Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 1
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 1
The Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club starts off with "Black Tree," a par 4 framed by long rough and trees. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 2
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 2
The second hole on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club is pretty forgiving at just 340 yards long. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 5
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 5
A bunker lurks in the middle of the fifth fairway on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 9
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 9
No. 9, a 328-yard par 4, is the easiest handicap hole on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 10
The 10th hole is the first of back-to-back par 5s starting the back nine on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 12
Give the 295-yard 12th hole a go on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 14
The par-5 14th hole on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club is called "Grampian. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 15
At 130 yards, the 15th hole on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club is named "Wee Dunt. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - hole 17
The 17th green on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club sits above a stream. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - 18th
It's a lovely setting around the clubhouse and 18th green of the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Blairgowrie Golf Club - Rosemount Course - 17th
Walkers stroll over the Cluny bridge to reach the 17th green on the Rosemount Course at The Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor

Follow in the footsteps of James Braid and Alister MacKenzie on the Rosemount at The Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire

BLAIRGOWRIE, Scotland -- The Blairgowrie Golf Club -- one of Scotland's premier inland clubs -- offers choices galore for golfers visiting the magnificent Perthshire countryside.

The Lansdowne Course is a tournament-tough venue built in the 1970s by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas. The heritage of the Rosemount Course dates to James Braid and Alister MacKenzie. It was the site of Greg Norman's first professional win on the European Tour in 1977 and hosted the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup won by the Americans. The nine-hole Wee Course plays only 2,327 yards, but members believe it is home to some of the best holes on property, all originals by Braid.

MacKenzie expanded the club's first nine to 18 holes by creating the original Lansdowne Course, which opened in 1927. Further expansion just three years later brought in Braid, who redesigned MacKenzie's work to create the Rosemount Course and nine holes that eventually became the Wee Course.

Hints of MacKenzie still resonate on The Blairgowrie's Rosemount Course, such as the classic 17th hole, a par 3 with an interesting two-tiered green located beyond a small stream. The club is tinkering with the 190-yard sixth hole and 376-yard seventh hole to bring back MacKenzie's influence. The Rosemount, as a whole, follows a secluded path through the forest with a wall of heather separating wide fairways from towering pines and birch trees.

The most memorable hole comes last. The par-4 18th hole doglegs right. Once golfers locate their drives, the beautiful clubhouse and fabulous green site, surrounded by numerous bunkers, comes into view. What a finish to one of Scotland's finest parkland experiences.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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