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 Hole 1 – Strangs – 301 yards

From the tee, a sight to provide reassurance for that all important first shot. Looking out towards Dunaverty Rock, there is plenty of fairway to work with before the hole rises towards the green and the fairway is crossed by natural low ridges, or strangs.

A precise second shot is needed to the raised green which sloping gulleys to both sides and back all designed to collect a wayward shot. Be happy with par!  


Hole 2 – Garrach Dhu – 157 yards

A reference to the far end of Dunaverty Beach where the waves roll in kelp and the sea’s flotsam and jetsam (Gaelic for ‘foul’ or ‘wretched place’). A blind tee-shot to a long narrow green which slopes left to right means club selection and allowance for the wind direction are all important.


Hole 3 – Scott’s Holme – 279 yards

Named after a regular visitor to the adjacent Machribeg Park who often helped out in years past with cutting fairways by dragging the mowers behind his landrover!

A short par four with a reachable green if the wind is in your favour. Two good shots will certainly make for a birdie opportunity but woe betide a slice from the tee which may well end up on Dunaverty beach.


Hole 4 – Dunaverty – 162 yards

Stroke 18 but don’t let that fool you. This is a testing hole requiring a precise, or even lucky, tee shot to a saucer-shaped green hidden in a wee dell in front of Dunaverty Rock. The rub of the green is most certainly required here!


Hole 5 – Dalmore – 257 yards

Facing towards Dalmore Farm where one of the Club’s founder members, Andrew ‘Yaddie’ Ronald stayed, this is one of the holes most exposed to the breezy seaside elements. The tee is raised in front of Conieglen Burn with Brunerican Beach to your right and deep rough to your left. Certainly reachable with a fair wind, you’ll need a very accurate tee shot to make it and don’t say we didn’t warn you if you fail to reach the short stuff and end up with a bogie or worse.


Hole 6 – Arthur’s Seat – 245 yards

A definite signature hole and the longest par 3 on the course. Again hazards in the form of beach to the right and rough to the left will penalise any wayward shot and the undulating fairway will collect any short drive into various hollows and call for a tricky chip or pitch to get close to the pin. Most members view a bogie here as good result.


Hole 7 – St Andrews – 180 yards

Another awkward par 3 which is usually buffeted by a prevailing right to left cross wind which will drive a poor tee shot into trouble. A deep gully to the front of the green conceals 1 of Dunaverty’s two bunkers (that is if you don’t count the beaches which come into play on several holes!) and you’ll need a good shot to get out and onto the green. The green itself is in the shape of an elongated saucer and the pin is more often than not on a slope which can certainly bring you into three putt territory


Hole 8 – Sanda – 392 yards

Looking out from the tee towards Sanda Island, this dog-leg par 4 calls for two decent shots to reach the green in regulation. A narrow fairway with deep rough on both sides means accuracy will bring better reward than distance. A well-weighted second shot is required to reach and hold the large relatively flat green


Hole 9 – Punch Bowl – 253 yards

After the narrow confines of the preceding holes, the view from the 9th tee brings some welcome respite as the course opens out towards the turn. The fairway is shared with the 12th which crosses the 9th so there’s plenty of the short stuff on view here. A well-hit drive should carry the hill into the ‘punch bowl’ behind where the blind green lies in wait.



Out of the bunker on to the green at the 7th
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