[COURSES CLOSED IN 2019; unsure if they will reopen].
Colliston, by Arbroath, Angus DD11 4RL
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland, rural countryside and limited residential.
Donald Steel & GK Smith
Above distances are for the Old course. Also at Letham Grange is the 18-hole par-68 Glens Course (5528 yds from back tees).
21 miles NE of Dundee
From the Montrose Basin bridge at the south end of Montrose, take the A92 direction Arbroath. After 6.4 mi turn right onto the B965 direction Friockheim/Letham Grange. After 2.7 mi turn left direction Arbroath/Letham Grange. After 1 mi turn right into Green Beeches direction Letham Grange. Hotel and golf is straight ahead after o.4 mi.
Letham Grange Golf Club (Old & Glens courses): GOLF COURSES CLOSED IN 2019, possibly on a permanent basis. Check current status before planning a visit.
[Original Where2Golf description]: Located just north of the historic coastal city of Arbroath, Letham Grange once laid claim to being one of the premier leisure resorts in Scotland ... "the Augusta of the North" as the owners liked to call it. However the closure of the hotel facilities in 2011 has somewhat dented this aspiration.
The general resort upkeep and presentation never reached the realms of Scotland's more revered Stay&Play venues such as Gleneagles, Carnoustie or St Andrews. This said, the Old Course at Letham Grange (now a separate entitiy from the hotel), is certainly a well laid out, picturesque and challenging parkland course that has many admirers and has hosted a number of top quality amateur and professional events.
Occupying both wooded and more open terrain, there are many holes requiring an accurate tee-shot where a bit of local knowledge will serve you well. Don't expect to shoot your handicap on a first visit. Water ditches play a key part on several holes, and the small lakes at the signature par-3 8th and par-4 10th add to the overall attraction of this entertaining course. Whether the course still maintains a 4-star level of upkeep and presentation is not known.
Check with club (if and when it reopens).
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Letham Grange is located just 3 miles from the east coast fishing village of Arbroath, home of the famed Arbroath Smokie. Smokies originated in Auchmithie, a small fishing village just north of Arbroath. A smokie is a haddock that has been gutted, headed, cleaned, salted and then smoked in a special smokie pit. The fish is traditionally smoked in halved barrels with fires underneath and layers of hessian sacking trapping the smoke.
Colliston, by Arbroath, Angus DD11 4RL
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[THE LETHAM GRANGE HOTEL CLOSED IN 2011]. Check with Letham Grange Golf Club for hotel status. This 19th century country house hotel nestling in the Angus countryside boasts its own curling ring and two fine golf courses.
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