Pitlochry is one of the great country clubs in central Scotland. It's located in a beautiful part of Scotland, easy to access, and offers the visitor a friendly engaging experience.
The course is short of course - no par 5 and no need for the Dustin Johnsons amongst you to take the driver out ever. The Club was always an attractive place to visit but the quality of the course and facilities has improved materially in recent years. Today, the course is in very good condition and well looked after. The addition of the Par 3 course and upgrading the driving range are also welcome improvements. One additional bonus has been the improvements made to the dining and bar areas. The food is really quite good and incredibly reasonable. It is also such a good feeling having a beer in the lounge area watching others play out the 18th green, (or duff it in the pond in front).
My father in law - Christopher Grant - was an avid golfer and he also was Captain of the Club for a number of years. He loved to play here; he had a regular Thursday late afternoon match and played as often as he could, although his family and medical practice always came first. He always received such a warm welcome from the staff here even in his more advanced years. Also, we played the par 3 in 2016 and even with severe sight challenges he still managed to crack a nice 9 iron down the fairway.
This was little credit to him in The Daily Record December 2010:
PITLOCHRY Golf Club was delighted to present Dr Chris Grant with an Honorary Membership in recognition of his huge contribution to the development of the club after being a member for 58 years.
Dr Grant joined in 1953 and was captain in 1963/64, then 1973/74 and again in 1991/92.
Always a great supporter of the club, he donated the trees which adorn both sides of the 18th fairway in 1983.
Last year he donated the ‘Masters’ like Azaleas which are now planted in front of the new clubhouse.
This is from the Club's website:
Gorgeous views everywhere:
As you play the course, it's a straight up the hill bash for 3 or 4 holes then sideways more or less all the way back down. The views are spectacular. Occasionally the RAFfly their fighter Jets along the valley below the fairways.
This hole always gave rise to bets and jests about whether the ball would land on the green or in the woods. A fun little par 3:
The Club is moving fast in these modern times with its own Facebook pages now!
Here are a couple of pictures I took towards the end of August 2017...