Jim Robertson

I live in central Scotland and am a teacher. I have played around 300 courses in my native land and enjoy seeking out hidden gems. Like other reviewers I take my camera on to the links and have built up an extensive photo collection. This is a great solace throughout Scottish winters as it serves as a reminder that the sun will indeed shine again and long days in shirt-sleeves in beautiful places are around the corner. I am a modest golfer with a handicap of 14. Aspirations to get this down have taken a hit with the arrival of four little grandsons in the past couple of years. I can't wait to get them out on a golf course. Hopefully they will all be better players than their Granpa but, more importantly, they will all derive the same pleasure from treading the sacred golfing places of Scotland. St Andrews, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Turnberry, Dornoch, Cruden Bay, Gullane... May they all mean as much to them as they have done to me.

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Crail (Craighead) 22/05/2020

14th Fife - Best in Area 70th Scotland Ranking
It seems impossible to review Craighead without comparing it to Balcomie. I am clearly not alone in preferring Craighead. I really like the varied challenge of the holes,...

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Kilspindie 21/05/2020

10th Lothians - Best in Area 59th Scotland Ranking
You usually finish a round on one of Scotland's seaside links with a feeling of satisfaction not necessarily at the quality of your golf, rather at having survived everyt...

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Peterhead (Old) 21/05/2020

6th North East Scotland - Best in Area 60th Scotland Ranking
After an 'interesting' introduction involving a lengthy walk across a bridge from car park to clubhouse and the dull opening holes, you could be forgiven for wondering if...

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Prestwick St Nicholas 21/05/2020

9th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 58th Scotland Ranking
A round at PSN is pure enjoyment! There is a wide variety of holes, some classic, some quirky and some bland. The Firth of Clyde is visible on every hole and on a sunny d...

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Monifieth (Medal) 21/05/2020

4th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 54th Scotland Ranking
Monifieth stands out from almost all its fellow links courses for its abundance of trees. But it does have many similarities : undulating fairways, firm greens and - best...

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Montrose (1562) 21/05/2020

3rd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 49th Scotland Ranking
Montrose (Medal), one of Scotland's great old seaside courses, is seriously threatened by coastal erosion.Lovers of links golf should make sure they play here sooner rath...

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Southerness 21/05/2020

1st Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 45th Scotland Ranking
Those who make the trek to this remote part of south-west Scotland will be rewarded with a stern but fair test. There is nothing easy about Southerness and the back nine,...

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Glasgow (Gailes Links) 19/05/2020

7th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 43rd Scotland Ranking
It is always a pleasure to play at Glasgow Gailes, as I still think of it. Despite the very flat terrain it offers a varied and challenging links golf experience. The tu...

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Dundonald 18/05/2020

5th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 90th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Dundonald is not for the faint-hearted - a serious test, The par fives are, without exception, brutal especially the 18th with the burn in front of the green. That is not...

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Lundin 18/05/2020

5th Fife - Best in Area 31st Scotland Ranking
The first five holes at Lundin Links are magnificent! Four holes that head straight out along the Firth or Forth are followed by a wonderful little par three. Those first...

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Moray (Old) 18/05/2020

5th North Scotland - Best in Area 28th Scotland Ranking 88th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Golf at Lossiemouth on a early summer day with the gorse providing an endless vista of bright yellow and the gulls' cries the soundtrack is utterly exhilarating. Both cou...

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St Andrews (Eden) 16/05/2020

16th Fife - Best in Area 79th Scotland Ranking
The Eden complements its sister courses at St Andrews perfectly. Clearly it lacks the gravitas of the Old and the demands of the New, It is closest in character to the Ju...

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Moray (New) 16/05/2020

15th North Scotland - Best in Area 87th Scotland Ranking
Having spent a bit of time in and around Lossiemouth, I have had the pleasure of playing both the Moray courses several times. I enjoy a round on the New every bit as muc...

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Edzell (Old) 16/05/2020

6th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 89th Scotland Ranking
Edzell is an enjoyable course to play set, as it is, in very attractive surroundings. None of the holes have a 'wow' factor but it is a good example of a small-town cours...

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