Blairgowrie Golf Club

Inland Scottish golf from James Braid on the bones of a Alister MacKenzie layout.

Blairgowrie Golf Club

Perth & Kinross, Scotland

Overview

Greg Norman's first European Tour win came on this course.

Tom Doak espouses the 17th is a MacKenzie original.


Golf Course Review

Blairgowrie Golf Club is an inland golf course north of Perth and northwest of Dundee in the Perthshire countryside dating from 1889. There are three courses here: Rosemount, Lansdowne and the Wee.

Blairgowrie Golf Club Rosemount Course

Alister MacKenzie was called upon to lay out the Rosemount Course in 1914. Due to the breakout of WW1, construction was postponed and would open for play 13 years later in 1927. His iteration would only last 3 years before James Braid was brought in to redesign the course. The course has been improved over the years with Major Chalmers, Donald Steel, Peter Alliss, and Graeme Webster making the changes.

The Wee & Lansdowne Golf Courses

There are two other courses and 27 holes in addition to the fabled Rosemount.

The Wee Course is a rare 9 hole James Braid design that incorporates some of Alister MacKenzie's original holes. The second hole on the Wee course, named Fairy Dell, is Tom Doak's pick of the 45 on offer.

The Lansdowne is a Dave Thomas Peter Alliss layout from the 1970s.

Blairgowrie GC Synopsis

While many will have to be persuaded to drive away from the coast, Blairgowrie offers golf worth leaving the links for. Frank Pennink describes it as Scotland's finest inland course and should be a course on everybody's priority list.

Blairgowrie Golf Club Photography

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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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Perth & Kinross, PH10 6LG, Scotland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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