64 Blairgowrie Rosemount
Architect: MacKenzie, Braid
Stats: 6,630 yds, par 72, SSS 72
Visitor information: Visitors welcome seven days a week subject to some restrictions
2008 Ranking: 59 (Down 5)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
The course is a superb pine-, birch- and heather-lined layout, virtually from the 1st tee to the 18th green, set in the beautiful Perthshire countryside. As such it demands solid, strategic golf, with straight driving of paramount importance. Towards the end a handful of testingly tiered greens and just a hint of water add to the challenge.
Panellists’ comments: “Requires accuracy and an ability to shape the ball both ways off the tee”; “Real sense of isolation and tranquillity”