Monday, 12 July 2010

Inverallochy GC - course no 321

Polly and I played this very good course on 7 July 2010. Inverallochy is a small fishing village just east of Fraserburgh and at 5131 yards, par 66 off the yellows, its easy walking 18 hole links course is pretty short. First impressions are that it is an easy looking course, but don't let first impressions fool you. The rough was penal, with a wedge back to the nearest bit of fairway being the most sensible option on most occasions. The course was in great condition and like so many we'd played on this trip, the fairways and greens were running very fast. Inverallochy was great fun to play, with some good views out to sea and a series of interesting holes, particularly on the back 9. This is me on the 13th tee (probably slightly too far away from the ball - and yes, the drive did go way right!) Indeed, I didn't hit many fairways and ended up with an 85, or 9 over the net par. Polly didn't score any better and after a close contest, I (just) won the game, taking the score to 6-2. Polly and I were really pleased we played here, as it was a welcome relief from the "bigger" courses we'd played at Murcar Links etc. Inverallochy has no frills or pretensions. It's just a good village links course with friendly members and a welcoming atmosphere, with excellent value golf in a great setting. This is the view up the 15th, with the 14th green in the foreground - inviting or what? Indeed, what more would you need for a relaxing bounce game during a golfing holiday?

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