What we say
Keeping out of trouble on the Old Course at Moray is tricky as the wind invariably whistles in from the adjacent Moray Firth. Gorse threatens throughout and the revetted bunkers look almost appealing by comparison.
Despite all the inevitable grief that you’ll encounter along the way, this truly thrilling course - designed by Old Tom Morris himself - is absolutely stunning. From the moment you tee off until you putt out on the elevated final green in front of the clubhouse, you can’t fail but fall under the magical spell of this glorious links.
Although you can’t ignore the roar of the Tornados screaming into Lossiemouth air base, the noise doesn’t put you off putting on the perfectly true greens. Apart from making it an appealing venue to play against a too talkative opponent, there is a genuine upside of ludicrously low green fees - possibly the best bargain in Scotland.
Moray Old is a challenging round of golf, but your good shots will also be rewarded. It is a fair test of true links golf and many visitors return again and again to take on its challenge.
You will have the opportunity at some holes to throw the ball right onto the greens, whereas for other shots you will get the chance to pitch and run. As former Masters and five times Open Champion Tom Watson, said - "it took me a number of years and visits to Scotland, before I caught on that links golf was the really traditional way to play the game, and above all, that it was fun!".
- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address Moray Golf Club, Stotfield Road, LOSSIEMOUTH
- Tel 01343 812018
- Website www.moraygolf.co.uk
|Green Fees||Mon-Sun: £30|
|Course Length||6,228 yards (5,695 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
There are two 18 hole courses here. We played the 'New' course in the morning and thought it was fine, with good greens and some challenging holes. At 6,068 yards, it's tough into the wind. The par 3s were especially difficult with the cross breeze! After a good lunch in the impressive Club House, we tackled the 'old' course. This was in even better condition than the 'New', with beautifully kept greens and approaches. A good and tough course at 6,572 yards. A word of warning..........lots of aircraft acvtivity from the RAF station which borders the course. Be prepared to duck the incoming fighters - measured one with my laser range finder at 32 yards above our heads. Becomes a bit of a nuisance after the 30th has flown right across your shot............