|| West Linton Golf Club
||West Linton, Peebleshire, Scotland
|Comments from Scott Mackay, West Linton, Peeblesshire, Scotland
| West Linton is a gem of a golf course, lying on Slipperield Moor above the village of West Linton, 15 miles south of Edinburgh on the main A702 Road south to England.
At 6200 yards the course is not overlong but this is a serious test with a par of 69 and an SSS 70. The greens are small and very well protected. Should you miss you will rarely be presented with what could be regarded as an easy recovery shot. This course really bears its teeth when the wind blows but is Gods own Country when the sun shines and holds spectacular views of the hills of Upper Tweeddale and is dominated by the imposing Mendick Hill to the southwest.
The course starts out with a gentle par 4 followed by a par 3 then begins to open up with a genuinely testing par 5 4th hole which, with its green cut into the sloping fairway, makes it a genuine 'on in 3'. The 7th green is the highest on the course, a photograph of which can be seen on our website at www.wlgc.co.uk.
The 14th (also photo on website) is the signature hole with a tee shot over an imposing gully to a rolling fairway.
The finish is one of the toughest to be found in these parts with a long par 4 16th followed by the 190yd 17th and 236 yard 18th. The closing hole is the toughest par 3 you will find anywhere this side of Pebble Beach, being played uphill to a green sloping sharply right to left and which is protected by four bunkers. There is a gully infront of the tee, O.O.B. right and oblivion left. This is not for the faint hearted and many cards have been ruined as ball after ball is pumped into "Mrs Hoggs Garden". At £20 weekdays and £30 at the weekends this is a must. If you are passing on the road north or south , pop in. We will be pleased to see you.
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