Dear Mark & All at PGC,
As they say, another year or Session flies past—and this one is certainly no different!!
As a direct result, once again, of the generosity and understanding of PGC, the Boys and Staff from the BB here in Lochee have enjoyed another wonderful experience playing your excellent 18 Hole Putting Course and a few holes at the fantastic 9 Hole golf course at Blair Atholl GC too. New friendships have been formed and existing ones strengthened, The fellowship at BB Camp is, I genuinely believe, totally unique; maybe it’s being so close to nature, who knows but it most certainly is something very special—and you guys are at the very heart of it.
So many youngsters whose domestic background is not the greatest are given opportunities, which, otherwise, would simply not be open to them—and, as a result of your generosity and welcome, year in year out, their lives really could be changed positively for ever.
We can only, thank you all once again and, God willing, return again next year.
Please pass on our best wishes and appreciation to all concerned. A special thanks to Trevor at the putting, David at Blair Atholl GC as well as our indebtedness to the Directors; we would appreciate if this e.mail could be circulated as appropriate.
Once again, many thank.
Gordon & all at 6th / 8th Dundee BB.
Pitlochry Golf Course sits in a lovely natural setting, in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)
PERTHSHIRE, Scotland - My tweet proclaiming Pitlochry Golf Course the "best course in the world ... under 6,000 yards" might or might not be accurate. I haven't played too many par-69 courses that are only 5,692 yards long, but I can't image a more interesting layout in such a sublime setting anywhere else in the world.
Perhaps its toughest competition for this mythical title is an hour away at the Queen's Course Gleneagles, a 5,926-yard, par-68 course designed by James Braid in 1917. Where I believe Pitlochry trumps the Queen's Course, though, is the personality of its holes.
Pitlochry has more driveable par 4s (3 to 1), a cool punchbowl green at no. 10 and a series of wild climbs that add character and toughness to a handful of holes. The first three holes will take your breath away - literally. Walking up these three par 4s is a chore, even for the fittest golfer but the views of the surrounding countryside on higher ground is well worth the effort.
Most short courses have goofy spots or feel hemmed in, but Pitlochry has none of that, although some first-timers might not like the daunting approach shot to a hilltop green on Hole no. 5 or the blind tee shot on Hole no. 9.
The day finishes at a charming red-roofed clubhouse that locals love for its quality of locally sourced food and drink. If you looked up the term "hidden gem" in a golf dictionary, there most certainly would be a picture of Pitlochry.
July 28, 2016