Boat of Garten Golf Club

Scotland, Highlands, Inverness
5.5 (6)
Designer: James Braid
Course Opened: 1925

In Volume 1 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak published that.

“Not far off the A9 road from southern Scotland up toward Dornoch, this inland gem among birch trees is pure fun. At 5700 yards and a par of 68, most Americans would avoid it; yet by refusing to yield to the conventional need for par-5 holes, it presents some outstanding long par-4’s to balance the shorter holes in a much tighter and more economical package. The fairways are bumpy and uneven, leaving the impression that they didn’t remove tree stumps before grassing them over, providing problems of lie and stance more common to links courses. The par-4 2nd is a beautiful re-start after a fairly dull par-3 opener, but the strong dogleg 18th is surely no letdown at the end. With snow still glistening from the peaks of the Cairngorms in late spring, it is an idyllic place for golf, though low-handicappers will enjoy it more if they leave their woods in the boot of the car.”

Boat of Garten received a score of 5 out of 10 from Tom Doak and one of his co-authors.


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