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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
90.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 26 reviews
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4.5
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
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13 out of 14 reviews
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4.4
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.2%
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15 out of 17 reviews
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King James VI Golf Club

About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6038 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

The King James VI Golf Club, located in Perth, Scotland, is a historic and unique private golf course also open to visitors. It was founded in 1858.

The Tay River setting is notable as it is the country's only self-contained course on a river island. The Island course is only accessible by foot by a sidewalk on the side of a train bridge crossing the Tay.

Founded nearby at Perth's South Inch, King James VI was relocated to Moncrieffe Island in 1897. It was designed by Tom Morris, the legendary winner of multiple British Open Championships and a noted course designer.

Morris was noted for incorporating natural features such as walls, burns and heather into his designs, and players of his new island golf course had to contend with many mounds and banks as well as some trees and bunkers. King James VI is set on well-drained, parkland. Although it is set on an island, the water is not always obvious, as a wide variety of trees border the fairways and line many of the banks.

Course Details

Year Built 1858
Golf Season Year round
Architect Old Tom Morris

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim jeans or jean like trousers. Shirts should have collars and sleeves.Ladies may wear sleeveless golf shirts.Shorts should be tailored.No football shirts or tracksuit bottoms.No spikes or golf shoes in the clubhouse.

Food & Beverage

Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
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4.0
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Nice Course difficult access

Had a nice round at this course. Issues getting a trolley and clubs to and from the course would mean it’s unlikely I’d recommend to female friends.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Flat course

Staff friendly. The course is a bit of challenge to get to but I will say that actually made it more interesting and we where intrigued to find what was hidden on the island. The course is a short couse with a few interesting holes. On the whole 7/10 .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Gem - Great Course and Friendly atmosphere

Second chance to play the course as rain interrupted the last experience. Very welcoming club, fantastic staff, good food and a wonderful varied course. What golf should be about!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice course

Nice course, in good condition. Managed to get round two hours thirty minutes, very quiet in early afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course

Fairways and greens in excellent condition staff very friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Played this course and although not most accessible due to its location it is definitely worth playing was in great condition,not hardest you will ever play but enjoyable and flat and lovely scenery will be back again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

You must play The Island

This is a great set up. Doable but not easy. Flat, and set in mature tree lined fairways.

Clubhouse staff very helpful.

If you have never been you are missing out. If you have been then you know I am right!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average for this time of year

Autumn leaves everywhere could still lose your ball even hitting middle of the fairway, winter green and flooded course on 2 holes from the tay so they were closed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

cracking wee course

Nice layout. Greens were great considering the weather, a credit to the green staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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