Golf

 

An original James Braid Classic

James Braid designs are renowned for certain golf course characteristics, which include raised green complexes, pot bunkers with fescue grass growing from the walls of the bunker and fast rolling fairways. These features have been lost over time at the Taymouth Castle golf course. The remodelled golf course will restore these features, whilst preparing the course for the rigours of the modern game.


Magnificent Setting

The course is set in the heart of the beautiful Taymouth Castle Estate. With the castle ever present and the highland hills at your shoulder there is no place better to enjoy Scotland at its best. The golfing experience will begin in the newly created facilities in the castle which include changing rooms, spike bar and pro shop. At the same time you can enjoy the magnificent state rooms in the castle.


Remodelled Golf Course

The Taymouth Castle Estate golf course is an original design by James Braid, the famous creator of over two hundred golf courses throughout the UK, including the renowned layouts at Gleneagles, Blairgowrie and Carnoustie. The current yardage of 6,066 yards was deemed too short by modern day standards. The remodelled golf course has been inspired by a collaboration between Scotland’s number one home base golfer Stephen Gallacher, and Weller Design. The new routing will measure 7,039 yards from the championship tees, with a par of 72.

Great care has been taken to restore the original design features that had been lost over time, especially in the bunkers, and a number of the existing tees and green complexes. Incorporating the River Tay into the new routing has also been a priority, as previously it was not visible from any location on the previous design. This has greatly enhanced the aesthetics of the new golf course design. In the castle itself, a spike bar and golf reception will be located on the ground floor. These additional facilities will enhance the superior golfing experience to be enjoyed by our property owners and hotel guests.