Kinross Golf Courses - The Bruce
The Bruce course at Kinross is one of two fine 18 hole parkland courses open to golfers visiting Fife and Perthshire. The two Kinross Golf Courses are managed in conjunction with the Green hotel and are ideally located in Central Scotland within easy distance of Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews.
Kinross offers two courses: The Bruce and The Montgomery. If you come across a group or society that has spent the day playing both courses, ask the golfers which course they enjoyed the most. Some will say "The Bruce" while others will say "The Montgomery." The best way to answer the question for yourself is to play them both; come for the day or take advantage of one our value-laden stay-and-play packages.
Arguably the more varied of the two courses at Kinross, The Bruce is set in lovely parkland close to Loch Leven with views across to the Lomond Hills beyond. It is most notable for having a run of no less than four par-5s in the space of six holes, punctuated in the middle by the Bruce’s infamous ‘pond hole’, which results in an unusual par-39 outward nine.
Kinross is located south of Perth just off the M90 on the banks of Loch Leven. Getting to Kinross is easy, especially from the Central Belt: drive time to Glasgow is 60 minutes and 30 minutes to Edinburgh. Many repeat visitors come from north-east Scotland, The Borders, and north-east England.The Bruce is a little easier to play and we've not introduced a "The Bruce Challenge" (yet), but this course has many challenges of its own.
The hardest hole? The par-4 6th at just 272 Yards!
The course's unpredictability is most shocking on the par-4 6th. It's the Stroke Index 1 hole and it only requires a mid-iron off the tee followed by a wedge. But watch out for the “ball magnetic” pond in front of the green, which often results in big numbers.
It's difficult to pick the “best” par-3 on The Bruce but many golfers love the picturesque 16th. It's 160 yards from the white tees, but choosing the right club can be difficult as the green is long and well-protected.
The par-4 14th provides an enjoyable shot downhill to the large green. Not as famous as that tricky 6th hole, but not likely to generate so much golfing angst.
Although the par-5 4th hole might seem like an obvious birdie opportunity, even the strongest golfers leave the hole happy with a par. The second shot is perhaps the most difficult on the course, whether you are going for the green or not.