Newtonmore - North Scotland - Scotland

Newtonmore Golf Club,
Golf Course Road,
Newtonmore,
Inverness-shire,
PH20 1A1,
Scotland


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Newtonmore Golf Club celebrated its centenary in 1993 so golf has been played here for well over a hundred years. Many improvements have been made over the years and visitors can look at original plans of the course on the clubhouse walls to see what changes have been made. The club is not resting on its laurels either as a program of tee modifications is in place to ensure that Newtonmore keeps pace with the modern game.

The two opening and closing holes are laid out on undulating land in front of the clubhouse whereas holes 3 to 16 are routed on lower lying land alongside the banks of the River Spey. All eighteen holes are surrounded by sensational Highland scenery – which is often an additional hazard for the visitor trying to concentrate on their game!

The overall length of the course is 6,031 yards with a par of 70. There is only one par five on the card, the 513-yard 10th hole called “The Acres.” With water and out of bounds all the way down the left, the line from tee to green is the highest point of Creagdhu in the background.

One interesting fact about the membership at Newtonmore is the high number of left handed players who play golf here – something in the water, you ask? No, it’s due to the double handed nature of playing shinty – at which Newtonmore has a proud Highland tradition – and young boys and youths become adult golfers who can wield the golf sticks either way! And, when Newtonmore built an extension to the clubhouse a few years ago, the man to open the building was none other than Bob Charles, the only left handed player to win the Open (1963).

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Description: Newtonmore Golf Club lies mainly alongside the banks of the River Spey, surrounded by sensational Highland scenery... Rating: 3.3 out of 6 Reviews: 3

Snow was covering the Cairngorms and it was 'gey dreich' when I played here. After two poor opening holes (didn't know which way to drive at the 2nd!) things improve at the excellent 3rd. The 6th is also a fine hole but there is a similarity between many of the holes on the back nine. The last green poses an 'interesting' challenge. As a stop-off on the way to more demanding courses further north you could do worse. And the scenery is pretty!
3 / 6
Newtonmore
September 08, 2009


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Created by the Almighty, assisted by James Braid, could be one way of summing up Newtonmore because this pretty as a picture course owes most of its appeal to its Highland location which, at times, takes your breath away. If you are expecting the toughest of tracks then this may not be the course for you but it is great fun and, on the day I played, in tiptop condition. My favourite holes were: The 6th, which is a great dog-leg ending up at a burn guarded green. The 7th a short par 3 but brilliantly protected by bunkers and the 17th, a par 3 which is one club more than you think and trust me, you don’t want to go left. Now, for a wee moan, the 11th, a par 3 which plays like a par 4 due to its length and the way it is set up behind bunkers which, I must admit, I hated. That being said, Newtonmore is a course which impossible not to like it is straightforward but oozes charm with staff that couldn’t more friendly if they tried. So, if you are in the area give it a go, I am sure that you will enjoy it either in its own right, or as a warm up for an afternoon round somewhere else. If I can make one more suggestion, the jumbo sausage chips and beans (otherwise know as the athletes lunch) will just round off your day superbly. MPPJ
3 / 6
Newtonmore
October 17, 2008


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Played here on the way north to Lossiemouth to break up the trip from Glasgow Newtonmore - Photo by Jim McCann(might do the same at Kingussie next time) and it was a lovely way to spend a morning golfing. The course measures only 5490 yards from the gents yellow tees so you will not be challenged off the tees - if you cannot play to handicap around here then CONGU should step in and revoke your accreditation! It’s a really nice wee track with lots of pleasant holes, the best of which on the flat stretch between 3 and 16 is the left doglegged 6th, called “Strone Dell,” where a burn guards the front of the putting surface. The home hole is played semi blind to a punch bowl green in front of the charming little clubhouse and is an appropriate way to finish a round that will have you smiling all the way to your next port of call. Jim McCann
4 / 6
Newtonmore
August 26, 2008


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