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  • Hole 1

    Hole 1

    FÁILTE

    Scottish Gaelic for “Welcome”

    Play left side of fairway to avoid boundary on the right.
    The green slopes from right to left.

  • Hole 2

    Hole 2

    QUEEN’S VIEW

    Queen's View lies at the heart of Highland Perthshire and is the area's most popular visitor attraction. Just one look is enough to tell you why.

    Challenging par 5 from tee – requires significant carry over creek.
    Three shot hole to reach green – play right side of fairway all the way.

  • Hole 3

    Hole 3

    RIVER TWEED

    Nod to the famous fast and shallow river in Scotland, and a key hazard on this hole.

    Par 3 | Yardage: 206

    Hole plays slightly longer than yardage indicates.
    Short is better than long!

  • Hole 4

    Hole 4

    GLEN ETIVE

    Famous Scottish valley filmed in James Bond “SkyFall” where his house is located; hole situated in valley with a pass to get to green… leading to a “bathroom house” to represent Bond’s house in SkyFall.

    Par 5 | Yardage: 579

    Stay short of creek on left from tree.
    Play 3 shots to get home!

  • Hole 5

    Hole 5

    BALLANTRAE BURN

    Translates to Ballantrae Creek, which is very key feature of this short but beautiful hole

    Par 3 | Yardage: 144

    Missing green left is disaster!
    Aim for center of green.

  • Hole 6

    Hole 6

    ST ABBS HEAD

    A nod to one of the more impressive cliffs in Scotland, the striking feature on this hole is the cliff on the side of the green on this hole that is a true danger to right handed slicers.
  • Hole 7

    Hole 7

    GREENSIDE DALE

    A dale is a Scottish expression for a depression between hills, which is exactly what is the case between the fairway and green on this hole.

    Par 5 | Yardage: 566

    Three shot par 5.
    Don't g long on approach shots for trouble awaits there!

  • Hole 8

    Hole 8

    ALEXANDER’S CALL

    Nod to arguably most famous Scottish born inventor – Alexander Graham Bell – and friendly reminder to call clubhouse for picking up your food at the turn.

    Par 3 | Yardage: 232

    Play for center of green regardlessof flag location!

  • Hole 9

    Hole 9

    ROYAL QUARTER MILE

    Nod to the “royal mile” in Edinburgh leading to the castle… just as this hole leads to the Ballantrae Clubhouse Castle… from the tips, the distance is approximately ¼ of a mile in yardage.

    Par 4 | Yardage: 459

    thick woods on left from tee!
    Left is better than right on approach.
    Greenside bunker is death.

  • Hole 10

    Hole 10

    ABBEY CRAIG

    Location of William Wallace monument and famous flat north of river where Scots waited to attack English in Battle of Stirling – only escape was a single bridge to Stirling; this hole is flat and overlooks the water and bridge leading to hole #11- the hole plays on the Scottish side of the battle!

    Par 4 | Yardage: 392

    Aim for right center of fairway from tee.
    Do not go long or right on approach or you may never be heard from again!

  • Hole 11

    Hole 11

    TENTSMUIR

    Historical nod on this one. Tentsmuir is a famous Scottish beachside pine forest near St. Andrews, but more importantly, it is also the location of the beaches in Scotland where the UK bolstered defenses in WWII to defend against a potential German invasion from Norway, notable feature of this hole is the green has its defenses bolstered by 3 sand bunkers, and now the par being modified down from a par 5 to a par 4, now indeed makes this hole a battle for par.

    Par 4 | Yardage: 508

    Play towards the center of fairway and green. Approach plays much longer than the yardage indicates.

  • Hole 12

    Hole 12

    DUNNET HEAD

    This is a double nod to Scotland… Dunnet head is the northern most point on Scotland mainland, and this green in Ballantrae is the northern most green. Dunnet head is also a peninsula, and this green cut out from the trees looks like a peninsula from above.

    Par 4 | Yardage: 405

    Play right side of fairway from tee.
    Approach plays longer than it looks.

  • Hole 13

    Hole 13

    HAWKNESS MONSTER

    Nod to the longest hole in Scotland as this is the longest hole on Ballantrae, particularly from the tips!

    Par 5 | Yardage: 620

    Toughest par 5!
    Low drives roll a long way!

  • Hole 14

    Hole 14

    OFFERING TO NESSIE

    Need we say more! A short play to the front of the green is always a great option on this par 3

    Par 3 | Yardage: 232

    Hardest hole at Ballantrae!
    4 is average score.
    Play short of green from tee to avoid big numbers.

  • Hole 15

    Hole 15

    BEALACH

    Scottish word for “narrow mountain pass” or wider meaning of “passage”. This hole you have to drive accurately to land in a narrow passage to get a clean shot to the green.

    Par 4 | Yardage: 447

    Easy to drive through dogleg into woods on right.
    Putts run fast from back towards front of green.

  • Hole 16

    Hole 16

    BIDH CURAMACH

    Scottish Gaelic for “Be Careful” as not one, but two opportunities for trouble on this seemingly easy hole with a dangerous fairway bunker and narrow green with slopes on one side.

    Par 4 | Yardage: 375

    Avoid bunker from tee.
    Tricky green.
    Don't miss right!

  • Hole 17

    Hole 17

    EILEAN DONAN

    Famous Scottish castle overlooking lake; #17 has the castle overlooking the Loch of Ballantrae.

    Par 3 | Yardage: 180

    What you see is what you get here.

  • Hole 18

    Hole 18

    ARTHUR’S SEAT

    Famous ridge overlooking Edinburgh; tee box overlooks the fairway… a proper finishing hole name back to the castle.

    Par 5 | Yardage: 478

    Reachable in 2 for many people. Good birdie opportunity.

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