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Golf in Perthshire Glorious Gleneagles and its three championship courses fall within Perthshire but this historic part of Scotland can lay claim to dozens more great golf courses. Extremely beautiful and easily accessible, Perthshire is perfect for a golf break.

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Perfect for a golf break Great value golf in Perthshire How to use your Perthshire golf discount tickets Travel tips Golf course profiles Perthshire’s 18-hole golf courses Perthshire’s 9-hole golf courses Local golf driving ranges Area map and course index VisitScotland Information Centres Quality Assurance Golfers’ accommodation Away from the fairways What’s on Stay in Perthshire, play in Fife

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Cover The PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles. 01 Looking to the 18th green on Rosemount, Blairgowrie. 02 Scenic Killin Golf Course. 03 The 1st fairway on the Rannaleroch Golf Course. Credits Photography: Paul Tomkins/VisitScotland/Scottish Viewpoint, Gleneagles (front cover), Perth & Kinross Council and Perthshire golf courses. 02

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Perfect for a golf break Perthshire lies in the heart of Scotland, where the Highlands and the Lowlands meet. Golf flourishes in Perthshire’s lush countryside and in all there are 39 courses in the region. You can golf in style at worldfamous Gleneagles or enjoy a relaxing round on a 9-hole country course. Perthshire has a proud golfing heritage. The game has gripped the region for a very long time and indeed golf has been played here since the 15th century. King James IV learned to play on the public parklands by the River Tay. The city’s South Inch may have been the site of the world’s first golf course and the Royal Perth Golfing Society was the first club to receive a royal charter. In this stunning part of Scotland you’ll find some of the country’s finest golf courses. Any fan of golf has heard of Gleneagles and this luxury venue boasts three championship layouts: the King’s Course, the Queen’s Course and the PGA Centenary Course. Gleneagles will host the Ryder Cup in 2014. Europe and America will battle it out on the Jack Nicklausdesigned PGA Centenary Course and it will be the first time in more than 40 years that Scotland has hosted the tournament, nowadays one of the world’s greatest sporting occasions.

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Besides the glory of Gleneagles, Perthshire has plenty of other courses worth exploring. Crieff Ferntower – just a few miles from Gleneagles – is one of Scotland’s best inland courses and was designed by the legendary James Braid, the man behind the Queen’s Course at Gleneagles. Braid produced some of his finest work in Perthshire. Kinross has two excellent parkland courses which merit your attention. The Montgomery and The Bruce both overlook lovely Loch Leven. The Montgomery is the more challenging of the two courses but both are immensely enjoyable. Blairgowrie has two championship courses. The Rosemount was originally laid out by Alistair MacKenzie (the creator of Augusta National) and later re-designed by Braid. It was also the venue of Greg Norman’s first European tour victory. The Lansdowne is the newer of the two courses and was designed in the 1970s by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas.

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01 The parkland course at Auchterarder. 02 Craigie Hill Golf Course, Perth. 03 A 9-hole gem, St Fillans Golf Course. There are many more golfing delights in Perthshire that await your discovery. Alyth is a fantastic heathland course, the original 9 holes routed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris, with Braid later completing the 18. Glenisla is a course of undulating parkland, while the Strathmore Rannaleroch course has generous fairways and rolling greens. Aberfeldy is an appealing course by the banks of the River Tay and Pitlochry is a fine challenge set amid vivid Perthshire scenery. The city of Perth itself has several quality courses. Craigie Hill features one of the toughest holes in Britain (an uphill par 4 called Spion Kop) while the King James VI golf course is a real novelty. It is the only self-contained river island golf course in Britain and only reachable via a walkway on the railway bridge which spans the fast-flowing Tay. Perthshire’s charming 9-hole courses are often the focal point of village life. They tend to be very

welcoming, represent tremendous value for money and are ideal for families or those just seeking a couple of hours of fun golf. Dalmunzie, in the far north of Perthshire, is one of Britain’s highest courses and throws in a castle for good measure. Killin by Loch Tay features one of the most scenic closing holes in all of Scotland, while Blairgowrie has its own ‘Wee Course’. The Crieff area has a handful of picturesque 9-hole courses and Comrie is a hilly challenge with incredible views. Muthill is a short and pleasant parkland course and even Gleneagles has its own 9-hole layout. St Fillans, by the River Earn, is another lovely 9-hole experience. Perthshire’s 9-hole courses have bags of character and can be a wonderful addition to your golf break. Whatever kind of golfing challenge you seek, Perthshire will reward you for your efforts.

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Great value golf in Perthshire

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Tackle some of Scotland’s most beautiful golf courses and make attractive savings by snapping up one of Perthshire’s great value golf tickets.

The Perthshire Green Card offers discounted access to 17 fantastic 18-hole courses and gives you the options of 3-rounds for £65 and 5-rounds for £99. With the Perthshire Green Card you can play the likes of Crieff Ferntower, one of Scotland’s top inland layouts, or Pitlochry, a fantastic course with undulating greens and sweeping views of the Tummel Valley. Enjoy a memorable round at Alyth with its tree-lined fairways or play The Montgomery course at Kinross, another of Perthshire’s leading venues. Other options available include the pleasant course at Aberfeldy which straddles the River Tay, or Auchterarder, a pretty parkland course next door to Gleneagles.

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01 Pitlochry Golf Course offers awe-inspiring views. 02 The par 3 18th green on Murrayshall Golf Course. 03 Picturesque Comrie Golf Course.

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Dunkeld & Birnam is one of the most picturesque courses in Perthshire, though there is plenty of competition in that category, while Murrayshall is set in majestic mature woodland and has hosted plenty of professional tournaments. If you are intending to play a great deal of golf in Perthshire and find yourself drawn to the more substantial and challenging courses, the Perthshire Green Card is for you.

The options are the 3-day ticket for £40 or the 5-day ticket for £65 with 12 courses participating in the scheme. Having a Perthshire Highlands Golf Ticket means you can play reduced price rounds at 9-hole courses like the Leitfie Links at Alyth, the Dornock course at Crieff, Dunning at the foot of the Ochil Hills plus Comrie, Killin, St Fillans and a few more.

The alternative to the Perthshire Green Card is the Perthshire Highlands Golf Ticket.

Both the Perthshire Green Card and the Perthshire Highlands Golf Ticket have the added benefit of entitling you to discounted admission to selected Perth Racecourse meetings and to various whisky distilleries in the region.

This excellent initiative encourages you to explore some of the region’s appealing 9-hole courses while making big savings on green fees.

Tickets can be purchased from Perthshire Adventure Line on 01887 829010 or from participating golf courses indicated on the map (pages 18 – 19).

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How to use your Perthshire golf discount tickets How to buy your Perthshire Golf Tickets: Phone Perthshire Adventure Line on 01887 829010 – and pay for your golf tickets by credit/ debit card. We accept Switch, Visa and Mastercard (unfortunately we cannot accept cheques over £100). Q Once you arrive in Perthshire you can purchase your golf tickets at any VisitScotland Information Centre or participating golf club (see map on pages 18 – 19). Q

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All you need to know at a glance: Q Perthshire Green Card 3-round £65 and Perthshire Green Card 5-round £99. Q Perthshire Highlands Golf Ticket 3-day £40 and Perthshire Highlands Golf Ticket 5-day £65. Q Golf tickets are valid from 1 April – 31 October 2012. Q Maximum 36 holes to be played on any one course. Q Participating courses are shown on the area map and course index on pages 18 – 19. Q Please book tee times in advance. Q Courses may be unavailable on days of local competitions or events. Q Tickets are not transferable in time or from golfer to golfer. Q Vouchers cannot be redeemed for anything other than a round of golf. 01 The 3rd hole on the Ferntower Course, Crieff.

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Supplements per round: Q Supplements apply at some courses, please check www.perthshire.co.uk/golf or contact Perthshire Adventure Line on 01887 829010 for more details. Other points to consider: Q Please observe the rules of etiquette at each club. Q Please note that some courses move on to temporary greens during October for essential maintenance. Q In the event of bad weather forcing the closure of all participating courses, please contact Perthshire Adventure Line on 01887 829010 for further guidance. Q Should you lose your golf ticket either before or during your visit, you will be liable to pay the full purchase price at the time of re-issue. Q VisitScotland and the clubs responsible for the golf courses included in the Perthshire Green Card or Perthshire Highlands Golf Ticket will not be held responsible for any loss or injury incurred by those participating in the scheme. In this regard we strongly advise that individuals participating should make their own insurance arrangements, as NO REFUNDS will be given.

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Travel tips As Perthshire is at the heart of Scotland, getting here is easy. The region is little more than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports and its six railway stations are all well connected to the national network. However you decide to travel you should arrive relaxed and ready for some fantastic golf. By road Perthshire is served by an excellent network of roads. The main routes into the region are the M90 north from Edinburgh, the M80/M9/A9 north from Glasgow and Stirling, the A92/A90 south from Aberdeen and Dundee, and the A9 south from Inverness.

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By air Perthshire is around one hour by road from both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, while only 20 By bus miles from Perth is Dundee Airport, with direct There are express coach links to Perthshire from all major UK cities. The city of Perth is a main interchange flights from London City Airport, Birmingham for regular buses from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Belfast. From Inverness and Aberdeen airports, allow around two hours road journey and Inverness. The main bus operator is Scottish Citylink. Perthshire also has a good local bus network. time to Perthshire. For more information visit www.baa.com and www.hial.co.uk For more information visit www.citylink.co.uk and www.nationalexpress.com Where to find out more Find all you want to do in Perthshire, in one By rail place. At a VisitScotland Information Centre There are several railway stations within Perthshire, we’ll tell you everything there is to see and do all well connected to the national network and most and help with everything else you’ll need for of them having golf courses close by. Regular trains your visit. running between Edinburgh / Glasgow and Inverness stop at Perth, taking around one hour. For more Please refer to the list of VisitScotland Information information visit www.scotrail.co.uk, Centres on page 20. Further travel information can be www.nationalrail.co.uk and obtained in advance from www.traveline.org.uk or www.travelinescotland.com by calling 0871 200 2233.

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Golf course profiles Whatever your choice, from championship to 9-hole holiday golf, you can expect excellent value for money in Perthshire. Browse through this guide and you’ll be sure to find a great range of challenging courses which will surprise and delight you. Quite irrespective of your choice however, the hospitality and warmth of welcome on offer at each is amongst the best to be found anywhere in Scotland. The following pages contain profiles for every course in Perthshire. The courses appear in alphabetical order, so you can easily find specific courses and then use the number reference to find them on the map (pages 18 – 19). Alternatively, if you want to search for courses in a certain area, simply locate them on the map and then use the map index to find their profile. Green fees listed are per round and each profile highlights which of the following facilities are available at each club.

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The James Braid Collection Explore the legacy of James Braid, one of Scotland’s greatest golf course designers, golf champion and pioneer of the game. It was in the heart of Perthshire that Braid created what is widely regarded as his masterpiece. The majestic King’s and Queen’s courses at the famous Gleneagles Hotel stand as a monument to his contribution to the game as a golf course builder. Experience these courses for yourself on The Gleneagles Golf Trail or try the Angus Golf Trail which features both Alyth Golf Course and the renowned Blairgowrie Rosemount. Look for the logo on course listings to see where James Braid worked his magic.

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01 The challenging Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Course. 02 5th green on the Montgomery Course, Kinross.

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Perthshire’s 18-hole golf courses ABERFELDY GOLF CLUB

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Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2BH T: 01887 820535 feldygc@tiscali.co.uk www.aberfeldy-golfclub.co.uk

The course runs on either side of the River Tay and has the unique attraction of allowing players to cross the historic river via its own private bridge.

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Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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Type: Parkland

Round

from £27.50

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H: 18 Par/SSS: 68/66

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from £38.50

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Length: 5,283 yds

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2 An 18-hole (6,259yds) heathland layout, Alyth Golf Club was established in 1894. The original 9-holes were designed by the master Old Tom Morris of St Andrews.

Pitcrocknie, Alyth PH11 8JJ T: 01828 632268 F: 01828 633491 info@alythgolfclub.co.uk www.alythgolfclub.co.uk

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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H: 18 Par/SSS: 70/71

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Golf Course Road, Blairgowrie PH10 6LG T: 01250 872622 F: 01250 875451 office@theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk www.theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk

Set in avenues of pine and silver birch, most fairways are lined with heather, the course provides a challenging but pleasurable test for all levels of golfer.

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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Type: Heathland

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£60

£60

H: 18 Par/SSS: 72/74

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£92

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Length: 7,007 yds

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Orchil Road, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1LS T: 01764 662804 F: 01764 664423 secretary@auchterardergolf.co.uk www.auchterardergolf.co.uk

Auchterarder Golf Club has spectacular views towards Gleneagles and the Ochil Hills and runs alongside the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Hotel (Ryder Cup venue in 2014).

Golf Course Road, Blairgowrie PH10 6LG T: 01250 872622 F: 01250 875451 office@theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk www.theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk

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AUCHTERARDER GOLF CLUB

Described by Tom Morris as ‘The most beautiful inland green I have ever seen’, the Rosemount course certainly lives up to its reputation.

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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Type: Parkland

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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Type: Heathland

Round

£35

£40

H: 18 Par/SSS: 69/69

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£60

£60

H: 18 Par/SSS: 72/72

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£45

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Length: 5,750yds

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£92

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Length: 6,689yds

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Perthshire’s 18-hole golf courses DUNKELD AND BIRNAM GOLF COURSE

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With some of the best views in Scottish golf, Craigie Hill is a great challenge for all level of player. Superb greens and a friendly welcome.

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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from £24

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H: 18 Par/SSS: 66/67

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from £32

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Length: 5,386yds

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£25

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Type: Heathland/ Parkland H: 18 Par/SSS: 70/67

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£40

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Length: 5,511yds

Fungarth, Dunkeld PH8 0ES T: 01350 727524

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7 Scenic south-facing parkland course, with 9-hole course attached. Visitors welcome 7 days per week. Online booking and details via website.

The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF T: 01764 662231 resort.sales@gleneagles.com www.gleneagles.com/golf

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Round

from £25

from £30

H: 18 Par/SSS: 71/70

Round

D/Ticket

from £55

Length: 6,091yds

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CULCRIEFF GOLF CLUB

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday Round D/Ticket

Fees on application

Type: Parkland H: 18 Par/SSS: 68/65 Length: 4,982yds

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8 Fabulous accommodation and hospitality, combined with a course suited to all abilities make Culcrieff Golf Club an ideal venue for your golf day out.

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Type: Heathland H: 18 Par/SSS: 68/71 Length: 6,066yds

Did you know? The 40th staging of the biennial Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States will take place on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles from 26 - 28 September 2014.

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The King’s Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional and amateur.

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Crieff Hydro Ltd, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3LQ T: 01764 651615 F: 01764 653087 activitycentre@crieffhydro.com www.culcrieffgolfclub.moonfruit.com

secretary-dunkeld@tiscali.co.uk www.dunkeldandbirnamgolfclub.co.uk

Founded in 1892, the course is one of the most picturesque in Perthshire with each hole affording a new and interesting challenge for the golfer and ever changing views of the glorious surrounding countryside.

Type: Parkland

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Perth Road, Crieff PH7 3LR T: 01764 652909 bookings@crieff.co.uk www.crieffgolf.co.uk

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Cherrybank, Perth PH2 0NE T: 01738 622644 admin@craigiehill.co.uk www.craigiehill.co.uk

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CRAIGIE HILL GOLF CLUB

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Perthshire’s 18-hole golf courses GLENEAGLES - PGA CENTENARY COURSE

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The PGA Centenary Course, created by Jack Nicklaus, is a modern classic, combining the best of both the Queen’s and King’s, and will host the Ryder Cup in 2014.

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The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF T: 01764 662231 resort.sales@gleneagles.com www.gleneagles.com/golf

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Type: Heathland H: 18 Par/SSS: 72/72 Length: 6,315yds

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Type: Parkland – Island

H: 18 Par/SSS: 68/68

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£25

£28

H: 18 Par/SSS: 67

Length: 5,660yds

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£34

£36

Length: 5,684yds

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GLENISLA GOLF COURSE

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The country’s only self-contained river island golf course, King James VI Golf Course offers a beautiful but challenging environment for both novices and advanced players alike.

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Pitcrocknie, Alyth, PH11 8JJ T: 01828 632445 info@golf-glenisla.co.uk www.golf-glenisla.co.uk

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Moncreiffe Island, Perth PH2 8NR T: 01738 632460 mansec@kingjamesvi.com www.kingjamesvi.com

KINROSS GOLF COURSES – THE BRUCE

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Weekend and ‘average’ golfers often find The Bruce is more to their liking but the better golfer who sees four early par 5s and thinks, ‘that’s four birdie holes’ often finds their card in shreds!

The Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross KY13 8AS T: 01577 863407 F: 01577 863180 bookings@golfkinross.com www.golfkinross.com

Type: Parkland

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

H: 18 Par/SSS: 71/71

Round

£35

£45

H: 18 Par/SSS: 73

Length: 6,402yds

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£48

£58

Length: 6,231 yds

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The Montgomery Challenge is an incentive for Kinross visitors to break 80 (gross). Card a 79 or lower and your next round is on us (limit two free rounds per year).

The Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross KY13 8AS T: 01577 863407 F: 01577 863180 bookings@golfkinross.com www.golfkinross.com

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Round

£35

£45

H: 18 Par/SSS: 72

D/Ticket

£48

£58

Length: 6,508 yds

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KING JAMES VI

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Open: All year Green Fees Weekday Round

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The natural beauty of the Queen’s Course inspires the world’s most experienced players.

The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF T: 01764 662231 resort.sales@gleneagles.com www.gleneagles.com/golf

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Perthshire’s 18-hole golf courses MUCKHART GOLF CLUB

Spectacular heathland course with panoramic views. We have 27-holes – on any day an 18-hole and a 9-hole course are available for play.

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Heathland

Round

£30

£35

H: 18 Par/SSS: 71/72

D/Ticket

£40

£45

Length: 6,456yds

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Drumburn Road, Muckhart Clackmannanshire FK14 7JH T: 01259 781423 enquiries@muckhartgolf.com www.muckhartgolf.com

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Home to both national and professional tournaments, Murrayshall has an enviable reputation for excellence. Large undulating greens, white sand bunkers, natural stone bridges and majestic mature woodland.

Scone, Perthshire PH2 7PH T: 01738 551171 F: 01738 552595 info@murrayshall.co.uk www.murrayshall.co.uk

MURRAYSHALL - LYNEDOCH GOLF COURSE

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The Lynedoch Course is surrounded by wild flower meadows and magnificent Scots pine woodland. The fairways run toward large greens protected by bracken-filled gullies which wind gently down to devilishly positioned water hazards.

Scone, Perthshire PH2 7PH T: 01738 551171 F: 01738 552595 info@murrayshall.co.uk www.murrayshall.co.uk

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Woodland

Round

£50

£50

H: 18 Par/SSS: 73/72

Round

£30

£30

H: 18 Par/SSS: 69/68

D/Ticket

£75

£75

Length: 6,120yds

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£50

£50

Length: 5,362 yds

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Enjoy great golf at discounted rates. Pop into any of our local Information Centres and ask one of our friendly experts about the Perthshire Green Card from £65 and the Perthshire Highlands Golf Ticket from £40. Call 01887 829010 for further information

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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Weekend

Fees on application

H: 18 Par/SSS: 68/66

D/Ticket

Fees on application

Length: 5,442yds

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Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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21 An exceptional course that will test every element of your game. Be a part of our great golfing experience - from the fantastic course with sweeping views of the Tummel Valley, to our state of the art clubhouse serving great food and drink. Weekend

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One of the oldest courses in Scotland. A mix of links and parkland, offering the resident and visitor alike a pleasant and varied game.

c/o Perth and Kinross Council, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD T: 01738 636481 F: 01738 476410 www.northinchgolf@pkc.gov.uk

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MURRAYSHALL GOLF COURSE

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Type: Heathland H: 18 Par/SSS: 71/71 Length: 5,681yds


Perthshire’s 18-hole golf courses STRATHMORE GOLF CENTRE

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Alyth, Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH11 8NZ T: 01828 633322 F: 01828 633533 enquiries@strathmoregolf.com www.strathmoregolf.com

Open: All year

COURSE: STRATHMORE

Green Fees

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Type: Parkland

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£32

£38

H: 18 Par/SSS: 72

D/Ticket

£42

£48

Length: 6,454yds

Strathmore Golf Centre “The friendly place to play golf” An impressive Golf Centre comprising the magnificent 18-hole Rannaleroch Course, 9-hole Leitfie Links Course, floodlit driving range, short game area and practice putting green, with a well appointed clubhouse and restaurant in a stunning Perthshire location. With its generous fairways and rolling greens, the 6,454 yards Rannaleroch Course is a challenge to low handicappers yet forgiving for beginners, whilst the 1,666 yards Leitfie Links Course is ideal for beginners and families. Visitors, Groups and Societies are always offered a warm welcome. Æ™¶±¡¤®¨¢sØ¥£ TAYMOUTH CASTLE GOLF CLUB

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The course is laid out in the former deer park of the Taymouth Estate within the valley of the River Tay. This course is currently closed due to development on the Taymouth Castle Estate - please contact us for more information.

Weekend

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Kenmore PH15 2NT T: 01887 830228 F: 01887 830205 secretary@taymouthcastlegolfclub.com www.taymouthcastlegolfclub.com

Type: Parkland H: 18 Par/SSS: 69/69 Length: 6,066yds

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Perthshire’s 9-hole golf courses 24 A very challenging course, designed by James Braid, using natural contours to best effect, and with the addition of several ponds crafted in local stonework.

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Invertilt Road, Blair Atholl, by Pitlochry PH18 5TG T: 01796 481407 F: 01796 481751 admin@blairathollgolfclub.co.uk www.blairathollgolfclub.co.uk

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Perth Road, Crieff PH7 3LR T: 01764 652909 bookings@crieff.co.uk www.crieffgolf.co.uk

Beautiful 9-hole golf course attached to the 18-hole Ferntower Course. 27-hole packages available. For online booking see website link.

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Round

£12(9)-£21(18)

£15(9)-£23(18)

H: 9 Par/SSS: 70/68

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£12

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H: 9 Par/SSS: 63/64

D/Ticket

£23

£25

Length: 5,816yds

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Length: 4,540yds

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Rollo Park, Dunning PH2 0QX T: 01764 684747 secretary@dunninggolfclub.co.uk www.dunninggolfclub.co.uk

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With our new clubhouse in 2010, this picturesque and renowned course is a “must play” when visiting the area.

Open: Jan to Dec on full greens weather permitting

Green Fees

Weekday

Weekend

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£10(9)-£18(18)

£10(9)-£20(18)

Type: Parkland H: 9 Par/SSS: 66/64

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£25 (Mon-Fri)

£28 (Sun)

Length: 4,398yds

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Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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Type: Heathland

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£15

£15

H: 9 Par/SSS: 64/63

D/Ticket

£20

£20

Length: 4,654yds

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The 9-hole Wee Course is perfect Golf Course Road, for a warm-up round or for golfers Blairgowrie PH10 6LG just starting out. T: 01250 872622 F: 01250 875451 office@theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk www.theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk

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Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

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£20

£22

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£22

£26

Length: 6,016yds

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Laggan Braes, Comrie PH6 2LR T: 01764 670055 comriegolf@tiscali.co.uk www.comriegolf.co.uk

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Perthshire’s 9-hole golf courses Par 3 9-hole course with stunning views of Perthshire hills and wildlife. Great fun for the less experienced and a challenge for the more experienced golfer.

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Sma’ Glen, by Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3LN T: 01764 652407 M: 0790 972 1896 F: 01764 652407 foulford@btconnect.com www.foulfordinn.co.uk

KINNESSWOOD - BISHOPSHIRE GOLF CLUB Kinnesswood, by Kinross KY13 9HX T: 01592 773224

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Bishopshire Golf Club is a wonderful 9-hole heathland course that is fit to test any level of player. The course has panoramic views overlooking Loch Leven.

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Heathland

Round

£6

£6

H: 9 Par/SSS: 27

Round

£12

H: 9 Par/SSS: 66/63

D/Ticket

£9

£9

Length: 916yds

D/Ticket

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Perthshire’s finest 9-holes, set amongst magnificent scenery and always in top condition. Undulating fairways and natural features makes it challenging for all levels.

Mains of Taymouth Country Estate, Kenmore, Perthshire PH15 2HN T: 01887 830226 F: 01887 830775 info@taymouth.co.uk www.taymouth.co.uk Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

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£15

£17

H: 9 Par/SSS: 70

D/Ticket

£30

£35

Length: 6,052yds

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MILNATHORT GOLF CLUB

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The course offers a happy combination of skill and enjoyment for golfers at every level.

The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF T: 01764 662231 resort.sales@gleneagles.com www.gleneagles.com/golf

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Milnathort is a traditional village golf club. The course is set on gently undulating parkland in scenic Perthshire. There are two double greens and strategically placed plantations.

South Street, Milnathort, Kinross KY13 9XA T: 01577 864069 milnathort.gc@btconnect.com

Weekend

Type: Heathland

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Please call 0800 704 705 for prices or visit www.gleneagles.com/golf

H: 9 Par/SSS: 27

Round

£15

£22

H: 9 Par/SSS: 71/68

Length: 1,481yds

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£17

£25

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Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Round

£22 (18)

£25 (18)

H: 9

D/Ticket

£30

£30

Length: 5,145yds

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Perthshire’s 9-hole golf courses MUTHILL GOLF CLUB

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Peat Road, Muthill, Perthshire PH5 2DA T: 01764 681523 F: 01764 681557 muthillgolfclub@btconnect.com www.muthillgolfclub.co.uk

This is a delightful 9-hole, 18 tee course with beautiful views over the Strathearn Valley. All visitors are assured of a warm welcome.

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Round

£18

£20

H: 9 Par/SSS: 65/62

D/Ticket

£25

£30

Length: 4,673yds

Did you know? British Open and US Masters champion Sandy Lyle counts St Fillans, in the heart of Perthshire, as his favourite inland course in Scotland.

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A beautiful 9-hole course set in spectacular mountain scenery, the highest in Perthshire. Ideal for beginners but still a challenge for low handicappers.

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Spittal of Glenshee, Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 7QE T: 01250 885226 enquiries@dalmunziecottages.com www.dalmunziecottages.com

ST FILLANS GOLF CLUB

37 Set amongst imposing scenery this course is popular with golfers whatever their ability. Frequent visitor Sandy Lyle “...my favourite inland course in Scotland” (Golf World July 2011).

South Loch Earn Road, St Fillans, Perthshire PH6 2NJ T: 01764 685312 stfillansgc@aol.com www.st-fillans-golf.com

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Type: Parkland

Round

£16

£16

H: 9 Par/SSS: 60/61

Round

£18

£20

H: 9 Par/SSS: 69

D/Ticket

£16

£16

Length: 2,099yds

D/Ticket

£18

£20

Length: 6,054yds

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Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

Weekend

Fam/Ticket

£28

£32

H: 9 Par/SSS: 29

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£6

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Length: 1,666yds

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Open: All year Green Fees Weekday

39 Established in 1909, a wooded parkland 9-hole course, with a mix of flat holes and some reasonably hilly ones, providing a varied challenge to your round.

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The Leitfie Links is ideal for family fun and for the beginner, or as a warm up before a round on the Rannaleroch, or to practice your short game on.

Leroch, Alyth PH11 8NZ T: 01828 633322 enquiries@strathmoregolf.com www.strathmoregolf.com

D/Ticket

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£15

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£20

Length: 3,826yds

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The most friendly golf course Perthshire has a reputation for having some of the friendliest golf courses in Scotland. Each year we ask our golfers who purchased Perthshire golf discount tickets to provide us with much valued feedback on their golfing break and ask them to nominate the most visitor friendly courses in Perthshire (both 18 and 9 hole). The 2011 winners were...

Local golf driving ranges If you feel your game is a little rough around the edges, make sure you factor in a visit to a driving range or practice facility during the early part of your stay. It is definitely the best way to dust off the cobwebs and make sure your game is in top form.

Most friendly 18-hole course

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Strathmore Golf Centre Courses and Crieff Golf Course (joint) Most friendly 9-hole course

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01764 651615

Gleneagles Golf Academy Glenisla Golf Centre Middlebank Golf Centre Murrayshall Noah’s Ark Family Golf

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01764 662231 01828 632445 01821 670320 01738 554804 01738 440678

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01828 633322

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Aberfeldy Alyth Auchterarder Blairgowrie – Lansdowne Blairgowrie – Rosemount Craigie Hill Crieff – Ferntower Culcrieff Dunkeld & Birnam Gleneagles – King’s Gleneagles – PGA Centenary Gleneagles – Queen’s Glenisla King James VI Kinross – Bruce Kinross – Montgomery Muckhart Murrayshall Murrayshall – Lynedoch North Inch Pitlochry Strathmore – Rannaleroch Taymouth Castle (currently closed for redevelopment and due to re-open in 2014)

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Blair Atholl Blairgowrie – Wee Comrie Crieff – Dornock Dunning Foulford Inn Gleneagles – PGA National Academy Course Killin Kinnesswood – Bishopshire Mains of Taymouth Milnathort Muthill Spittal of Glenshee – Dalmunzie St Fillans Strathmore – Leitfie Links Strathtay

To find out more about Perthshire go to www.perthshire.co.uk

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Find all you want to do in Perthshire in one place. At a VisitScotland Information Centre we’ll tell you about everything you want to see, everything you want to do and everything else you’ll need for your visit. Our friendly experts can offer advice on all things local as well as sharing their wider knowledge of Scotland. We don’t just advise either. We can sort out your accommodation and all your travel needs, as well as tickets for events across Scotland. So if you’re looking to get the most from your visit, there really is only one place to go.

Aberfeldy

The Square, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DD - 01887 820276

Blairgowrie 26 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AS - 01250 872960 Crieff

High Street, Crieff, PH7 3HU - 01764 652578

Dunkeld

The Cross, Dunkeld, PH8 0AN - 01350 727688

Perth

Lower City Mills, West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP - 01738 450600

Pitlochry

22 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX - 01796 472215

Open All Year

Open April until October

Plotted on the area map on pages 18 - 19

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Quality Assurance

Scotland’s Star Quality! - A simple, impartial, consistent approach to quality VisitScotland, under the Scottish Tourist Board brand, runs the star grading schemes which assess the quality standards of all types of accommodation and visitor attractions. Get the most out of your golfing trip Be sure to look for the Golfers Welcome   and the Visiting Golfers Welcome £ schemes. These show you what facilities are available at accommodation providers and golf clubs across the country.

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Establishments awarded gold stars have consistently achieved the highest levels of excellence within their star grading.

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Access all areas The following symbols will help visitors with physical disabilities to decide whether accommodation is suitable:

Those with extra special standards of food are awarded EatScotland Silver or Gold . Look out for the new Scotland’s Best Bars scheme. www.visitscotland.com/foodanddrink

 

Unassisted wheelchair access Assisted wheelchair access Access for visitors with mobility difficulties

Symbols - Please note you should always check that a particular facility/service is available at the time of booking  Ensuite bath and/or shower for all bedrooms  Ensuite bath and/ or shower for some bedrooms  Private bath and/or shower for all bedrooms  Private bath and/ or shower for some bedrooms : Washbasins in bedrooms/ rooms + Hairdryer in bedrooms [ Telephone in bedrooms/ self catering unit \ Payphone available P Television available Q No Television  Ground floor bedrooms available / Bed linen provided on request – free or for hire 7 Towels provided on request – free or for hire J Laundry facilities on site Z Washing machine

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Hotels and Inns oooo Country House Hotel E3

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Set in 35 acres of mature gardens, the refurbished Moness House Hotel and 4 star Lodges offer the perfect location for golfers. Our leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, treatment rooms are ideal for those travelling with non-golfing partners. Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, Nearest Courses: Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2DY Taymouth Castle (currently T: 0871 226 2301 closed), Crieff, Dunkeld & jean.kilpatrick@monesspgl.com Birnam, Pitlochry. www.moness.com Sgl (26) from £69.50 Dbl/twn from £47.50 Ensuite/priv facs (all)

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The Holiday Inn Express – Perth Consistently a favourite among budget Perth hotels, we offer 81 guestrooms complete with complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Just off the M9 in the heart of Perthshire’s golf country, 30 Perthshire golf courses all within an hour’s drive or less, including the world renowned golf courses at Gleneagles. 200 Dunkeld Road, Inveralmond, Perth PH1 3AQ T: 01738 636666 info@hiexpressperth.co.uk www.hiexpressperth.co.uk

Nearest Courses: King James VI, Craigie Hill, Blairgowrie, Gleneagles.

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COUPAR ANGUS Family owned and managed hotel with restaurant and leisure facilities. Station Road, Coupar Angus, Perthshire PH13 9AL T: 01828 628500 F: 01828 628574 stay@red-house-hotel.co.uk www.red-house-hotel.co.uk Nearest Courses: Blairgowrie, Alyth, Strathmore, Glenisla, Downfield, Murrayshall, Kirriemuir, Forfar.

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Atholl Palace Hotel The Atholl Palace, the epitome of Scottish Baronial architecture sits proudly overlooking 48 acres of grounds and gardens to the town of Pitlochry and the surrounding Highlands. Many indoor and outdoor leisure facilities including snooker, pool, pitch ‘n’ putt and putting green. For advice on packages, promotions and courses, just contact General Manager Dougal Spaven – he’s played them all! • Golf • Heart of the Highlands • Stunning 48 acre setting • Ideal touring location Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5LY T: 01796 472400 F: 01796 473036 info@athollpalace.com www.athollpalace.com

Open: Jan – Dec 65011

Nearest Courses: Pitlochry, Blairgowrie, Murrayshall, Gleneagles, Dunkeld & Birnam, Taymouth Castle (currently closed). Sgl (12) £59 – £109 DB&B (sgl) £77 – £127 Dbl/tw (42/19) £118 – £218 DB&B (db/tw) £154 – £254 Ensuite/priv facs (90)

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The Drumoig Hotel is set amongst 330 acres with its own 18-hole championship golf course and Driving Range. Drumoig has so much to offer from a round on the exciting and varied 18-hole course to relaxed evening dining in the hotel restaurant. Relax while you enjoy a drink from the bar overlooking the 18th fairway and lochs. Leuchars, St.Andrews, Fife KY16 ODW Tel: 01382 541898 e-mail starter@drumoiggolfhotel.com www.drumoiggolfhotel.com Price for golf from ÂŁ25 per round Visiting Parties Welcome Buggies Available 24 Bay Driving Range

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Away from the fairways

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Perthshire’s list of other attractions is as impressive as its range of golf courses. One thing the region is renowned for – besides golf – is for being an adventure playground, with all kinds of exciting outdoor pursuits available for thrill seekers.

High adrenalin activities on offer include white water rafting, canyoning, abseiling and mountain biking. You can even go skiing at Glenshee. Loch Tay and Loch Earn are superb for watersports like sailing, kayaking, water skiing and wakeboarding. On a more sedate level, the fishing in the region is excellent with Perthshire’s rivers, such as the River Tay, full of salmon and trout. There is good walking in Perthshire where you can take to the 64 mile long Cateran Trail which follows ancient drove roads or perhaps you might enjoy a peaceful woodland walk at the Hermitage near Dunkeld. Sometimes it’s enough to just stand back and admire Perthshire’s stunning scenery. The Queen’s View near Pitlochry offers up an epic panorama which takes in

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01 A national treasure – historic Scone Palace. 02 The oldest distillery in Scotland, Glenturret, Crieff. 42 Scottish kings were crowned on the famous Stone of Destiny (now kept at Edinburgh Castle). Lochleven Castle is where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Blair Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles and the ancient seat of the Dukes of Atholl, while Balhousie Castle houses the excellent Museum of the Black Watch, Scotland’s oldest Highland regiment. The Scottish Crannog Centre at Loch Tay is a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch dwelling.

spectacular Loch Tummel as well as Schiehallion, one of Scotland’s best loved mountains. Further west is the true wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Perthshire is known as ‘Big Tree Country’ and not far from Aberfeldy you’ll find the Fortingall Yew, said to be the oldest living tree in Europe. At Drummond Gardens near Crieff you can take a stroll through some of the finest formal gardens in Britain. The local wildlife is spectacular and there’s the opportunity of going on a Highland Safari in a Land Rover with a local ranger, looking out for red deer, grouse and golden eagles. At the Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve near Dunkeld there’s the rare chance to observe nesting ospreys. Then there are Perthshire’s many splendid historical attractions. Scone Palace near Perth was where

In terms of cultural entertainment, Perth boasts a vibrant arts scene and has the Perth Theatre (one of Scotland’s oldest theatres) as well as the modern and dazzling Perth Concert Hall. Both run busy programmes of events to satisfy the most ardent arts enthusiasts. The city has a good range of restaurants that showcase local produce and on the first Saturday of the month you can head along to Perth Farmers’ Market to buy meats, cheeses and other regional delights direct from local producers. Not far north of Pitlochry, the House of Bruar is a well-known emporium which specialises in luxury food items and quality country clothing. If whisky interests you, Perthshire is home to Scotland’s oldest distillery (Glenturret) as well as the country’s smallest distillery (Edradour). Should you manage to tear yourself away from Perthshire’s golf courses, you’ll find a region offering many other varied highlights.

To find out more about Perthshire go to www.perthshire.co.uk

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What’s on Perthshire has a busy calendar of events with plenty going on in the region’s towns and villages throughout the year. You can enjoy everything from the excellent Perth Festival of the Arts to major music festivals like T in the Park, plus various Highland games, agricultural shows and a lot more. There are some big golf dates too, including the annual Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. Whenever you happen to visit Perthshire you’ll find something special going on.

Key Map Reference (See map on pages 18 – 19) Family Food & Drink Great Outdoors Highland Games Local Shows & Galas Music, Arts & Culture Sports

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May 5 - 13 Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival Various venues, Highland Perthshire www.highlandperthshirecyclingfestival.co.uk

17 - 27 Perth Festival of the Arts Various venues, Perth www.perthfestival.co.uk

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June 10 Perth Gold Cup Day Perth Racecourse, by Perth www.perth-races.co.uk 01

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28 - 1 Jul The GWCT Scottish Game Fair Scone Palace, by Perth www.scottishgamefair.com

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July 1-6 Scottish Mixed Foursomes Golf Week 02

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G3 Blairgowrie area www.scottish-mixed-foursomes-golf.co.uk

For information and to book accommodation go to www.visitscotland.com


4 Kenmore Highland Games

3-7 Scottish Golf Pairs Challenge D3

Sports Field, Kenmore

6-9 T in the Park G7

Balado, Kinross www.tinthepark.com

Blairgowrie area www.scottishgolfpairs.co.uk

8 Pitlochry Highland Games Recreation Ground, Pitlochry www.pitlochryhighlandgames.co.uk

20 - 22 Rewind Scotland The 80s Music Festival G5

Scone Palace, by Perth www.rewindfestival.com

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October 5 - 28 The Enchanted Forest

August

Explorers’ Garden, Pitlochry www.enchantedforest.org.uk

3-4 Perth Show

6 - 14 Wild Connections

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South Inch, Perth www.perthshow.co.uk

17 Glenisla Highland Games H3

Forter Haugh Field, Glenisla www.glenislahighlandgames.co.uk

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Blair Atholl www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk

23 - 26 Johnnie Walker Championship PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles www.johnniewalkerchampionship.com

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September 2 Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games Bogles Field, Blairgowrie www.blairgowriehighlandgames.co.uk

Various venues, Highland Perthshire www.wildconnections.org.uk

13 - 16 Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie www.walkingfestival.org

23 - 26 Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair

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E2

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26 - 4 Nov Perthshire Amber Festival Various venues, Highland Perthshire www.perthshireamber.com

This list highlights just a selection of events taking place in Perthshire in 2012. The events information contained in this publication is as supplied to VisitScotland and to the best of VisitScotland’s knowledge was correct at the time of going to press. VisitScotland can accept no responsibility for any errors. Events can be subject to change, we recommend you check details with a local VisitScotland Information Centre before travelling (see page 20).

01 National hunt horse racing at Perth Racecourse. 02 Motorsport in ‘Big Tree Country’.

To find out more about Perthshire go to www.perthshire.co.uk

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Stay in Perthshire, play in Fife As well as enjoying great golf in Perthshire, why not pop over to the Kingdom of Fife for a round or two? 01

After all, St Andrews is just 40 miles from Gleneagles and many of Fifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courses are even closer than that. As well as the lure of the Old Course (set to host the Open once more in 2015) there is the magnificence of Kingsbarns and the classic links at Crail while Lundin Links is another truly unforgettable golfing experience. Inland there are wonderful parkland courses such as Ladybank, Forrester Park, Dunfermline, Balbirnie Park and Charleton. There are even courses like Elie Sports Club and Balgove which are specially designed for youngsters. And you can really get the most out of playing in Fife by picking up the First in Fife Golfpass with which you can make some amazing savings on green fees.

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For more information on playing golf in Fife go to www.visitfife.com or for details of the great value First in Fife Golfpass with which you can make amazing savings on green fees go to www.firstinfifegolf.com

01 The Swilcan Bridge, Old Course, St Andrews. 02 Kingsbarns has dramatic sea views from every hole. 03 The Lundin clubhouse overlooks the 18th green.

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For information and to book accommodation go to www.visitscotland.com


EventScotland, the national events agency, are proud to be supporting another world-class calendar of golf events in Scotland in 2012. Our support for these events are part of our ongoing commitment to host The 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland, the Home of Golf.

Golf Events in Scotland in 2012 Event

Date

Venue

Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open

3rd – 5th May

Archerfield Links, East Lothian

Curtis Cup

7th – 10th June

Nairn Golf Club, Highlands

Scottish Hydro Challenge

21st – 24th June

Macdonald Spey Valley Golf Club, Highlands

Scottish Open

12th – 15th July

Castle Stuart Golf Links, Highlands

The Senior Open Championship

26th – 29th July

Turnberry Resort, South Ayrshire

Johnnie Walker Championship

Date TBC

The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

Scottish Senior Open

Date TBC

Fairmont St Andrews, Fife

Event information correct as of going to print. Visit www.EventScotland.org/golf for up-to-date information.

To find out more about Perthshire go to www.perthshire.co.uk

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THREE STARTERS THREE MAIN COURSES (and one wee course) With three of the finest championship golf courses in Europe, we generate a lot of arguments. Which is the best course? Which is the most beautiful? Which one should we play now? You could ask our Starters for their professional opinion. With over sixty years experience between them, they know Gleneagles inside out, and will happily pick the right course for you. Just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect them all to pick the same one.

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