Scotlands’ Par 3 Courses

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Scotlands’ Par 3 Courses

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Scotlands’ Par 3 Courses is a short golf blog that looks at some of Scotlands’ finest Par 3 Golf courses.

As far as I am aware, and please correct me if I am wrong, there are fewer than 12 Par 3 Golf Courses in Scotland of 9 holes or more.

This is a fact that I am happy about as Par 3 Golf courses are the hardest courses to play on.

Obviously, beginners and high handicappers find them great because the holes are shorter to play and I can see their point.

The reality is, the better you are, the harder you will find Par 3 courses to play because of the required accuracy.

I would sooner have 18 holes made up of Par 5s than Par 3s.

These are my favourites,

Scotlands’ Par 3 Courses
The Wee Course – Gleneagles

Whether you have just started in golf or you are a strong player, The Wee Course is a great challenge and It really is better than you think. You will struggle to find a better Par 3 course in Scotland.
The facilities, which include the hotel, clubhouse, academy etc are second to none. Greenfee is £25 per round. Definitely my favourite Par 3 course in Scotland.

The Wee Course – North Berwick

Originally opened in 1886 by Sir Walter Dalrymple as the Ladies Links. A wonderful short course which is ideal for children and families.
A great way to spend an afternoon at only £5 per round.

The Dinvin Course – Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club

The most western Par 3 course in Scotland. The Dinvin Course is a links-style course that takes about 1 hour or so to play.
Beautiful surroundings with excellent views across the sea to the Isle of Man & the Mull of Kintyre. Greenfee per day costs £15.

Halkett Course – Dunfermline Golf Club

Located in Dunfermline the Halkett Course is a gentle Par 3 course suited for all levels of players. Greenfees cost £10 for 9 holes.

The Wee Piper Course – Piperdam Leisure Resort

Scotland’s National Par 3 Championship has been played here as the course has a lovely setting and friendly welcome.
A challenging course that is ideal for some weekend fun. Greenfees are £15 for 9 holes.

Balbardie Park Golf Course – Balbardie Park of Peace

Based in Bathgate at the Xcite the Balbardie Park of Peace, the 9-hole course is a short tricky test of golf.
Great for a family day out. Greenfees are £5 for 9 holes.

Paul Lawrie Golf Centre

The facilities here are excellent. The course is a good test for any level of golfer. Definitely one of my favourite Par 3 courses in Scotland.
Maintained to a very good standard with good putting surfaces. Greenfees are well priced at £16 for 9 holes.


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