Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club
Located in the beautiful Spey Valley, Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club boasts magnificent views toward the Cairngorm range and the Cromdale Hills. Walking is relatively easy, and the golf course presents a fair challenge for every calibre of golfer.
Grantown-on-Spey measures 5,710 yards from the tips, playing to a par 70. It's divided into three sections: flat parkland, moderately hilly woodland and, finally, undulating parkland.
Perhaps Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club's most scenic hole is Murdie's View, the 275-yard ninth, a short downhill par 4 with the spectacular backdrop of the Cromdale Hills. When the heather is in bloom, it's quite a sight.
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A great test of golf
4 of us played. The course was in excellent condition. The professional was correct telling us to stay out the rough. It was penal! A great variety of holes and we will definitely be back.
Course in superb condition, greens slick and tricky pin placements made for an interesting and challenging round. Not too long but requires accuracy from the tee or beware the rough. Probably my favourite Scottish course so far(admittedly I've only managed about 10!!! so lots to go yet). Twilight round so almost had course to self excepting the wildlife.
A must if you're in the region.
This is a course that is most attractively situated, in excellent condition. Unusually for Scotland, though, it puts bunkers and hazards right on the landing-area of my Senior 17-hcp second shots, 'forcing' me to play most of the par 4s as 5s (not all, of course). This is typical of the modern courses of Spain and Portugal, though the customary James Braid subtleties attract and irritate in equal measure! It's still fun, but since we were also held up for quite a while behind a competition, that explains the "Good" rather than "Excellent". Longer hitters will certainly enjoy the course a lot.
Booking with Golf Now was a waist of time and incurred a booking charge which could have been avoided by booking direct with the club. Not sure I'll use "Golf Now" for future bookings!!
We enjoyed our round of golf. We were allowed to play earlier than our teetime as the course was quiet. We were made to feel welcome. The course was in good condition and definitely value for money. I had some delightful scampi and chips after our round of golf. A fair course for both men and women.
Great variety in the course layout.
Loved the variety in the course layout which was like 3 sets of 6 holes. Par 3's were testing and overall pin positions acted as a good defence for the course where length is not a problem. Beware of tee shot at 15 as the out of bounds is a lot further in than you think!
A Hidden Gem
Tucked away in the Highlands, with the Cairngorm Range as a backdrop, this course is a real treat on the eye. After you get over the scenery, be prepared to be punished if you're not accurate off the tee. Well protected and challenging greens add further to the challenge.
If you are in the area and have a few hours to spare, this course is well worth a visit. Friendly staff and a welcoming club house only add to the experience.
Highland golf to savour
Set in a beautiful part of the Scottish highlands, this course is cleverly designed through trees and heather and although in the hills it is not too difficult terrain to master on foot. Like most Scottish courses of this vintage (1890) what it may lack in length it more than makes up for with interesting and clever holes and tricky but fair greens. This is not a 'grip it and rip it' course. It requires thought and guile to place your tee shot properly and to then work out your best approach to the greens. Failure to do this will cost you strokes! There are a variety of really interesting holes and my favourite was the par 3 eighth. A straight shot up the hill into the wind trying to find a beautiful saucer- like green shaped and surrounded by mounds and bunkers. Take a club more than you think!
A fine traditional clubhouse with friendly staff and good food made this an excellent golfing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my day.
You may pass through Grantown on your way to its more illustrious neighbours on the Moray Coast, but I recommend you stop and play this one. You won't be disappointed.
Great condition & beautiful views
Great location & extremely helpful friendly staff. Course in fantastic condition, will definitely be back
Classic heathland in a beautiful setting
If you play only links in the Highlands, you're missing half the beauty of this remote & magical part of Scotland. The River Spey winds through rolling hillsides of the Cairngoms National Park and produced a handful of worthy, classic inland courses. Grantown on Spey is a treat to play: very easy to walk and has a few wonderful views from elevated tee shots. On a whole, I would opt for nearby Boat of Garten over this course, but it's still a very charming, laid-back round of golf.