Originally created over 9 holes by Old Tom Morris, the Ferntower course at Crieff is set amongst beautiful countryside on the edge of the town. It’s hillside setting means that spectacular views can be appreciated just as much as the golf itself.
This is a course that is easy to enjoy. With relatively wide fairways and friendly rough, golfers of all handicap levels can get around without too much trouble and remain fully engaged throughout. There is nothing worse than walking to the green with ball in pocket, and that is not a common occurrence at Crieff.
The collection of holes at the far end of the course, from the 11th through to the 15th, are perhaps the most memorable stretch. There is a two-tiered green to master at the 11th, and the uphill 13th is a long par 3 that will get your attention. The 15th is a tester that plays downhill and curves significantly to the right.
The round comes to an interesting end with a decision to be made. Do you try and attack the short par 4 18th with driver in hand? Or will the out of bounds posts encourage you to play a bit more conservatively?
Play Crieff as part of our Legacy Cup Perthshire.