As an American I travel to your area as often as I can (twice a year usually). I am a Struie member of Royal Dornoch and overseas member of Brora. I believe the economy could use a boost and another golf course would not only do that but a golf course is the absolute best way to environmentally preserve land!
Please have a Coore & Crenshaw design. Their courses are stunning. Mike Keiser is a worldwide attraction as well but that ship may have sailed.