16 Ferry Road,
Phone: +44 (0)1408 633266
In Their Words ...........
Golspie Golf Course designed by James Braid is situated on the Dornoch Firth with a beguiling mix of classic links, heath and parkland holes. The course has stunning views from all holes of the Dornoch Firth on one side and the backdrop of Ben Bhraggie on the other.
It was in the Spring of 1889 that the members of the Sutherland Golf Society who lived in Golspie decided to form the Golspie Golf Club. In 1905 the course was extended to eighteen holes the formal opening ceremony being undertaken by the Duchess of Sutherland driving off the first hole. Further ongoing improvements to the course layout were undertaken over many years up to 1921.
Subsequently there was pressure for a major review of the course and the club invited James Braid who was at the height of his golf course designing fame in 1925 to submit proposals to improve the layout of the course. Braid's report carried detailed suggestions for each hole within a framework of offering two options to the Club. The option involved working on the layout as it then existed, adding a substantial number of bunkers and relocating some greens.
The course has changed little since the club implemented James Braid’s recommendations the major change in the last five years has been to increase the course length to 6021 yards with a par of 70. This was achieved by lengthening the 1st and 14th holes to par fives without changing the spirit of the course. Toughening of and increasing the bunkers on many holes has also increased the challenge of the course. The ongoing force of nature that is the adjacent North Sea alongside the 3rd,4th, 5th holes and 6th and 7th tees has necessitated ongoing work the most recent flood of January 2013 arguably has led to gentle improvements to the layout of these holes.
The Par 70 course offers an excellent golfing experience whether you are a plus 1 handicapper or an enthusiastic beginner. Golspie Golf Course are also delighted to be rated at Number 74 in the top 100 courses in the UK under £100.00 by National Golfer magazine for 2016.
The clubhouse has had a peripatetic existence being sited in varying locations around the course before finally being sited in its current location in 1967 and continues to offer all the benefits of a traditional 19th hole.
Essential Information at a glance, for YourGolfDay
- Coursetype: Blend of Links, Heath and Parkland
- Number Of Holes: 18
- Yardage: 6021 yds
- Par: 70
- Bar/Restaurant: Yes
- Drinks/Snacks: Yes
- Changing Facilities: Yes
- Shower Facilities: Yes
- Pro-Shop: Shop with all the golfing essentials
- Golf Club Hire: N/A, Caddies can be available by special arrangement.
- Buggy Hire: Buggies are available to hire,please book buggies in advance as there is limited availability
- Trolley Hire: Yes
- Practice Area: Practice nets and driving range
- Putting Practice: Yes
- To Confirm All Details and Further Information: Visit the website
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