Not on everyone's Bucket List but I have been intrigued by Scotscraig for a couple of years now and have just played the Course for the first time. I left feeling a little underwhelmed. Marketed as an Open Qualifying venue, I feel it would take quite a lot of work to get it to that standard at the moment. No hole really stood out to me and the routing of the Course appears at the least haphazard. Some of the Greens were in need of some attention, most notably the 4th and some of the teeing areas were showing signs of heavy wear.
Despite poor scoring (my own short game inadequacies!) I found the front nine more interesting and challenging (tighter). Some of the holes on the back 9 appeared and played more like a Parkland course.
I really wanted to put this Course further up in my own Top 100 but sadly it rates lower than some a lot lower in your own Top 100 in Scotland.
Date: September 03, 2020