Parkland golf in Scotland is often overlooked in favour of links courses – which is easy to understand because there are so many good examples of the latter – but if Belleisle in Ayr can be regarded as the best public parkland course in Scotland, then Downfield in Dundee must surely rank as one of the best members' club inland course in the country.
What a layout awaits you just a couple of minutes from the main Kingsway running through Dundee. This place is like Texas, where everything is BIG! Huge clubhouse, large tee boxes, wide fairways, tall trees on every hole and enormous greens – the acreage of the course must be as vast as any of the Championship venues – it is easy to see why it is a qualifying course for Opens.
It's true to say that this venue does not receive the recognition that it deserves.