Monifieth, Angus DD5 4AW
18 holes. Seaside links. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
18-hole par-68 Ashludie Course (5123 yds, SSS 66)
8 miles E of Dundee
Monifieth Golf Links: Home to two 18-hole links golf courses, Monifeith is actually played on by four separate local golf clubs. The longer and more prestigious of Monifeith's layouts is the Medal course, which is kept company by the shorter Ashludie course. Both offer an unusual (though not unique) Scottish golfing environment - a classic sandy-soil links layout that also has its fair share of tree-lined fairways.
The terrain throughout is generally flat, and on the Medal course, one of its boundaries is provided by the London-Aberdeen mainline railway, which runs the length of the course (and soon after passes alongside Panmure Golf Club and after a further mile or two, Carnoustie). The frequency of the trains (perhaps two per hour) will ensure your golf is barely interrupted, as you concentrate on hitting your tee shots straight, which Monifieth demands. Staying out of the well-positioned greenside bunkers will also serve you well.
Overall, Monifeith's Medal course is a pleasant and enjoyably challenging layout on which to hone your golfing skills. Those skills may well face sterner tests a little way to the north, not least on the revered Championship layout at nearby Carnoustie.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire if pre-booked. Caddies available if pre-booked.
The Medal Course at Monifieth was opened for play in 1845, the Ashludie Course arrived on the scene in 1912. A number of different golf clubs play on the Monifieth golf links, including the Monifieth Golf Club, Broughty GC, Grange GC and Ladies Panmure GC.
2019 Golf World rating (Medal course): 45th best course in Scotland.
The Links, Carnoustie, Angus DD7 7JE
+44 (0)1241 411 999Visit website
Located just a short putt beyond the 18th green of Carnoustie's Championship course, and close to the unspoilt beaches lining the North Sea. Many rooms have wonderful views onto the Carnoustie golf courses.
Carnoustie (Championship, Burnside and Buddon courses)
Downfield; Letham Grange; Scotscraig
13 Panmure Terrace, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Tayside DD5 2QL
+44 (0)1382 480 033Visit website
The Best Western Woodlands Hotel is one of Dundee’s finest hotels nestling in the seaside village of Broughty Ferry. The hotel features an indoor Leisure Club with a large swimming pool, full range of fitness facilities, beauty therapist and steam room. Beautiful mature gardens. Large car park. Great golf nearby.
Monifieth; Panmure; Carnoustie (Championship, Burnside & Buddon courses).
Scotscraig, Downfield, Letham Grange
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