Bunkered all your golfing needs

Best golf holes in Scotland revealed

Saltire

The closing hole of the Old Course at St Andrews has been voted as the best golf hole in Scotland.

The poll, undertaken by VisitScotland, set out to discover which golf holes in Scotland exhibited #ScotSpirit and received more than 3,000 votes.

Tom Morris, St Andrews’ iconic final hole and home to the Valley of Sin, took the award for the best hole and best closing hole, while its neighbouring 17th hole was voted the best par-4 in Scotland.

We’re proud to honour such a diverse range of our spectacular courses

- Malcolm Roughead

Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, said: “We’re thrilled that the golfing public have taken the time to put their support behind their favourite courses in Scotland, from local favourites to the home of golf itself, St Andrews.

“Every club plays it part in making Scotland the essential golfing destination, so we’re proud to honour such a diverse range of our spectacular courses.”

18Th St Andrews

The ninth hole at Cruden Bay Golf Club on the Aberdeenshire coast claimed the award for best view, beating out competition from the Castle Course at St Andrews, Machrihanish Dunes and Gullane Golf Club, with the category including nominations for more than 300 individual holes.

The 12th hole at Hopeman Golf Club, for example, received more than 120 votes for the best view despite not being shortlisted.

The Machrihanish Golf Club confirmed its status as the owners of the best opening hole in the world. The Battery, whose tee box already features a plaque to that effect, received over 1,000 votes as the best opening hole in Scotland.

8Th Royal Troon

The Postage Stamp (eighth) at Royal Troon was voted the best par-3 in Scotland, while the 12th hole at Kingsbarns was voted the best par-5.

Full results

Best HoleTom Morris, 18th at the Old Course, St Andrews (799 votes, 27% share)
Best Opening HoleThe Battery, 1st at Machrihanish Golf Club (1,025 votes, 30% share)
Best Closing Hole - Tom Morris, 18th at the Old Course, St Andrews (825 votes, 24% share)
Best Par-3The Postage Stamp, 8th at Royal Troon (891 votes, 26% share)
Best Par-4Road, 17th at the Old Course, St Andrews (1,176 votes, 36% share)
Best Par-5Orrdeal, 12th at Kingsbarns Golf Club (654 votes, 19% share)
Best View – 9th at Championship Course, Cruden Bay Golf Club (662 votes, 20% share)

Golf News

THE OPEN Henrik Stenson has rented house burgled
Henrik Stenson

By Bunkered Golf Magazine

THE OPEN Sergio Garcia hurt after frustrated swipe at gorse
Sergio Garcia

By Martin Inglis

THE OPEN Jon Rahm escapes unscathed from another rules situation
Jon Rahm

By Martin Inglis

THE OPEN Jordan Spieth chews way to Open lead
Jordan Spieth

By Martin Inglis

Sorenstam tips Matthew to lead at Gleneagles
SOLHEIM CUP

By Michael McEwan

Other Top Stories

THE OPEN Can you name the past 40 Open champions?
Quiz

By Bunkered Golf Magazine

COMPETITION Win a premium putter from Bettinardi
Bettinardi Golf

By Bunkered Golf Magazine

THE OPEN Nick Dougherty's complete guide to Royal Birkdale
Nick Dougherty

By Bunkered Golf Magazine

The Open Championship 2017: Full field
The Open

By Bunkered Golf Magazine

THE OPEN R&A chief brands BBC coverage 'tired and outdated'
Trending

By Michael McEwan

Join our community
subscribe to our newsletters below