Buckpool one of ten best underrated courses in Scotland – Golf Monthly 2020

Stats: par 70, 6,127 yards

Other than locals, few will have set foot on, perhaps even heard of, Buckpool golf course. But, it’s a brilliant coastal track on the Moray Firth by the town of Buckie. You’ll play it for just £40 a round and walk off thinking you’ve enjoyed superb value for money.

Designed by JH Taylor and dating from the early 1930s, it’s links in style even if on land slightly raised and back from the sea itself. Fairways are cut through the gorse and they run towards large, true greens. Well-placed bunkers provide protection, but it’s the encroaching gorse that often provides the principal threat.

Course and clubhouse may not look much at first glance, but this is not a book to be judged by its cover. Dig deeper and you’ll find golfing treasure.

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