Royal Perth Golfing Society, County & City Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Royal Perth Golfing Society, County & City Club Est. 1824

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Royal Perth Golfing Society is a private golf club, whose members play their home matches on North Inch Golf Course, an original Old Tom Morris layout open to the public. In fact, Royal Perth is one of only four 'Royal' golf clubs in the UK that plays on a public course shared with other golf clubs. The members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Royal Montrose and Royal Epping Forest also play on "shared" public courses.

NORTH INCH GOLF COURSE: Located on the banks of the River Tay, the North Inch layout is one of the world's oldest golfing venues. As others have done for over 500 years, you can enjoy a pleasant mix of tree-lined and more open holes in a quiet parkland setting. Modern championship length, penal bunkering and roller-coaster greens may all be absent, but over the course of several centuries North Inch has been enjoyed by its members and visiting golfers alike.

Although North Inch's length may not measure-up to full championship standards, its longevity cannot be questioned. Golf has been played here since at least 1450. In that year King Robert II forbade the playing of golf on "the Inches", urging people instead to practice archery in preparation for an invasion from south of the border!

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Making Contact

Royal Perth Golfing Society
1 Atholl Crescent,
Perth, Perthshire PH1 5NG
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1738 622 265
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1738 636 481 (North Inch)
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Email   secretary@rpgs.org.uk
Website   www.rpgsociety.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Charles Dernie (Honorary Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk
 
Surroundings: Riverside (River Tay) and the open parkland of North Inch.
 
Designer: Old Tom Morris
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5442
Par 68
SSS or Slope 66
 
At the Same Location:
The above distances are for the North Inch Golf Course, the "home course" of the Royal Perth Golfing Society.
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How2Get There?

o.5 ml N of Perth centre.
NORTH INCH GOLF COURSE: In Perth follow the inner ring road (A989) and signs for Bells Sports Centre. Park at Bells Sports Centre.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes on North Inch Golf Course in summer season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £17; weekends £20. [Contact North Inch for full details, discounts, packages, etc].
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Who can play and When?
NORTH INCH GOLF COURSE: Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Must book in advance (www.pkc.gov.uk/northinchgolf). 
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

William IV conferred the Royal prefix on the Perth Golfing Society in 1833, making it the world's first 'Royal' golf club. Three years later the Society of St Andrews Golfers was renamed the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, making it the second 'Royal'. By royal prerogative, 10 Scottish golf clubs can now use the "Royal" title, namely: Aberdeen, Royal & Ancient (St Andrews), Burgess, Dornoch, Duff House, Montrose, Musselburgh, Perth, Tarlair and Troon.

There are now over 65 'Royal' golf clubs around the world, created by a British monarch exercising his or her royal prerogative. All but four of them are located in the Commonwealth of Nations. The four exceptions are: Curragh (Ireland), Dublin (Ireland), Homburger (Germany) and Marianske Lazne (Czech Republic). Two clubs conferred with the 'Royal' title by a British monarch, subsequently dropped 'Royal' from their name; they are Hong Kong GC and Singapore GC (now Singapore Island CC).

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Location

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Latitude: (56.403386)
Longitude: (-3.435059)
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