29. Comrie. 25th Aug 2015

Comrie’s 9 is better than most 18s

Round (9 holes)  £15.   Par 35.  Value (out of 5) – 4

Moly's approach to the short par 4 2nd at Comrie

Moly’s approach to the short par 4 2nd at Comrie

Ever played on a course where the original layout was 9 holes, but a later extension to 18 completely destroyed the beauty and originality of the initial layout?  Comrie, in Perthshire, is testament to why sometimes leaving a great 9 hole layout as just that is the best thing to do!

Comrie's Par 3 3rd tee

Comrie’s Par 3 3rd tee

Comrie is a really great 9 hole course, founded in 1891, and with significant input later by the renowned architect James Braid.  Off the white tees it is over 3000 yards, but even off the yellow (at 2699 yards) it is a demanding test of golf.  No two holes are similar, and with the high standard of the course, coupled with great views of the local Perthshire hills, it’s well worth going out of your way to play Comrie.  It also has a delightful clubhouse with a comfortably furnished lounge to while away the hours in the lovely surroundings.
Views of Perthshire Hills above the Comrie clubhouse viewed from 5th tee

Views of Perthshire Hills above the Comrie clubhouse viewed from 5th tee

The fairways are quite generous, but the rough is very penal, so think twice about taking driver, even on the long par 5 6th – even for long hitters, this is likely to be a 3 shot hole, because of the very clever short dog leg right to the green, only some 50 yards further on.
The greens were also in excellent condition when I played, albeit slower than what one might expect in August.
Par 3 5th at Comrie

Par 3 5th at Comrie

It would be difficult to pick any signature hole, but I thought the par 3 5th, par 5 6th and par 4 7th, represented a run of great golfing architecture.

For my own game, I was 3 over after 5, and then 10 over for the next 4;  I just cant help getting a bit excited when I string some form together, then the golfing gods always decide to teach me a lesson.  Oh well, if you cant help but play badly, Comrie’s delightful course lifts your spirits.

In trouble at the 6th!

In trouble at the 6th!

Well worth a game here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Facts

Course Type: Highland

Par 35 (1 par 5, 6 par 4s, 2 par 3s)

Distance (yellow)   2699 yards

Moly’s Gross Score  48

Stableford 15

Moly's Comrie Scorecard - 48

Moly’s Comrie Scorecard – 48

About Moly McMillan

Moly McMillan lives in Broughty Ferry on the east coast of Scotland. He is a self employed business consultant and devotes some of his time to achieving his life long ambition - to play every golf hole in Scotland, every single one!
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