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Scotscraig

A most attractive balance between heath and links and although the sea itself is not in view the golfer must often contend with a stiff sea breeze. At 6300 yds it is not long but, again, skilful shot making and accurate ball placing will yield better results than power from the tee; (unless of course, you possess both!) Again two loops of nine and a genuine ‘chummy’ welcome in the clubhouse afterwards.

A little history on Scotscraig Golf Course

Scotscraig is one of the oldest clubs in the world; 195 years ago a small group of gentlemen golfers, who were later to form the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, set up the Scotscraig golf club. As was usual then six holes were created and these were played three times.

Spring and autumn meetings were established and a gold medal was played for. A red jacket with four gold buttons and a green velvet collar was the agreed dress code and the penalty for improper dress was set at ’two bottles of fine port’. PGSA guests will be pleased to hear that we do not propose to enforce this dress code or penalty!

A forward thinking and radical decision in 1909 allowed ladies to play as limited members and 98 years later were admitted as full members; (presumably not the same ladies!)

Playing Scotscraig Golf Course with PGSA Golf Tours

The course itself is an absolute delight to play; and its profile would increase dramatically were it not surrounded by so many other great courses.

Two reasonably gentle par fours to start are followed by a tricky par three and probably the signature 4th hole. At 365 yds, with riveted bunkers down the left and heather and whin on the right, an accurate drive will allow you to attack the small plateau green.

From then on there is not weak hole on the course, and the lengths from the various tee options ensure its suitability for all levels of golfing skill.