When you think of Scottish Golf, one name invariably comes to mind – ol’ Tom Morris. At Tarland Golf Club near Aberdeen, not only does the legend live on, but you get the opportunity to play an actual Morris design at this delightful and scenic nine-hole run. Playing to nearly 6,000 yards when played to 18 holes, Tarland is notorious for its rich variety of wildlife, and for the number of golfers willing to make the trek to the town of Tarland to give this Morris masterpiece a go.
Tarland golf course is a parkland course that will challenge nearly all level of player, and where accuracy and solid golf course management will result in a good score at a run with a rating of 68. Low green fees and a friendly atmosphere dominate this club, where strategically placed bunkers and mature trees will give attacking players a pause before the pull out the big guns at the golf course’s many tempting and risk-reward par 4s.
The course and its surroundings are famous locally for the rich variety of wildlife and one is frequently rewarded with the sight of soaring buzzards or deer crossing the fairways, so golf is not the only pleasure of a round at Tarland. Of particular not is the view from the eighth fairway across the Dee valley to the magnificent Lochnagar