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Alyth Golf Club (93)

An 18-hole (6,259 yd) heathland layout, Alyth Golf Club was established in 1895. The original 9 holes were designed by the master Old Tom Morris of St Andrews with James Braid completing the extension in 1934.

Playing the course requires constant attention due to a combination of tree lined fairways and diverse rolling terrain forcing the emphasis on precision golf rather than distance, although both are required.

Accuracy of the tee is absolutely crucial on this very tight – tree lined golf course and a real test of golf therefore this is without a doubt the area where your scorecard is won or lost.

There are one or two idiosyncrasies similar to what you would find on any older Scottish course such as a blind tee shot or a concealed green but these are not frequent and only add to the excitement

The most demanding aspect of Alyth Golf Club, might be it’s incredibly tranquil setting.

Within the pines, silver birch and heather or overlooking the nearby hills, it is easy to lose yourself in the joys of a good game of golf with a layout so conceived that you barely notice other groups of golfers around you.

A wonderful little course buried within Scotland’s Perthshire area and without doubt one of Scotland’s Hidden gems.

What this course lacks in Length, It makes up in cunning, A thinking Golfer’s course where every swing counts.

The 9th, 10th and 11th Holes are the most demanding sections of the course with two long par 4’s and a very good par 5.

Another hole worthy of note is the 5th, A short dogleg Par 4 but one that comes supplied with its fair share of drama and possible disaster.

With a narrow, twisting burn splitting the fairway the quandary is whether to hit a high fade across the ditch or lay up safely and take on the steep ramparts of the perfectly raised green.

Big hitters will be tempted to have a crack at the green and will often spend time searching the woods.

At Alyth Golf Club all visitors are made to feel welcome and the hospitality in the clubhouse is excellent. Food and drinks are readily available before or after you round.