Pitlochry Golf Club

4.8333333333 4.8 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5681 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 5681 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 69 5414 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5127 yards N/A N/A

A course once described as the place where 'Golf, beauty and the social life, go hand in hand' . In the warm summer months when the skies are clear it has some of the most uplifting views to be found anywhere in the world. Although not one of this fair country's longest courses, if a golfer achieves a score under par here, he or she will have played exceptionally well. With the winding fairways climbing up the hillside, across the gorges and valleys, before leading back down to the club house and finishing over the meandering burn, you will know that you have played over a good golfing challenge.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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Reviews


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"Excellent course"


t1535838724's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course in great condition, some hilly holes, greens in excellent condition. Fantastic views from the high points on the course. Club house was not what I expected, modern and trendy, the sandwiches were huge and lovely. The 14h was a lovely 275 yard downhill hole, managed to drive the green, just missed the eagle putt. Great day, all for £15 on a Wednesday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Pitlochry"


AnthonySped67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I was allowed to take my 7yr old son round and he enjoyed a few holes too . The course itself is set amongst stunning scenery , so even if you do throw in a couple of double bogey's as i did., you soon forget about it ! The Pro was very friendly and helpful , and I also had a lovely meal in the clubhouse afterwards with the remainder of the family. I would definitely play here again !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The true definition of a hidden gem in Scotland"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I've already proclaimed on Twitter that this is the "best course in the world ... under 6,000 yards."

That claim might be a bit of hyperbole, but until somebody convinces me otherwise, it stands. Pitlochry is 5,692 yards of mountain mayhem. The day starts by climbing up the first three holes. It's arduous. Good luck swinging when you're sucking wind.

The striking views up top are your reward. There are a couple of minor spots that are awkward for first-timers - the approach to the fifth green, which is perched atop a wild mound of furry grass, and the blind downhill tee shot at no. 9 that requires a layup - but otherwise, the layout is pure fun. True to a short course, there are three drivable par 4s - the 277-yard seventh, the 277-yard 14th and 284-yard 17th.

Every round should finish inside the clubhouse, which attracts locals galore for its excellent menu and theme nights (steak, curry, fish, etc.). The world needs more clubs like Pitlochry. For now, it's worth the effort to find the original in central Scotland.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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