8 reviews of Kingussie Golf Club
There are many good golf courses in the area, but you are best to drive past Boat of Garten, Grantown and Newtonmore to get to this wonderful course which stands out in the memory. Wonderfully hilly in parts, but not too long with cheap buggies available.
Kingussie was the third venue on our annual MAGI golf tour to Scotland from matlock GC, now in our sixth year. As the ex-pat Scottish organiser I always worry that my selection - based on golfing memories 25+ years old - may prove faulty. However Kingussie did not let me down. It was just as I remembered it: a well-kept little gem surrounded by magnificent scenery. We had it almost to ourselves.
The staff and members are welcoming and obviously proud of their course, keen to hear visitors' views. We played here in the morning and Newtonmore (5 miles down the road - see separate review) in the afternoon. I'd recommend both, but if you have to make a choice, pick Kingussie. It is Highland golf at its best - charming, rustic, quirky and great value. Just don't expect visitor's lockers and shower rooms and a fully stocked and staffed pro-shop
Short (less than 6000 yards)but not easy. A 200 yard plus opening par 3. And a number of par 4's over 400 yards. Essential to be straight off the tee.
Dramatic and superb scenery. Just over 20 quid for a superb round of golf. The grub in the clubhouse is decent too.
Superb highland course that I unreservedly recommend. Nice start with a long par 3 and two par 4's that require a well positioned tee shot. The 4th is a par 5 where either a wedge for your 3rd shot or a foolish fairway wood will take you to a steep up-hill green. The view from the 6th green is something special and this is followed by a downhill par 3 and then a blind par 3. From here on until you cross the river again, you are in grouse country where straight drives will keep you out of the heather. The driveable par 4 18th should set you up nicely for a well earned drink in the very hospitable club house. Kingussie hold an open golf week first week in July and the course tends to be in particularly superb condition around this date.
Kingussie Golf Course is one of Scotlands 'hidden gems' In fact, it is worth the long drive north just to play this wonderful course. There are long and short holes, difficult and easy holes..something for everyone. The views to the Cairngorm Mountains are fantastic and will soon banish the 'blues' if you are not playing well. The members must be delighted with the considerable improvements made over recent years, particularly to the 18th and visitors can also be assured of a friendly welcome. May I suggest that readers check out the green fees...you simply won't believe just how cheap they are, but its all true!!
Lanarkshire Golf Association
I'm not quite sure what sort of courses Phil normally plays, but Kingussie is a great course. Not only do you have some of the best views from any golf course in the world but you also have very challenging holes. It is a little obvious that this use to be a nine hole course at some point with the back nine added later but that doesn't matter. It is very hilly so anyone with suspect health should think twice before playing.
As with most courses in Scotland, you had better be straight off the tee or will soon rack up some big scores. I would suggest this is not a course for high handicappers. The clubhouse and local members are incredibly friendly and visitors are made to feel very welcome. I will certainly be going back !
A good, not great, course with nice views of the Cairngorms and a lovely old clubhouse. A bit of a workout while walking. No. 7, Cairngorm, is a nice par 3 from an elevated tee requiring a shot over a briskly running stream; No. 14, Little Gynack, is a shorter three-shotter over the same stream. No. 14, The Dyke, is the best of the par 4's, with an old stone wall bordering the entire left side of the lengthy hole. No. 18, Home, is a tricky and short par 4. The views from the upper portions of the course are superb, but be prepared for the hike to get to them.
An excellent golf course. Superb holiday golf.
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