Play a Round at Letham Grange Golf Course
Letham Grange boasts of two golf courses set in the tranquil, picturesque Angus countryside. Located in Colliston, Abroath in Central Scotland, the Old course and Glens Course are quite different from the windy links courses of Scotland. This does not, however, mean that they offer less of a challenge - in fact Letham Grange Old Course is considered to be one of the most difficult inland courses in Scotland. It has even been compared with the world famous Augusta course.
Old is a relative term and the Old Course at Letham Grange was designed by Donald Steel in 1987. Spanning over 6900 yards this par 73 course is a mixed golf course where some holes have tree lined fairways and others open undulating parkland. Water hazards add to the challenge on most of the holes. It has hosted Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 1994 and 2000.
The most memorable holes at the Old Course are the eighth and tenth. The par three 160-yard 8th hole needs the shot to carry over water all the way. The tenth hole has an elevated tee and is a tricky par 4. Here too the second shot has to carry over water to the green.
The Glens Course was designed by Mac Auley in 1991. It is shorter at 5528 yards and is a par 68 course. It is physically less demanding than the Old but does call for thinking, planning and accurate drives to find the narrow fairways. The course is beautifully landscaped with a lovely layout of new tree and shrub plantations. Strangely there are no water hazards here. The holes from the 13th are tighter and more demanding than the first 12.
The clubhouse at Letham Grange was originally a Victorian Mansion House and has been converted into a 4 star hotel with separate bars for golfers. It boasts of a very large practice area with putting and chipping greens. Buggies and trolleys are available to hire. Besides the mansion there is more modern, value for money estate accommodation. The Carnoustie Country Golf Pass that offers discounted golf at 19 courses in the area includes the two Letham Grange courses.