Helmsdale Golf Club
Golf Road,
Helmsdale, Highland KW8 6JA
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40 km north of Dornoch (A9)

Course Details

Course Name: Helmsdale Holes: 9 Yardage: 3720 SSS: 61

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Bob Johnstone 6/02

    Bob Johnstone wrote on: May 31, 2002

    A short, but challenging nine hole inland course. From the club house you firstly need to identify the bungalow with the honesty box for the green fee! As the annual membership equals 4 day tickets you will realise that this is excellent value for money.
    First hole is a blind 256yd par 4. A slightly faded drive is required.
    Second hole is from a high tee to a postage stamp green 82 yards away. Out of bounds directly behind the green makes it a challenging tee shot.
    The third hole is 137 yard par 3 and if you avoid the heavy bushes on the right should present no difficulties.
    The fourth tee is on the edge of someone's garden!! A 301 yard par 4 blind hole. Easy if you drive accurately over the ridge otherwise prepare to play lots of provisional balls!
    The fifth is a 179 yard par 3 should present no difficulties. Neither should the par 4 sixth, which at 308 yards is the longest hole on the course.
    The 7th is a 238 yard par 4 and the 8th is a challenging 167 yard par 3 blind hole where it is best to aim for the left of the greeen.
    Finally climb up to the ninth tee, enjoy the panoramic view. A straight shot downhill to the green 192 yards away will leave you two putts for par.
    The course is well maintainted and has a small clubhouse with toilet facilities. A most pleasant Highland course which favours the accurate iron player rather than the big hitter.
    Even in the middle of summer there are no queues.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Neil Gunn 03/02

    Neil Gunn wrote on: Feb 28, 2002

    I couldn't let this delightful little course pass by without any recognition at all. Securely tucked away up a side street (possibly THE side street in this tiny town) is a little gem of 9 holes of golf. Short but tight, this test of golf rewards neatness of play - there's no need to thrash the ball off the tee, in fact if you overhit the 2nd tee shot you might be paying a homeowner a visit to explain why their window is broken. Maybe my recollection is clouded by the fact I eagled the first with a blind 7 iron from the left of the fairway but on a warm summer evening with the sun dying behind the hills like an orange flood I suddenly remembered why I enjoyed playing golf...........