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King James VI Golf Club

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Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6038 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

The King James VI Golf Club, located in Perth, Scotland, is a historic and unique private golf course also open to visitors. It was founded in 1858.

The Tay River setting is notable as it is the country's only self-contained course on a river island. The Island course is only accessible by foot by a sidewalk on the side of a train bridge crossing the Tay.

Founded nearby at Perth's South Inch, King James VI was relocated to Moncrieffe Island in 1897. It was designed by Tom Morris, the legendary winner of multiple British Open Championships and a noted course designer.

Morris was noted for incorporating natural features such as walls, burns and heather into his designs, and players of his new island golf course had to contend with many mounds and banks as well as some trees and bunkers. King James VI is set on well-drained, parkland. Although it is set on an island, the water is not always obvious, as a wide variety of trees border the fairways and line many of the banks.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6038 yards
Yellow 68 5684 yards
Red (W) 73 5478 yards
Scorecard for King James VI Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 68.0/116 362 348 196 474 179 325 312 529 433 3158 342 372 270 171 358 270 494 173 430 2880 6038
Yellow W: 71.0/119 346 338 186 463 157 317 300 519 420 3046 331 362 266 159 308 238 393 158 423 2638 5684
Red W: 69.0/117 330 328 176 452 133 308 293 510 407 2937 320 352 262 147 297 225 378 144 416 2541 5478
Handicap 7 11 13 1 17 9 15 5 3 10 2 12 16 4 14 6 18 8
Par 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 7 13 5 3 17 9 15 1 11 4 8 16 14 10 2 6 18 12

Course Details

Year Built 1858
Golf Season Year round
Architect Old Tom Morris

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim jeans or jean like trousers. Shirts should have collars and sleeves.Ladies may wear sleeveless golf shirts.Shorts should be tailored.No football shirts or tracksuit bottoms.No spikes or golf shoes in the clubhouse.

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Good challenge for all levels

Good scoring opportunity and test for all. Greens run true. Hazards well placed. Fairly open course with the River Tay coming into play on some holes. Pace of play good. Visited late Spring and course in good condition. Definitely worth a visit. Booked a midweek teetime start of May for £16pp.

Visitors shouldn't be put off by access to the island course. Really is straight forward.
Parking at South Inch car park costs 50p/hour (pay on exit). Access to course via railway bridge walkway and down stairs to the Island. Walk past allotments and clubhouse at end of path.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Lovely course

Enjoyed my day lovely course and friendly members,will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Wet weather
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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