Wonderfully set in the gateway to the Highlands it offers an exceptional course that will test every element of your game. Try your hand on this 18 hole par 69 course with its awe-inspiring views and undulating greens. The course is open to all - members, visitors and groups and offers enjoyable play for the average player and challenges the advanced. The 5700 yard course boasts manicured greens and tree-lined fairways with a majestic mountainous backdrop whilst the Clubhouse and Pro Shop offer great service and value.
Site of an old distillery and a classic opening hole. A meandering burn, two sets of cross bunkers and a steeply sloping green all contribute to make this a tough start. Uphill second shot means this hole plays longer than the yardage and once on the green take care as it is very easy to putt off the front.
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Tel: (+44) 01796 482003www.bells.co.uk
Following the route of the old North Road (predecessor of the A9) this long uphill hole plays all of its 419 yds. Trouble lurks on the right with two burns and an out of bounds. Thread your second shot over the road, between the bunkers and negotiate the undulating green for your Par 4.
Chartered in 1953, the Club has around 45 members drawn from all walks of life in the area. Pitlochry is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, namely the Central Highlands. The Club has a strong presence in the town and supports many local, regional, national and international causes.
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Although only just over 300 yds this hole is no easy Par 4. A dog leg right with a bunker and out of bounds at the corner of the dog leg, then an uphill second shot to a small sloping green surrounded by deep bunkers. Miss the green at your peril!
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Box Office: (+44) 01796 484 626www.pitlochry.org.uk
The first of Pitlochrys famous Par 3’s is played to a green sitting on the site of an ancient Pictish Fort. The heavily bunkered green is made more difficult to hold by the prevailing wind coming from the right – whistling down the channel that is the fifth hole and sweeping shots into the bunkers on the left.
The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town to the surrounding hills.
Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house.
Tel: (+44) 01796 472400www.athollpalace.com
Legend has it Mary Queen of Scots rested by this tee. Although a generous fairway the out of bounds wall on the right adds interest to the tee shot. Positioning of the tee shot is essential to afford the best shot onto this large raised green which is protected at the front by a large rocky mound. Played into the prevailing wind this is a challenging Par 4.
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Medium length downhill Par 4 named after the Pictish stone circle in the woods to the right of the fairway. Tee shot required to carry the old curling pond (now semi rough) and avoid the fairway bunker down the left. Big hitters may fancy their chances of hitting the green downwind but they will have to avoid the five bunkers surrounding the green. Subtle contours on the green make no putt straight forward.
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Tel: (+44) 01796 481 221www.blairathollgarage.co.uk
Risk and reward short Par 4 played from a tee sitting on the remains of the old Pictish Fort. Those going for the green in one have to negotiate greenside bunkers and an out of bounds that creeps in on the right. The lay up should be positioned to leave a second shot between the bunkers and a raised spine running through the middle of the green adds a final twist to this short Par 4.
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Tel: (+44) 01796 473 826www.jandrprojects.co.uk
Named after the visit of Robert the Bruce’s army the decision has to be made from the tee whether to lay up to the marker post at the top of the hill leaving a full shot to the green or go long into the deep hollow short of the green leaving a short, but blind, shot to this sloping elevated green. Beware of the effect a swirling wind can have on the second shot.
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Tel: (+44) 01796 472 919www.fishfaskally.com
Perhaps the most spectacular view on the course this 90 degree dog leg Par 4 requires a positional tee shot to set up a short iron to a large green protected by deep bunkers. However out of bounds left and a hanging lie for the second shot make this short Par 4 trickier than the yardage suggests.
While 1719 may be the earliest documented evidence of the Belhaven Brewery, there may well have been beer production on the site pre-16th century as the wells and certain cellar vaults are known to date from around the time of the Reformation. Why not sample this historic drink?
Tel: (+44) 01368 862 734www.belhaven.co.uk
This is the longest hole on the course and is the start of Pitlochry’s Amen Corner. Usually played into the prevailing wind, the longer hitters can carry the first section of sloping fairway and find the upslope for a second shot to a large blind green situated at the bottom of a gentle slope. Shorter hitters should keep right to compensate for the camber of the wide fairway and play this as a 3 shotter This hole is not stroke index 1 for nothing!
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Played from an elevated tee to a well bunkered raised green, out of bounds down the right and a severe run off to heavy rough on the left make this an intimidating tee shot. Find the green and you are faced with a green full of subtle slopes – miss the green and you will need a razor sharp short game to save par. A stunning Par 3.
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Tel: (+44) 01560 482 911www.f-i-f.co.uk
The final stretch of our Amen Corner is a long downhill Par 4 with a tee shot played between thick rough on the left and mature trees on the right. An accurate drive is required to set up any sort of second shot to the green. The second shot is played over a burn to a long green with a severe fall off on the right. Miss the green right and par is tough to achieve.
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Tel: (+44) 01738 634 001www.jcca.co.uk
A stunning Par 4. Slightly uphill tee shot to a wide fairway. Big hitters can carry the ridge to leave a short iron to the raised green. Shorter hitters may be forced to lay up to avoid coming to grief in one of the deep bunkers surrounding the sloping green. The second shot always plays longer than the yardage and any slightly long shot can be saved by the banking at the back of the green. Another severely sloping green leaves one last challenge in the quest for a par.
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Tel: (+44) 01796 472 007www.faskally.com
A short downhill Par 4 that offers the best birdie chance on the course. A good straight drive carrying the saddle at 180 yds should catch the downslope and run down to this flat green. However a miss either right or left leaves an awkward pitch that is likely to be hampered by trees.
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Tel: (+44) 01796 482 212www.ballinluigservices.co.uk
At only 301 yds this, on paper, should be a relatively easy Par 4. However the tee shot has to be straight to leave a short pitch to this small severely sloping green. Leave your approach short and you are faced with a tricky little chip that makes saving par difficult. Probably the most difficult Par 4 in the world – hence stroke index 5!
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Tel: (+44) 01796 472 263www.rwbell.com
A signature Par 3. A spectacular downhill Par 3 out of bounds right, trees left, deep rough and short deep bunkers surrounding the green. Hit the green and you will have a straight birdie putt. Miss the green at your peril!
The Moulin Inn first opened its doors in 1695 – 50 years ‘afore the rebellion – That is Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Moulin was one of the first microbreweries in Scotland.
Tel: (+44) 01796 472 196www.moulinhotel.co.uk
Another short Par 4 that offers up the chance of a birdie. Out of bounds right, a stream and trees on the left and a green with a deep step running through it make this no cinch. Depending on the pin position you can be left with some very interesting putts.
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Tel: (+44) 01796 472 047www.macdonald-bros.co.uk
Downhill Par 4 that offers up various options. Downwind the biggest hitters may fancy their chances of hitting the green. The safe option to avoid the wide burn short of the green out of bounds right and trees left is to lay up and leave a short iron into this green that slopes severely from back to front. A great finishing hole in front of the Clubhouse.
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Tel: (+44) 01796 472 285www.pitlochrytyres.co.uk