SCOTLAND

Dundee, Angus & Perthshire

Map of Scotland showing Dundee and Angus

Overview

At the area`s centre, the home town of our Director of Tours, Stewart, Dundee, Scotland`s fourth largest city, has seen a great Renaissance in recent years with over £1Bn being spent on a regeneration of the old, industrial city. It is surrounded by great links like the scene of so many great Champion`s wins in the Open at Carnoustie and the ancient course of Montrose plus some wonderful heathland courses at perhaps Scotland`s finest 5* hotel, Gleneagles. Add in some lovely scenery in the lower Highlands, great distilleries and historic castles along with fabulous hospitality and you will love this beautiful area of “bonnie Scotland.”
Carnoustie

Carnoustie Golf Course, Dundee and Angus

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Gleneagles King's

Gleneagles Kings Golf Course, Dundee and Angus 

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Gleneagles PGA

Gleneagles PGA Golf Course, Dundee and Angus

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Gleneagles Queen's

Gleneagles Queen's Golf Course, Dundee and Angus 

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Monifieth

The Monifieth Links as we know it today hugs the London to Aberdeen railway line for much of the front nine and is a stern test of golf where the 5 times Open champion Tom Watson played his first Links golf in qualifying for the 1975 Open at Carnoustie which he won.

The original 9 hole course was designed by the generally accepted best player in Scotland and therefore, at the time, the world, Allan Robertson and his colleague and fellow Saint Andrean Alexander Pirie in 1845.

Golf was so popular in Monifieth (the Monifieth Golf Club was formed in 1858 and the Broughty Golf Club in 1878 followed by the Ladies Club in 1893) that the course was extended in 1880 to its present day 18 where Open qualifying is held when the Championship is played at nearby Carnoustie.

Montrose

Golf has been played on this site for over 450 years and is the 5th oldest course in the World. The course hugs the same East coast as its near neighbors Carnoustie and Royal Aberdeen and is just as enjoyable.

In 1888 4 time Open champion Old Tom Morris lent his deft touch to the course bringing it up to date, a process which Willie Park Jnr (architect of such world renowned courses as Sunningdale Old and Olympia Fields amongst a portfolio of 170 designs) carried on and was completed by the legendary Harry Colt in the early 1900’s.

The original club dates back to 1810 and has protected the 1562 links course to this day.

Panmure

Panmure Golf Course, Dundee, Angus and Perthshire

This is the hidden gem where Ben Hogan warmed up for his 1953 Open win at nearby Carnoustie and proclaimed the 6th as the second best par 4 in the world second only to the 11th at Cypress Point – high praise indeed! But not surprising as this magnificent links is a great test and a pleasure to play.

Seventeen gentlemen met in 1845 to form the Panmure Golf Club which played over the Monifieth Links originally but by 1893 the Links there had become so busy that the club gifted their modest clubhouse to the Ladies Panmure Golf club and upped sticks a few miles down the coast to Barry.

These links were constructed and played until 1922 when 5 times Open champion James Braid came and oversaw the renovation which makes it the great test of golf and elevated it to the prestigious club it is today.

The Rookery, Carnoustie

Set in the heart of Angus, perhaps Scotland`s finest larder, the exquisite menu created by top chefs makes the most of locally sourced Arbroath smokies, world famous Angus beef, East coast lobster and some of the finest fruit and potatoes in the world. It is the highlight of the new clubhouse at Carnoustie Golf Links and enjoys great views over the 8 times Open venue.

Forgan’s, Broughty Ferry

Sister property to the restaurant of the same name located in the Forgan golf club factory of yester year in St Andrews, this wonderful venue delivers superb quality Scottish produce-led food and drinks via the owners` G1`s tried and tested formula for outstanding success.

Like St Andrews you can dine in the private “bothies” or in the main restaurant which has a great ambience for food or a few drinks.

Gleneagles Hotel

Gleneagles Golf Course Hotel

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Malmaison

This lovely building has been a hotel since 1899 when it opened as a Temperance Hotel – a total contrast to the thriving night life in the hotel and along the waterfront over which the hotel looks. Situated a stone throw from the only Victoria and Albert Museum outside London it boasts a great Chez Mal restaurant and one of the cities` best bars.

Known as the Tay Centre and Tay hotel in the past, many of the original hotel`s features have been retained making it arguably the most attractive property in the Malmaison portfolio and the hotel of choice for many famous figures from the past such as Winston Churchill who was the MP for Dundee in the 1920`s, The Beatles, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and many more acts playing at the Caird Hall next door