Golf

The following list provides details of the golf courses within a two hour drive of Cromlix. We suggest when booking a round of golf that you check their requirements, green fees and availability as this can vary considerably.

Dunblane – 18 hole, Par 68, 5980 yards

This quality parkland course provides an enjoyable and testing challenge for golfers of all abilities. Designed by Major Cecil Hutchison, the then Amateur Champion, and the Open Champion, James Braid, its lush fairways and manicured greens, together with wonderful views in all directions, ensure a golfing experience not quickly forgotten.

Website: www.dngc.co.uk
Phone: 01786 821 521

Bridge of Allan – 9 hole, Par 66, 4932 yards

The course sits on the hill above the magnificently preserved Victorian Spa town of Bridge of Allan, winner of the Best Small Town in Scotland title in both 2010 and 2011. There are no flat lies on this tricky nine hole course where it is possible to go out of bounds on every tee shot. Delightful blind shots, quaint stone walls and crossing fairways take you back in a time machine to the Victorian era.

Website: www.bofagc.com
Phone: 017863 832 332

Auchterarder – 18 hole, Par 68, 5757 yards

Auchterarder Golf Club is a parkland course and has spectacular views towards Glendevon. The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles also runs along side it.An easy walking course of 5775 yards it has a variety of holes with 6 challenging par 3s.

Website: www.auchterardergolf.co.uk
Phone: 01764 662 804

Stirling – 18 hole, Par 71, 5464 yards

Stirling Golf Club is one of the most picturesque courses in Scotland, with inspiring backdrops of the Old Town of Stirling, built on ancient volcanic slopes, crowned by the historic Castle rising above spectacular crags and there are stunning views in all directions across Central Scotland, the Ochil and Lomond Hills to the east, and the Carse of Stirling, the Trossachs and the Southern Highlands beyond.

Website: www.stirlinggolfclub.com
Phone: 01786 464 098

Callander – 18 hole, Par 66, 5091 yards

Lying at the entrance to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, the course consists of stylish wooded parkland with panoramic views to Ben Ledi. The 15th is one of the most famous par 3s in Scotland.

Website: www.callandergolfclub.co.uk
Phone: 01877 330 090

Gleneagles – 3 x 18 hole

A winning blend of natural beauty and golfing adventure, the three championship golf courses at Gleneagles are regarded among the very best golf courses in the world:

  • PGA Centenary Course Created by Jack Nicklaus, the PGA Centenary Course is the Host Venue for The 2014 Ryder Cup, where the cream of European and American golf will battle it out on Scottish soil for the first time in more than 40 years.
  • The King's Course Opened in 1919, the masterful King's has tested the powers of golfing aristocracy for almost a hundred years.
  • The Queen's Course The natural beauty of the Queen's is an inspirational battle of wits for anyone in love with the great game.

Website: www.gleneagles.com/golf
Phone: 0800 389 3737

Carnoustie – 3 x 18 hole

Carnoustie consists of three courses, all of which are rated in the top 50 Links courses in the UK and Ireland (Golf Digest June 2011). The Championship Course has recently (2012) been ranked at no 1 on the Rolex Top 1000 courses in the world.

  • The Championship Course has hosted 7 Open Championships, 1 Ladies Open and 1 Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK. Generally regarded as the toughest of the Open venues for those who understand the game a little more will know it is probably the fairest too. Without doubt though Carnoustie Championship Course does have the toughest closing stretch of holes anywhere and those finishing the final 4 holes with no more than a bogey should be suitably content with their play.
  • The Burnside is the baby brother and is approaching 100 years old. It is from here where Ben Hogan qualified from before going on to win the Open itself in 1953. Promising to come back Hogan never did which leaves Carnoustie in the unique position to actually being able to say anyone who is anyone has played Carnoustie!
  • The Buddon was added in 1980 and currently has 9 par 3s. We are redeveloping the course into what will become a much sterner test of golf.

Website: www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk
Phone: 01241 802270

St Andrews – 6 x 18 hole

  • Old Course The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.
  • The Castle Course The newest addition to St Andrews Links, The Castle Course opened in 2008 becoming the seventh course at the Home of Golf and part of the largest public golfing complex in Europe. Set on a rugged cliff-top with spectacular views over St Andrews, The Castle Course offers a memorable golfing experience.
  • The New Course The oldest ‘new’ course in the world, the second course at the Home of Golf was designed by the Keeper of the Green Tom Morris in 1895 and it was imaginatively named to differentiate from its famous neighbour. Boasting undulating fairways and challenging greens, the New Course is a classic test of Links golf.
  • Jubilee Course The third championship course at the Home of Golf, the Jubilee is considered by many to be the most challenging course on the famous Links. Built in 1897, it was originally intended for use by ladies and beginners however after seeing its prime golfing location between the New Course and the sea, the Jubilee was converted to a championship layout in 1988.
  • Eden Course Only slightly more forgiving than its contemporaries on the seaward side of the Links, the Eden Course was built in 1914 by Harry S. Colt whose use of natural boundaries and severe bunkers provides a course full of character.
  • Strathtyrum Course Designed to complement the tougher championship layouts at the Home of Golf, the Strathtyrum was opened in 1993. Although few in number (15), the bunkers are cunningly placed and there is considerable emphasis on iron play accuracy. The greens themselves are large and have slopes and borrows which can test even the most confident putters.

Website: www.standrews.org.uk
Phone: Old Course
01334 466 666; Other courses 01334 466 718