King James VI Golf Club

3.6667000000 3.7 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6038 yards
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
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.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6038 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 68 5684 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 5478 yards N/A N/A

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Good challenge for all levels"

u074868319's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

I recommend this course

"Lovely course"

t1334587272's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

u215022657's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
Previously played Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I don't recommend this course

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