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Golf in Perthshire, Scotland

Perthshire is one of the best holiday destinations for anyone who wants to play golf, whether you are a handicap player, a beginner or improver, there's a course for you. Wherever you are in Highland or Lowland Perthshire, you'll be playing on great quality golf courses with the backdrop of some of the finest scenery in Scotland. 

Say Golf and everyone automatically thinks of the international championship courses at The Home of Golf, St Andrews Old Course. Actually at St Andrews there's a course for every day of the week if you add New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, Balgove Course and The Castle Course.

The Gleneagles Golf Courses include the challenge of the King's, the secluded charms of the Queen's, the 9-hole, par 3, Wee Course, and the exceptional PGA Centenary Course designed by Jack Nicklaus, venue for the 40th Ryder Cup matches in 2014. Other international championship courses in Scotland can be found at Turnberry, Troon, Muirfield and Carnoustie.

Speaking of quality Scottish Golf, the famed James Braid (designer of the Old Course at St Andrews) designed courses at Alyth, Rosemount at Blairgowrie, Ferntower at Crieff, King's and Queen's at Gleneagles and Taymouth Castle at Kenmore so it's easy to appreciate the exceptional quality of golf course you can play in Perthshire.

There is some evidence to suggest that Perth's South Inch (from the Gaelic 'Innis' meaning island or water meadow) was the first golf course in the world and was used by Scottish Kings in the 14th century, when Perth was the country's capital. Perth also boasts the oldest club in the world to hold a royal charter, this being granted by William IV in 1833, a year before that of the Royal and Ancient!

Superbly maintained, Perthshire's 40 Golf Courses are easy to access for golfers of all abilities. Almost every Perthshire town and village has at least one ready to welcome non-members and they're easy to get to by car.

We don't believe you will tire of the selection of courses in Perthshire, but should you want to venture beyond Pethshire, there are a further 60 in Fife, Angus and Dundee. You'll get plenty of golfing information in your Abade holiday home and a warm and friendly welcome at our Perthshire golf courses. Make this the year you pack your bags and book a holiday of pure golfing pleasure!

Perthshire Golf Courses

Aberfeldy Golf Club, Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2 BH tel: 01887 820535
18 hole course bordering the River Tay


The Alyth Golf Club, Pitcrocknie, Alyth, PH11 8HF In and around Alyth itself there are three golf centres, Alyth Golf Club, Strathmore Golf Centre and Glenisla Golf Course 18 holes of interesting heathland with tree lined fairways, challenging greens and stunning views Book at the Alyth Golf Desk


Auchterarder Golf Club, Orchil Road, Auchterarder, PH3 1LS tel:01764 662804
18 hole course part heathland, part woodland with scenic views. (April - October)


Blair Atholl Golf Club , Invertilt Road, Blair Atholl, PH18 5TG tel: 01796 481407
Flat parkland course close to Rovers Garry and Tilt


Blairgowrie Golf Course, Rosemount, Blairgowrie PH10 6LG tel: 01250 872622
2 x 18 hole championship courses, Rosemount and Lansdowne, and 1 x 9 hole course, the Wee Course


Comrie Golf Club, Laggan Braes, Comrie, PH6 2LR tel: 01764 670055
Set amidst stunning scenery, offering a good challenge to all standards of golfer. (April - October)


Craigie Hill Golf Club, Cherrybank, Perth, PH2 0NE tel: 01738 622644
Challenging hillside course with magnificent views across the Tay valley.


Crieff Golf Club Ltd., Ferntower, Perth Road, Crieff, PH7 3LR tel: 01764 652909
18 hole championship layout with a par 71 with magnificent views over Strathearn that unfold as the round progresses.
Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club, Fungarth, Dunkeld, PH8 0HU tel: 01350 727524


Dunning Golf Club,Rollo Park, Station Road, Dunning 01764 684747
Parkland 9 hole course, has a burn meandering through the course, narrow fairways which need accurate golf.
18 hole heathland course with panoramic views.


The Gleneagles Hotel Golf Courses, Auchterarder, Perthshire, PH3 1NF Tel:01764 694469
Championship courses; the Kings, Queens, Monarchs, and the 9 hole Wee Course


Kenmore Golf Course, Kenmore, Aberfeldy, PH15 2HN tel: 01887 830226
Set in magnificent Highland Perthshire, this super course offers first class greens on an excellent layout, providing a good test of golf.


King James VI Golf Club, Moncreiffe Island, Peth, PH2 8NR tel: 01738 625170
Excellent 18 hole parkland course right in the centre of Perth.


Milnathort Golf Club Ltd., South Street, Milnathort, Kinross, KY13 9XA tel: 01577 864069
Undulating course, strategically placed trees, lush fairways and excellent greens. Enjoyable and testing for both low and high handicapgolfers.


Muckhart Golf Club, Drumburn Road, Muckhart, by Dollar, FK14 7JH Tel: 01259 781493
Pleasant heathland course with panoramic views. 27 holes constructed to suit the handicap golfer.


Muthill Golf Club, Peat Road, Muthill, by Crieff, PH5 2DA tel: 01764 681523
Pleasant 9 hole course in rural Perthshire


Pitlochry Golf Course, Golf Course Road, Pitlochry tel: 01796 472792
Fine inland scenic course providing excellent golf facilities and modest cost.


St Fillans Golf Club, South Loch Earn Road, St Fillans, Loch Earn Tel: 01764 685312
Picturesque 9 hole course beside River Earn, surrounded by magnificent hills. Not physically demanding but a test of golf.


Strathmore Golf Centre, Leroch, Alyth, Blairgowrie, PH11 8NZ tel: 01828 633322
18 hole and 9 hole courses with floodlit driving range.


Strathtay Golf Club, Strathtay, Pitlochry, PH9 0PG tel: 01887 840211
9 hole course set in pastoral, hilly ground with scenic views. Excellent for beginners.

Outside Perthshire:

St Andrews, St Andrews Links Trust, Pilmour House, St Andrews Fife, KY16 9SF
Tel: 01334 466666 The Old Course is the most famous and oldest golf course in the world dating back to the 1400s. Host of well known features such as Hell Bunker and the Road Hole.
Carnoustie Championship Course, Links Parade, Carnoustie
Muirfield An 18 hole course and home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, located in East Lothian.
Royal Troon Founded in 1878 is now known as one of the finest championship courses in the world.
The Old Course today presents a stern golfing examination and in particular the inward half of Royal Troon is widely accepted as the most demanding of any Course on the Championship rota.
Turnberry Beloved since its first formal course was built in 1901, Turnberry’s fairways have been shared by the game’s elite and casual enthusiasts from around the globe.
Ladybank Golf Club, Annsmuir, Ladybank, Fife, KY15 7RA tel: 01337 830814
Heathland 18 hole course - an Open qualifying course.

Fantastic Facts about Scotland

  • Mary Queen of Scots played billiards. First recorded order by Louis XI in 1470. After she was executed, her body was wrapped in a billiard cloth
  • 1300s Scottish soldiers noted for ability to march longer than others because they made their own oatcakes
  • Bagpipes imported from Rome 2000 years ago by Roman army
  • Toilet, 5000 Skara Brae reckoned to use drainage system to flush into the sea. Alexander Cummings invented flushing toilet
  • Auld Lang Syne sung for 150 years before Burns sent a copy for print to the Scots Musical Museum that he had taken down from an old man.
  • Lawnmower invented in Scotland
  • Shortbread known from 12C but generally thought to have been refined use and name credited to Mary Queen of Scots 16C. Petticoat tails
  • Black bun fruitcake covered with pastry. Origins Scottish was eaten at Twelfth Night but now associated with Hogmanay
  • Scotland's first. Licensed distillery Glenlivet in 1823
  • Scotland's only 2-star Michelin restaurant, Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel
  • Golf. Modern game reckoned to date from 15C in Scotland. Much debate about an earlier game. The Old Course St Andrews date to per 1574, seen as a place of pilgrimage. Links course. How many people around the world have had their photographs taken on the Swilken Bridge?
  • Ice skating began in Scotland. Primitive ice skates of bone and antler used by Scandinavian hunters as early as300 AD. 1572 first all-iron skates manufactured in Scotland. Speed skating was first form of skating sport. First skate Club in Edinburgh 1742

Distances from Perth

Distances from Perth

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