Situated midway between Dundee and Aberdeen, Edzell Golf Club boasts two fantastic courses and a spectacular mountain backdrop. The Edzell Old Course was first laid out in 1895 by renowned course architect Bob Simpson. His design work remained untouched until 1933, when golfing luminary James Braid updated the layout. Set in 128 acres of perfect golfing terrain, the 6,427-yard, par-71 course is renowned for its high quality turf and challenging holes.
While the front nine features some stern tests, many of the top holes come on in the inward nine. The 152-yard, par-four 14th is regarded by many as the top hole on the course. Known as “Majuba”, the hole requires a well-struck short iron to navigate the slightly sloping green.
The next hole, known as “The De’il’s Neuk” features the most difficult tee shot on the course. The 339-yard par-four is bounded on the left by a disused railway track, while the Edzell Woods make for an attractive hazard down the right-hand side. This hole is more than capable of wrecking your card.
Set in 128 acres of perfect golfing terrain, the 6,427-yard, par-71 course is renowned for its high quality turf and challenging holes.
If you fancy a warm up before hitting the main track, or merely wish to play more than 18 holes, then it is well worth visiting the nine-hole West Water course that was opened in 2001. Designed by Graeme Webster, the par-32 layout is crafted into flat parkland and features tree-lined fairways.
Green fees for the championship course will set you back £42, while a round on the nine-hole layout can be had for just £15. Those wishing to play 27 holes pay only £47.
Away from the course, the clubhouse is the ideal place to relax after a round and offers bar and catering facilities that are legendary throughout Scotland. Edzell is a member of the 1895 Club, entitling members to play at any of the numerous other layouts that celebrated their centenary in 1995.