With Open Fairways play great golf at King James VI Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland
17 January 2019
"A Jewel in Perth's Crown" the words of Perth Provost, John Hulbert describes perfectly the stunning attraction which awaits golfers of all standards.
The Golf Club was Founded in 1858 nearby at Perth's South Inch, but relocated to its current home on Moncreiffe Island in 1897, making it one of the oldest surviving Golf Clubs in the UK. Purpose-built, and believed to be the only Inland Island Golf Course in the country
The course is a well drained, parkland 18 holes with a wide variety of trees bordering very lush fairways. The River Tay surrounds the course but the water is not always obvious as trees line many of the banks. A hook at several holes will, however, almost certainly join a choice collection of balls in a watery grave.
Just five minutes on foot from the town centre, the river splits to create Moncrieffe Island the home of King James VI Golf Club. The club is the only one in the world named after a previous monarch and there are just two golf courses situated on an island in a river. By coincidence (or perhaps not), the other river island course is in Perth, Australia! Access to the course is via a walkway on the rail bridge in Tay Street. The largest trolley can easily negotiate this path.