monifieth medal hole 1
Hole 1 – Ian McLeod
Fairly gentle 338 yd opening hole. But beware, main Aberdeen – London railway line hard on right of fairway (out of bounds).
Pro’s tip: “A tee shot of 220-240 will take the trees behind the second tee out of play and still leave a short iron for your approach”
monifieth medal hole 2
Hole 2 – Jimmy Lindsay
Tough par 4 over 400 yds. After the gentle opening this hole will sort you out! It demands a good tee shot,hit your Driver unless your playing with a strong wind at your tail. The railway line come into play the nearer you get to the
Pro’s tip: “Try to avoid the right side of the green. 5 is not a
monifieth medal hole 3
Hole 3 – The Roses
Plays similar to
2nd, with trouble left and right off the tee. There is more ground
between middle guarding bunker and green than it looks.
“Avoid the bunkers on this hole at all cost, bunkers at 250-260 from the tee can come into play and also be aware of the big bunker in the middle when hitting your second shot which plays a little longer than it looks”
monifieth medal hole 4
Hole 4 – Featherbed
The longest and toughest par 4 on the course. Rough lines both sides of the fairway and a tricky new bunker has been put in at 255 yards,also tightly guarded green with a small gap between high mounds.
tip: “For all but the long hitters play this one as par 5. Try and avoid the bunker at 255 from the tee and keep left with your
monifieth medal hole 5
Hole 5 – South Buddon
First of the par
3’s. Tightly bunkered all round the green with a tee hard against the
Pro’s tip: “Although almost 200yds, if tee shot carries
ridge at 150yds it is downhill from there to the green.”
monifieth medal hole 6
Hole 6 – Lucky Daddy
Par 4 and not for the faint hearted. Burn to
the left, out of bounds to the right off the tee. A narrow well protected
Pro’s tip: “A short prayer before tackling this hole.”
monifieth medal hole 7
Hole 7 – North Buddon
A long par 4 in the opposite direction to first 6 holes. Longish carry over burn from tee, with
judgement of 2nd shot difficult.
Pro’s tip: “This will be the first hole
where wind is in the opposite direction. Think!”
monifieth medal hole 8
Hole 8 – The Valley
Short par 4 again heading East. A copse of trees is waiting for the overambitious. Tightly bunkered at green.
Pro’s tip: “Genuine Birdie chance. Short on line is the clever tee shot.”
monifieth medal hole 9
Hole 9 – Long Hole
First par 5. Fairly generous
off the tee but avoid the bunker at 250 on the left, the second shot requires a good one with plenty trouble waiting for the 2nd shot. Tightly
bunkered at the green.
Pro’s tip: “Try to keep both drive and 2nd shot
to left half of fairway.”
monifieth medal hole 10
Hole 10 – The Rashies
Par 4 with one of the most demanding drives. Water to the left,heather
mounds to the right. Beware the gathering bunker to right of green.
Pro’s tip: “Similar to the 1st hole, it is not necessarily a Driver off the
monifieth medal hole 11
Hole 11 – Ashbank
2nd par 3. Tightly
bunkered left and right at the green, with gorse bushes awaiting the
errant shot on both sides.
Pro’s tip: “Take plenty club. It plays longer
than it looks.”
monifieth medal hole 12
Hole 12 – Elsinore
par 4 with an angle ridge to make the bigger hitters think off the tee.
Bunkers and gorse await any 2nd shot hit to the right.
Pro’s tip: “Pay attention to judgement of 2nd shot.”
monifieth medal hole 13
Hole 13 – The Pyramids
The course starts to head for home. Tough par 4 with a
narrow fairway and trouble on both sides. A small awkward green.
Pro’s tip: “For the handicap golfer, 5 is a good score. ”
monifieth medal hole 14
Hole 14 – The Sandbed
Last of the par 3s. Shortest of the 3, but not
necessarily the easiest. The green looks small from the tee because it is so well bunkered.
Pro’s tip: “Check the wind direction on the tee,plays longer than looks. This hole lies in a different direction to the 13th.”
monifieth medal hole 15
Hole 15 – The Plantation
Many think of this as our signature hole. It requires a
good drive to the left half of the ridge. Anything down the right and you
are forced to deal with the large tree guarding the front right of the
Pro’s tip: “If you can’t drive over the ridge then it is best to play for short left or you will end up in old man’s gulch!”
monifieth medal hole 16
Hole 16 – Wilderness
Short par 4 which proves that length is not needed for a well designed
hole. Large bunkers left and right stop long hitters
going for the green which is itself well bunkered.
Pro’s tip: “A well
placed tee shot is essential. Short on line is better than long left
monifieth medal hole 17
Hole 17 – Provost Stewart
A long par 4 with a
narrow tee shot. A ring of bunkers 65yds short of the green demands the
choice of going for it, or a lay up. A long sloping green.
“This is a great golf hole. Easier said than done, but try to avoid the
monifieth medal hole 18
Hole 18 – Ian Hutcheon
Good par 5 hole
with trouble down the right for both 1st and 2nd shots. A long narrow
green with a small entrance is positioned in front of the Clubhouses.
Pro’s tip: “A real risk and reward hole. Played steadily for a 5 does not
present too many problems, but trying to hit the green with 2 big shots
can create many problems.”