Pitlochry Golf Course is well known for providing a challenge given its undulating nature and treacherous rough. However, perhaps less known is the fact that the golf course also has a putting course set away from the main golf course facilities, at the other side of Pitlochry. Whilst there is a practice putting area right next to the first tee, those who want a real roller coaster of a putting green should head to Rie-Achan road, where all the family can enjoy a round of putting with more than a few twists and turns!
The putting green provides an ideal introduction to the fun of the game of golf for children – however many adults will also attest to the delight of succeeding with a hole-in-one from long range! Indeed, Pitlochry Golf hosts a number of putting competitions in which the whole family can get involved.
The Pitlochry putting green features 18 challenging holes. Just like the ‘real’ course, holes are graded in order of difficulty, and thus have varying ‘par’ scores. Par on a putting course will usually be 2 - however, there are a number of tricky holes on the course that invite birdie and eagle opportunities given that they are rated as extra difficult due to their length or location next to natural obstacles and undulations.
Why not try your luck? If you finish below par your short game should be in good order for a go on the full 18 holes. If your putting hasn’t quite felt up to the mark, you better book in for a round anyway and get practising!
Ask at the clubhouse when the next junior putting competition is due to take place. The competition proves a great day out for the family and whilst being fiercely contested, is always played with great spirit.