Blairgowrie Golf Club Rosemount Course Key Information
|Header Cell - Column 0||Header Cell - Column 1|
|Address||Golf Course Road, Rosemount, Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 6LG|
|Phone||01250 872 622|
|Visitor Times||Sunday to Friday subject to availability|
|Par||White 72, Red 74|
|Slope||White/M 131, Red/W 128|
|Architect||Alister MacKenzie, James Braid|
Golf Monthly Verdict
This is a beautiful, tree-lined oasis of golf that is far more about strategic play than brute force. Happily, the trees beautifully separate the holes rather than simply intimidate the golfer, and this is a very pretty place to enjoy a day’s golf.
Reasons To Play Blairgowrie
– Experience one of the most peaceful, serene courses in Scotland
– A tree-lined, heathland classic kept in great shape
– If there is time, play the Lansdowne Course too, it’s lovely
UK & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses 2023/24 - 82
Blairgowrie Golf Club is one of many credits on the illustrious CV of James Braid. He was one of golf’s most prolific architects whose name appears numerous times in the Top 100 either as the original designer or responsible for changes. Here, the Rosemount Course is one of two very fine courses and it is the great man’s 1930s reworking of an earlier Alister MacKenzie design. It is one of the best golf courses in Scotland.
Many golfers are intimidated by tree-lined fairways, but while positioning from the tee is important here, it is more in preparation for the approach as the fairways are reasonably wide. The club dates back to 1889, and it was visited by Old Tom Morris for a match against the captain and the secretary. He said afterwards that the site was “the most beautiful inland green I have ever seen.”
This was, of course, way before the Braid reworking, but there is no doubting that this is a glorious site of mature and extremely attractive woodland. The course itself can best be described as heathland and is one of the best such layouts in the UK. Swathes of pine and silver birch separate the holes, and this leads to a happy feeling of seclusion, as though you are playing in a world entirely of your own.
As mentioned, the exercise of finding the fairways is far more about accuracy than strength. Your reward for success will be the chance to play from a perfect lie, and the greens are kept in tip-top order. In the height of the playing season, they are often scarily fast. If you find the fairway and have a strong short game, there is every chance to score well here.
There is good variety in the par 4s which range from just about driveable to just about unreachable. The four par 5s all come from the 5th to the 14th, and the short holes include the picturesque 17th, Plateau, which is classic MacKenzie with its 2-tier green. This is certainly one of the best inland golf courses in Scotland.
The second course here, the Lansdowne, is also extremely enjoyable, as is the delightful 9-hole Wee Course.
What The Top 100 Panel Said
Great value to be had, with similar standard courses asking for a lot more. Sadly, the course just dips in variety to get the extra marks. If it was marked on the points outside design and test, it could be a top 20, but the course needs a bit more excitement, a bit more fun and better green complexes.
This is a solid heathland course. The Woburn of Scotland is a necessary detour on your journey around the British golfing landscape.
Blairgowrie Golf Club Location
Blairgowrie Golf Club Green Fees
|Row 1 - Cell 0||£120||May-Sep|
|Row 2 - Cell 0||£90||Oct|
|Row 3 - Cell 0||£36||Nov-Mar (Fairway Mats)|
Blairgowrie Golf Club Rosemount Course Scorecard
Best Golf Courses Near Blairgowrie
This unbeatable golf resort (and so much more) is the perfect place for any discerning golfer to visit. The King’s and Queen’s are packed with history and charm, while the PGA Centenary hosted the dramatic 2014 Ryder Cup.
The Championship Course has staged The Open eight times and is also co-host each Autumn to the Dunhill Links. It is a supreme test of golf, a links for the connoisseur that is distinguished by its superb, revetted bunkers. It also has a super-tough closing three holes that will live long in the memory.
Places To Stay Near Blairgowrie
The Angus Hotel & Spa - Book now via Booking.com
Relax and unwind in a very informal family-owned hotel, offering a delightful combination of professional service and comfort with a true concern for customer care and environmental standards.
The Old Cross Inn - Book now via Booking.com
This 140-year-old Victorian inn is situated in the heart of Perthshire and is surrounded by stunning Scottish scenery - Blairgowrie is just a 5-minute drive away.
Blairgowrie Golf Club Rosemount Course Gallery
Historical Top 100 Rankings UK&I
- 2023/24 82
- 2021/22 74
- 2019/20 67
- 2017/18 58
- 2015/16 62
- 2013/14 59
- 2011/12 64
- 2009/10 59
Frequently Asked Questions
How many courses are there at Blairgowrie Golf Club?
Not one, not two, but three! The Rosemount is the star of the show and is in the Top 100, the Lansdowne is of a similar style and also very enjoyable, while the Wee Course is a lovely 9-holer made up of four short holes and five par 4s.
Has Blairgowrie ever hosted an important championship?
Many tournaments have been held here with probably the most famous being in 1977 when a young Greg Norman won his first European title, the Martini International.
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Rob Smith has been playing golf for 45 years and been a contributing editor for Golf Monthly for over ten years, specialising in course reviews and travel. He has now played more than 1,200 different courses in almost 50 countries. Despite lockdowns and travel restrictions in 2021, he still managed to play 80 different courses during that year, 43 of them for the first time. This included 21 in 13 days on a trip to East Lothian in October. One of Rob's primary roles is helping to prepare the Top 100 and Next 100 Courses of the UK&I, of which he has played all but seven and a half... i.e. not the new 9 at Carne! During the 2021-22 review period, Rob played 36 of the Golf Monthly Top 200. He is a member of Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey where his handicap hovers around 16. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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