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Designer: James Braid
Championship Length: 6,817 yards
PAR: 72/73
SSS (Course Rating): 72
Type: Parkland
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Who this course is best for:

A golfer looking to include a wonderful inland course to add to an itinerary of links courses. Perfectly situated between Carnoustie and St Andrews.


Downfield is recognized as one of the finest inland course in the United Kingdom. It has played host to many events over its long history. In the past tournaments like the S.P.G.A. Masters, Scottish Boys Stroke Play, P.G.A. Scottish Open, Scottish Amateur, British Girls Home Internationals, but it was the great honor of being a Final Qualifying venue for the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1999 and again in 2007 that has put Downfield Golf Club rightly, near the top of the tree as a golfing destination.

Set in beautiful parkland, Dundee’s premier course is a challenge to every golfer teeing off at the wonderful 1st hole and moving round the rolling contours of the course. The wildlife on the course is breathtaking with foxes, squirrels, deer, water fowl, ducks and buzzards, as well as many other interesting species scampering around. With fantastic scenery, a huge variety of holes, the feeling that the course is a million miles from civilization and so many different species of tree within the perimeter, it is no wonder people remember their visit long after they have gone away.

There are a wide variety of challenges at Downfield with some water in play on no fewer than 7 holes. There are 5 par fives, from the championship tees and the 11th is one of the finest holes you will ever play.

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“We think Royal County Down might have been our favorite course but admittedly it would be nearly impossible to rank all the courses and discerning the relative levels of greatness could only be done by a very thin margin; we literally loved playing all of them.”

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