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King James VI Golf Club

Moncreiffe Island,

Perth, Perthshire PH2 8NR

  • Office

    +44 (0)1738 632 460
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1738 632 460
  • Golf pro

    Allan Knox (Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    On a small river island surrounded by the River Tay.

  • Designer:

    Old Tom Morris

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6038
5684
5491
Par
70
70
73
SSS or slope
69
67
72

Location

Latitude:

56.388521

Longitude:

-3.423582

How to get there:

1 mi SE of Perth centre.

Access to Moncrieffe Island and the golf club is by a walkway alongside the railway bridge in Tay St near the South Inch. Steps half way across the bridge take you under the bridge and along a footpath to the Golf Club. Cars can be parked in the car park off Shore Rd. You should allow ten minutes to walk to the course from the car park.

King James VI Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1858

King James VI Golf Club, founded in 1858, was originally located on the opposite bank of the River Tay, in an area of parkland called South Inch. The Club relocated to its current home on Moncreiffe Island in 1897, making it one of the oldest surviving golf courses in the UK. It is also believed to be the UK's only inland golf course entirely surrounded by a river.

Laid out by Old Tom Morris, this parkland course offers many fine river views from the quiet sanctuary of Moncreiffe Island. The relatively flat terrain is home to tightish predominantly tree-lined fairways that lead to small, well-bunkered greens.

The club takes its name from the tradition that James VI learned to play golf as a youth on the "Inches" (North and South) - large public parklands along the River Tay provided for common use. There is still a golf course at North Inch (also originally designed by Old Tom Morris), which is used as the home course of the Royal Perth Golfing Society, the game's first golf club to be honoured with a Royal prefix (in 1833).

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in summer season: Mon-Thur £25; Fri-Sun £30.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

James VI of Scotland, after whom the course is named, became James I of England, following the death of his cousin Elizabeth I in 1603. Arriving in London to assume the English throne, James took up residence in Greenwich Palace. Behind the palace was Blackheath, where his court introduced the game of golf to the English (Royal Blackheath is England's oldest golf club, by some margin).

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