SCOTLAND’S BEST PAR 5 GOLF HOLES

Scotland's best par 5

Compiling these composite courses that everyone seems to enjoy trying to assemble isn’t a new trick. We’ve seen variations on themes, including par 3’s only, but then we figured no one had done a par 5 course. Why? Well perhaps par 5’s are ugly ducklings? They don’t have the charisma of the short assignment, and certainly don’t offer you the ultimate chance of holing out in one. So we felt Faraway Fairways needed to put this right and strike a blow for the par 5’s. We’ve assembled 18 holes based on using the correct hole number on the appropriate course, for what we hope is Scotland’s best par 5 golf holes. As always with this restriction in place, some incredibly fantastic holes were excluded by virtue of sharing a number. Carnoustie’s superb sixth is an obvious casualty, and Castle Stuart’s second would have graced our course too were it not up against Aberdeen’s. A similar dilemma confronted us on number fourteen where the ‘Spectacles’ hole, again at Carnoustie, ran into to a ‘classic’ from the St Andrews Old Course. Basically some holes that we wouldn’t necessarily hold in quite such a high regard can always make the cut therefore, whereas certain hole numbers rarely seemed to support a par 5, just to make things tougher. That’s the nature of the challenge we’re afraid. We suppose the only blessing was that the challenge didn’t require us to actually establish which precise hole was Scotland’s best par 5

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HOLE
NUMBER
YARDSHOLE
NUMBER
YARDS
1TRUMP INTERNATIONAL 541 yds10TRUMP TURNBERRY, Dinna Fouter 562 yds
2
ROYAL ABERDEEN, Pool554 yds11DOWNFIELD, Paddlers Joy 498 yds
3PRESTWICK, The Cardinal533 yds12KINGSBARNS, Orrdeal606 yds
4TRUMP INTERNATIONAL, Blairton Burn515 yds13EYEMOUTH, Hawk Ness607 yds
5ST ANDREWS OLD COURSE570 yds14ST ANDREWS, Long530 yds
6
CRUDEN BAY, Bluidy Burn505 yds15DURNESS505 Yds
7GLENEAGLES QUEENS COURSE, Westlin Wynd 491 yds16GLENEAGLES CENTENARY, Lochan loup543 yds
8BRORA501 Yds17SPEY VALLEY523 yds
9MUIRFIELD558 yds18CASTLE STUART, Home595 yds

At 10,057 yards this would be no easy par of 90, but we are sympathetic to those of you who find yourself protesting about some of our omissions.

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