Corrie Golf Club
Corrie Golf Club, Corrie, South of Scotland, Scotland, KA27 8JD
4 reviews of Corrie Golf Club
I,ve played Corrie many times and I can safely say it is the best 9-hole I have ever played. It has a great variation in short par 3's and 4's with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains including the superb devils punchbowl. Only the first and ninth holes are straightforward and relatively easy to play. The other holes give you a great challenge which is very enjoyable. A gem of a course
I went to Arran last week and had a most enjoyable time playing three of the seven courses on the island, and I'd rank Corrie as one of the best I've ever played. First of all, the prices have changed slightly: it's now £10 to play, but that's a day rate which means it's very reasonable if you go round twice, as I did. As other people here have remarked, the course is quite small, and balls do tend to whizz around a bit, but that's all part of it's charm. Standing on the second tee, you're faced with three flags to aim at. Not having looked at the map of the course by the first tee, I was a little confused! In fact, you aim at the middle of the three. Other notable holes include the 4th, where there's a sign by the green warning of snakes! A little unusual. The 7th is undoubtedly my favourite hole though - cracking view over the Firth of Clyde, with a spectacular view of the whole course. The fairway for this hole is enormous, so you've got lots to aim at! All in all, the course is quite easy to play (I got 35, par 31, and I wouldn't regard myself as especially talented. It shouldn't tax anyone with ability, and provides a confidence boost to players like me! Play it on a clear day, when you can see the mountains - Cir Mhor/The Devil's Punchbowl are especially good from the 3rd - and you'll have a very enjoyable few hours.
A pint-sized nine-hole course, with five short par 3's and four short par 4's, a few of which are interesting and none remarkable. So why play? The scenery is simply remarkable. You play at the base of Arran's northern mountains, including Goat Fell. The view from the second tee, toward the mountains, is simply one of the great golf-course views in Scotland. No. 6 is a fun par 4, where you play along the slanting side of the course's upper half. No. 5, a par 3, is similar to the famed Crows Nest at nearby Shiskine -- uphill blind shot to a hidden green. Worth the reasonable green fees just for the views alone.
I've just returned from a short golfing break on Arran, and it is a delightful place. The golfing is quite superb, and the courses are\r\n very well looked after. Corrie is another small but quite interesting 9 hole course, ideal for getting rid of your aches and\r\n pains after the long drive up. Holes to remember? This sounds silly but the surrounding views are so magnificent that I can't rightly remember the holes in any great details.\r\nThe views aside, this is a cracking little course, but is quite tight for space and there is quite a lot of 'crossing' which can be a bit disconcerting to the uninitiated. When you're standing on the 2nd tee, you're directly in the firing line for golfers teeing off on the 9th, (they shoot over your head if they can make the distance - the rest just hit you!) There are quite a few places where you have to keep your eyes peeled.\r\nOn the whole, this an reasonably easy course, that'll not tax 'big hitters', but there is a variety of holes that'll keep you on your toes. Quite steep in places, but nothing that'll kill you. The fee when I was there (April '98) was 7.00. \r\nbut it's got to be worth seven pounds of anyones money. This is the first time I've ever felt quite this vunerable on a course, but it's nothing that a cycle helmet and cricket pads wouldn't sort out! Don't let that put you off though - to go to Arran and miss this course would be a big mistake. Anyway, the swelling goes down pretty quick! Marks out of 10 Difficulty 5 Condition 8 Scenery 10\r\n(superb views) Value for money 8 Facilities 5 (tea room, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, ice creams,\r\n toilets) basic but clean and the staff are very friendly.
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