Golf in Perthshire, Scotland
Golf in Perthshire is an experience not to be missed. Before I get on to the Golf, let me describe the county of Perthshire for you.
Perthshire is famous for its abundance of wonderful blue Lochs. It is full of stunning green Glens and its mountains are covered with purple and pink heather.
It is also known as Big Tree Country as the county has some of the most amazing, and famous, trees in the country including The Birnam Oak and The Fortingall Yew.
There is an astonishing amount of wildlife here too including Deer, Ospreys and Buzzards, Beavers, Red Squirrels to name but a few.
Perthshire is also famous for its natural larder of food. Perthshire Lamb, Smoked Salmon and a huge variety of fruit berries are just some of the things that the county has to offer.
Outdoor adventure activities, ranging from white water rafting, bungee jumping, rambling, horse riding and mountain biking can also be enjoyed in Perthshire.
A trip to Perthshire, Scotland wouldn’t be quite the same without a “wee dram”.
There are 8 whisky distilleries in the county, these include, Blair Athol (famous for Bells Whisky), Edradour (famous for being the smallest) and Glenturret (the producer of The Famous Grouse and also the oldest distillery).
Of course, where there is Whisky there is Gin too. Check out the Gin Club for more information.
Time for the Golf
On top of all what you have just read about, the Golf, here, is fantastic. There are courses to suit every level of player. There are 9 hole courses, 18 hole courses. These can be short or long, easy or difficult.
Whether its a European Tour course you are looking for, or you want to challenge yourself at the Ryder Cup level, or even just a quick 9 holes with the family.
Whatever you are looking for, you can find it here in the heart of Scotland.
Having travelled all over the world, myself, to play Golf. I can honestly say that Perthshire has a lot to offer and little to be desired.
From the friendly greeting to the manicured courses to the banter in the clubhouses. What more could you possibly want?
Some of the 18 hole courses that can be found in Perthshire.
The county of Perthshire has 36 stunning Golf courses including the world-famous resort of Gleneagles, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup & 2019 Solheim Cup.
Gleneagles has 3 x 18 hole courses and the Academy course.
Other top courses include Blairgowrie, a past European Tour venue designed by Peter Allis & Dave Thomas. Blairgowrie boasts 45 holes, Rosemount -18 holes, Landsdowne – 18 holes & The Wee Course – 9 holes.
Murrayshall Golf includes the 18 hole Murrayshall course and the slightly shorter 10 hole Lynedoch course.
Crieff Golf Club has a lovely 18 hole Ferntower course and an equally challenging 9 hole Dornoch course.
One of my favourites is Pitlochry Golf which has 18 holes, recently voted the “Best Golf course in Scotland under £50” and the “Best course in the world under 6000 yards”.
Perthshire is also home to many hidden gems that most golfers have never even heard of. These include Auchterarder, Alyth & King James IV.
The list of must-visit Golf courses in Perthshire seems endless.
If 18 holes are too much, then try one of Perthshire’s many 9 hole courses.
St Fillans, for example, was voted “Scotland’s best 9 hole course” in 2019 with its scenic views and challenging holes.
Blair Atholl has a wonderful 9 hole course with the 3rd & 9th hole sharing a large putting surface.
The Wee Course at Blairgowrie is also a stunning Golf course with a bunch of challenges.
Find more choices for shorter courses here.
Food & drink are important too!
Most of the Golf courses in Perthshire offer food & drink to visitors in their clubhouses. You can also find some lovely restaurants close by that you might want to visit.
Pitlochry has the Pine View clubhouse restaurant, if you want something a little more upmarket then try Knockendarroch Hotel.
Blair Atholl has the new clubhouse restaurant The Tulach or you could try The Loft.
Murrayshall Golf offers great food in the Lovely, re-furbished, Lynedoch Brasserie, you may also want to try the Stutts Bar restaurant.
Gleneagles has the Auchterarder 70 Grill or The Dormy restaurant. There are other restaurants located in the main Hotel.
In the town of Crieff, you can enjoy Stuart’s culinary delights at Craobh (kroov).
Places to stay in and around Perthshire.
Perthshire is full of wonderful places to stay, whether you are looking for a self-catering lodge, a B&B or even a top Hotel.
The town of Pitlochry is full of accommodation providers including Knockendarroch Hotel. If you are looking for a B&B, then look no further than Torrdarach House.
Crieff has the Crieff Hydro Hotel that offers lots of other outdoor pursuits.
Blairgowrie has many places to stay including The Red House Hotel or a more traditional feel of Ballathie House.
Of course, you can also go all out and stay at the stunning Gleneagles resort.
Award-winning clubs, fantastic course conditions, a friendly atmosphere, superb accommodation and great food.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it here. Golf in Perthshire is a real treat for any golfer. To find out more, click here!
Have you played in Perthshire?
What did you think?