We could describe this jewel in Scotland’s Golfing Crown in great detail and never do it full justice; the only way for you to accurately judge our course is to visit us and play it yourself. Nonetheless, as a guide here is some course information and tips;
The original nine holes of the golf course (the first nine) are short in distance but are very demanding with small well guarded greens and undulating fairways.
The short 4th hole, which is a par 3, challenges the golfer to hit a very small, heavily sloping green while avoiding the bunkers left and front right.
The 8th hole is one of the best par 3 holes anywhere and is worthy of its low stroke index with a burn running all the way across the front of the green and with a bunker to the right. Out of bounds exists to the back of the green, albeit behind a fence, but the bigger hitters can over-fly the fence if not confident of their distance control.
The second nine holes are now well established and offer golf of the highest quality.
The par 4 dog-leg 11th hole is guarded by trees with the elevated green protected by a ruin on the left and a well placed bunker on the right. The ruin is an integral part of the course and any ball played into it will lead to an exciting and challenging next shot.
The 12th hole, which is arguably the feature hole of the golf course, needs a long, well placed drive to a fairway surrounded by out of bounds on the left and trees on the right. It then requires a very well struck and well placed second (or third) shot over water to a contoured green.
The 426 yard 13th hole is a Par 4 and is rated the most difficult on the course. It requires a long accurate drive, threaded between ponds on the left and right and avoiding the additional water hazard in the middle of the fairway if you are to have any chance of reaching the difficult, elevated green.
If you have managed to survive this run of difficult holes with your sanity and card intact, the 14th hole, which is a substantial par 5, requires accurate shots if you are to stay on the narrow fairway guarded by out of bounds on the left and a wooded area to the right. The green provides a small and difficult target and provides all the protection the hole needs.
The Par 4 dog-leg 18th hole requires an accurate tee shot between trees right and left and an accurate second shot to a sloping green which is protected by a burn to the front and side, a pond at the rear and trees all around.
This hole has featured as one of the most picturesque holes in Scotland in a Scottish Golf Calendar from 2005.
It is a great finishing hole and closely challenges the 12th for the position of ‘feature hole’.