North Inch golf course
The North Inch Golf Course is one of the oldest in Scotland. A mix of links and parkland, it offers a pleasant and varied game. Located in the Scottish Heartlands on the banks of the River Tay and only a short iron shot from classical Georgian-Perth, it is no more than an hours' drive away for most Scottish golfers.
The course is relatively short with a total distance for the 18 holes of 5442 yds off the medal tees for a par of 68 shots. This gives some hope to the beginners and high handicap players. At the same time the course has some testing shots for the more experienced player.
Outward 9 Holes
The first three holes are doglegged par 4s getting progressively harder with the third a most difficult par 4 for the high handicap player. The following 2 holes are a relatively easy par 3 then par 4 which should be within the range of most players. The outward nine is completed with a difficult par 3, Ok if you hit the green but danger especially on the right (Out of Bounds). This is followed by a blind par 4. A short tee shot to the top of the hill or a really long tee shot to the bottom far left is needed, anything else will lose at least one stroke. The final 2 holes should be taken in regulation with a simple dog leg par 4 followed by a short par 3.
Inward 9 Holes
Starts with a a straight par 3 followed by a devilish dogleg par 4. Most attempts to play around or over the large tree at the corner of the dog leg end in disaster. This hole is followed by a straight par 4 and then the first of the par 5s. This is a straight hole the only difficulty is avoiding the ditch 70 yards from the flag. The 14th and 15th holes are a long par 3 and a straight par 4 respectively. The 15th should be easy but many a golfer is drawn to the Tay that runs along the left of the hole. The next hole is the shortest on the course (79 yds). Again an easy par 3 if you hit the green but there are bunkers and the river to capture the wayward tee shot. Then follows the 17th a straight par 4. The final hole, a par 5 finishes against a classical Georgian-Perth backdrop, to complete an enjoyable game.
Map of North Inch Golf Course [1Mb]
- Catering and a Bar are available at the Bells Sports Centre, next to the course
- Practice areas include a putting green a practice nets
- Golf trolley hire
The North Inch Golf Course is 60 minutes by road from Edinburgh, 50 minutes from Stirling and 35 minutes from Dundee.
Follow inner ring road (A989) then signs for Bells Sports Centre. Park at Bells Sports Centre (PH1 5HS).