The Muir of Ord Golf Club
The Muir of Ord Golf Club, Muir Of Ord, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV6 7SX
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5 reviews of The Muir of Ord Golf Club
Another course well short of 6,000 yards but certainly great fun. In lovely condition when I played with my son in July and great value with a 2 fore 1. Accuracy the name of the game so no need for the driver. Very hospitable clubhouse and friendly members
Have played this course almost every year for the last 15 or so years usually in June or July, when on holiday. Always in superb condition, this is most definitely one of my favourites of the lesser known courses in the North of Scotland and would recommend it to anyone. The first few holes are short par 4's but you need to be accurate with heather and whins lurking either side of the fairways. The greens are mostly small, hard and fast. a good test. There used to be a few holes on the other side of the road that runs past the course, but these were disused some years ago and 3 new holes built around the hill that sits the other side of the railway line that splits the course. These holes are somewhat out of character with the rest of the course which is sort of heathland/moorland in character. The new holes are more parkland type but a really good test. 2 for 1 tickets are accepted here, making this course really good value for money. If you are on your game, you will have a lot of fun round here. If not, well enjoy the wild flowers and old fashioned beauty of the course. The members are very friendly as are the staff. If you're fixated on monster length courses, pass on by. Otherwise, if your in the area, give it a go.
This is a cracking course, very deceptive from the main passing road. The opening few holes just get you warmed up before you cross the railway line and face a tremendous run of challenging holes. The real gems in this course are the 7th, 12th and 13th, and if you head for the 19th still in good shape after the 14th, then you have every chance of a good score. This is great value for money, very friendly and the quality and condition of this course in the spring/summer months WILL NOT BE BETTERED ANYWHERE! a real credit to the staff.
A wonderfully warm welcome and excellent value!. Using the 2-Fore! Today's Golfer scheme the cost for two of us was £18 for the day. The pro shop was well stocked with cheap balls and friendly, the 'pro' lent my playing partner his trolley for the day. The first few holes are relatively short but the fairways are tight with heather and gorse lurking. The 4th hole runs right by the railway line and out of bounds is an ever present danger! Once over the railway line the holes have a different feel, being longer with trees and hills adding interest. The views all round are interesting, with Ben Wyvis in the distance calling all 'munro-baggers'. A feature of the course are two excellent par-3's, along with number 11 forming Muir of Ord's own 'Amen Corner'. The real gems are nos. 12 and 13. At 211 yards long from an elevated tee,number 12 - the aptly named 'Thirsty', has two water hazzards; with jungle lurking immdeiately behind the green. Either 'lay-up' between the two streams or close your eyes, go for it and hold tight. The 13th 'Castle Hill' offers little respite despite being only 102(near vertcal!) yards, miss the grren to the left at your peril. The closing holes are more straightforward though the tee shot from the 17th can easily threaten the traffic on the nearby road. My only grouch about the course was that the 18th green is placed BEHIND the first tee, and immediately left is the a'cursed railway line and out of bounds. A good course with a warm welcome (though no food on Thursdays) that should be on any golfers itinerary when they are near Inverness.
The course has been redesigned during '96 to include three new holes taking the par for the course up to 68, 33 strokes in, 35 strokes out. The new holes lengthen the course and call for good spikes as well as larger lung capacity- well worth it though.
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