Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Tue, 2009-12-29
The Strathpeffer area around the town offers many scenic walks and a wide variety of golf courses. The local course, as well as offering some spectacular views of the nearby hills and down to the Black Isle, has the claim to fame that its first hole has the biggest drop from tea to pin of any in Scotland.
Set high up in the hills you couldn’t wish for a more glorious views. When you reach the village square in Strathpeffer, turn up the hill onto Golf Road, past all of the beautiful houses and hotels which reflect the golden times of Queen Victoria.
- Holes: 18
- par 65
- Yardage: 4792
- SSS: 64
The course was founded in 1888, another masterpiece of Tom Morris. It has been described as a “Jewel in the Highlands”. The course is short but a true test of golf, with only three bunkers but with natural hazards abounding, this is real Highland golf. The drive on the first hole from tee to green features the longest drop on any course in Scotland. Spectacular views with numerous viewpoints of the vast panorama of the countryside from the upper reaches of the Cromarty Firth to the mountains of the West.
Of course, once the grand shots have been hit and the tricky putts holed, you can reflect upon them in the confinements of the clubhouse, where the beautiful views lead you down the strath all the way to the town of Dingwall.
Après golf can be enjoyed at the club facilities and the well stocked Golf Shop is well worth a browse. Clubs and Trolleys can be hired for a nominal fee.
Contact: Strathpeffer Spa Golf Course Mr Norman Roxburgh (Contact Person) Tel: +44 (1997) 421219 Fax: +44 (1997) 421011 Pro-shop Tel: (01997) 421011
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