Kinross Golf Courses - The Montgomery
Arguably the more demanding of the two courses at Kinross, The Montgomery is set in lovely parkland close to Loch Leven with views across to the Lomond Hills beyond. Tree-lined fairways, water hazzards and undulating greens mean that it presents a good challenge for high and low handicappers alike.
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.
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 hardest hole? The par-4 18th at 443 yards!
The very last hole probably stands out in what is a tough 4 hole finishing stretch. Many a golfer has stood on the 18th tee thinking about returning a good scorecard only to have their hopes dashed with the brutish 443 yards to a difficult green on this par-4.
The best par-3 on The Montgomery is the 4th, just 139 yards uphill to a green that slopes considerably from front to back. Any shot that finds either of the front bunkers is almost instantly a bogey and chipping around this green is never easy.
The favourite par-4 on the course in the 16th. Placement off the tee is vital and there is a long iron approach to a well-guarded green. Make the green in two and walking off with a par is usually a result.
The 11th is The Montgomery's best par-5 with a pond in front of the green that makes this 498 yard hole a great risk and reward test. It is especially so for those playing the yellow tees at 465 yards: given the right wind and ground conditions, it will be very tempting to fetch the green in two. But beware - the second shot must be perfect or it will likely find a watery grave in the pond.