A Trip to the Honesty Box

A number of years ago, we visited Isle of Seil Golf Club in Scotland. We thought that it would be nice to share the story of our visit there with you again today, taking us all back to the roots of the game, and allowing us to find peace and quiet in the simple joy of playing golf in its purest form.

A sign welcoming you to Seil. Two rounds of the nine hole course add up to 4282 yards. This is the Clubhouse.
Sign in the Guest book Put your money in the envelope
Envelope in the Honesty Box And off you go!
You feel that you are not too far removed from those shepherds who may have discovered the game And how refreshing…yardages for white, yellow and red tees are the same on the 4th/13th hole…128 yds
.….a beautiful, par 3 beside the loch.
It’s a place where greens are handmown once a week
And, somehow, technology doesn’t seem so important, as we reconnect with the simplicity, values and basics of the game

3 thoughts on “A Trip to the Honesty Box

  1. I’ve played two courses with honesty boxes. The country club at Seymour, Tx and Dunecht outside Aberdeen Scotland.

  2. Wondering if it’s because I’m an old guy but I love it. Played a 9 hole course in the middle of Iowa, maybe 20 years ago that had the same concept.

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