ‘chef hats’ off to Ross – we are very proud of him. Check back soon and make sure you follow us on Twitter - @OldCourseHotel – for the very latest news from across the resort and click the links on the team to follow them on their travels!