Blairgowrie Golf Club

87%
Rating

About the Club

Scotland has built its golf reputation on the number, variety and quality of its links courses and, if truth be told, does not have a long list of inland masterpieces – Gleneagles, Downfield, Loch Lomond (original and Carrick), Ladybank and the Duke’s at St Andrews spring to mind but after that short list, you struggle.

Except, of course, for Blairgowrie which has not one but two cracking layouts and, difficult though it is to separate them, we fractionally favour the Rosemount over the Lansdowne, but it’s a tight, tough call and we would find it difficult to disagree if you think otherwise.

The fairways are cut through mature stands of birch, fir and pine trees, and where there aren’t any trees there is plenty of heather, so the first priority is to stay on the short grass, which should make you grateful that the fairways are generous.

The par threes, in particular, are uniformly excellent and the course has a strong finish, so you can’t relax until you’re back in the excellently refurbished clubhouse.

51st Best UK Golf Course


Scottish golf is not all about links golf and the two magnificent heathland golf courses at Blairgowrie Golf Club bear testament to this adage. Lying north of the town of Perth, Blairgowrie offers two championship layouts in the Rosemount Course and the Lansdowne Course and also offers the interesting nine-hole, Wee Course, which is the original course designed by Old Tom Morris. But no matter which course you play at Blairgowrie, you will play over beautiful heathland fairways, lined by forests of pine and silver birch, while a liberal sprinkling of purple heather, broom and gorse add considerable colour to an already majestic setting.

Blairgowrie Golf Club was formed on February 26th 1889 and the grand old man of Scottish golf course design, Old Tom Morris, designed the original course. That original layout is now the Wee Course at Blairgowrie. The older and more celebrated of the two championship courses here is the Rosemount Course, which was designed by James Braid, while the Rosemount Course, a 1970's addition, is the work of Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas. And while the Rosemount Course is accepted to be the superior of the two courses, it really is a matter of personal opinion.

The Rosemount Course measures almost 6,600 yards and offers a par 72 layout from the back medal tees. Starting with a tough par four of almost 450 yards, there are many fine holes throughout the Rosemount Course layout, including the par four, 4th hole, rated as the hardest on the course and the wonderful 165-yard par three, 17th hole, with its tiered green. Standing out due to its inherent quality, the Rosemount Course is also notable in that it was the scene of a world record ten consecutive birdies by Lionel Platts in 1973, achieved from the 8th to the 17th, while it was also the scene of Greg Norman's first victory on the European Tour in 1977.

The Lansdowne Course at Blairgowrie came into being during the 1970's and was created under the guidance of Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas. Measuring just over 6,900 yards from the championship tees and also with a par of 72, the Lansdowne layout is slightly longer than its more illustrious older brother and many would say that it represents a sterner test. Bearing testament to its quality, the Scottish Golfing Union has played the Mid Amateur Championship here a number of times. The Wee Course, by the way, is an enjoyable par-32 layout measuring 2,352 yards.

Directions

1 mile South of Blairgowrie off A93 15 miles North of Perth
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Landsdowne
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Courses & Scorecards

Landsdowne

71/72
PAR
71
SSS
6408
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
5
12
461
2
4
4
6
355
3
4
4
2
410
4
4
4
14
350
5
3
3
10
155
6
4
4
16
389
7
4
4
4
440
8
5
5
8
501
9
3
3
18
141
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
7
366
11
4
4
3
370
12
4
4
11
365
13
4
4
15
355
14
3
3
13
162
15
4
4
1
348
16
4
4
17
348
17
5
5
5
534
18
4
4
9
358

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Club facilities

Club HouseHas a Club House
Club Hire offers Club Hire
Putting GreenHas a Putting Green
Pro ShopHas a Pro Shop
Practice AreaHas a Practice Area
Club BarHas a Club Bar
Driving RangeHas a Driving Range
RestaurantHas a Restaurant
Trolley Hire offers Trolley Hire
Changing has Changing Rooms
Buggy Hire offers Buggy Hire
Lessons can provide Lessons

Green fees

Round - Rosemount

2012 April and October

£40.00 (Jnr £40.00)

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Round - Landsdown

2012 April and October

£40.00 (Jnr £40.00)

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Round - Rosemount

2012 May to September

£60.00 (Jnr £60.00)

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Round Landsdown

2012 May to September

£60.00 (Jnr £60.00)

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Day Ticket

One round over each 18 hole course

£92.00 (Jnr £92.00)

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Membership

Membership

Entrance Fee; £690

£690.00 (Jnr £690.00)

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