Review for Moray (Old)

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Moray Old brought back memories of wonderful days spent on some of Scotland's other great old courses such as North Berwick, Elie and the Old Course which also start and finish in the town. Bordered by the Moray Firth on one side and RAF Lossiemouth fighter base on the other, the two courses here may not be the Moray (Old) Golf Course - Photo by reviewer most tranquil to play on but they provide a fair and challenging test and certainly lack nothing in terms of interest. The first seven holes run straight out in roughly the same direction to the middle section of the course with the 1st and 2nd providing a gentle enough start if the bunkers can be avoided. The numerous bunkers are a constant threat, as is the gorse which comes into play on most holes, even the traditional snaking Scottish burn, more of a feature on the New Course, appears briefly on the back Moray (Old) Golf Course - Photo by reviewer nine. Holes 8 - 14 switch back and forth in various directions, many being long par 4's which seem to be ever present in this tough middle part of the round with numbers 7,8,11,13 and 14 all playing over 400 yards. The attractive run for home plays along the Moray Firth starting at the 15th, a beautifully bunkered 180 yard par-3, and culminating with the excellent and atmospheric 18th. With its crumpled fairway gently rising to a wonderful green benched into the slopes and perched beneath the grand old clubhouse we save the best hole till last. Brian W

Date: September 24, 2018

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