Press Release Summary = Alyth Golf Club makes the Scottish A-list. Course news and reviews at GolfEurope.com
Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald, National Golf Editor, Golf Publisher Syndications
ALYTH, Scotland (April 19, 2007) - The Alyth Golf Club is one of those fine little golf courses you come across when you roam the Scottish countryside - not really close to any major cities or tourist attractions, just sitting out here in the hinterlands waiting to be enjoyed by its members and guests.
And enjoyed it is.
\"It\'s a bloody good test of golf,\" said Steve Cochran, a resident of Alyth (pronounced A\'-lith) and a regular at the course. \"You have to hit it straight and be accurate, and you have to be on the right side of the hole. It\'s one of the better courses in the area. I like it as well because they always make you feel welcome, and you don\'t always get that.\"
It\'s a good thing the staff makes you feel welcome, because the course doesn\'t make it easy for you - not with its blind shots, rolling terrain and elevated greens, many of which drop off sharply. That isn\'t to say it\'s unwelcoming; it\'s a blast to play.
Take No. 2, a short par 4 on which you tee off uphill. If you can reach the hump 260 to 280 yards away (depending on which tees you play from), the fairways slopes down; on days when the fairways are hard enough, you can reach the green without too much stress.
No. 4 has a crazy right-to-left tilt that will make you dizzy. You must hit it right here, and watch your ball roll down to the middle or even to the left side of the fairway. On No. 8, you tee off over an old stone wall - the kind you came to Scotland expecting to see - and you can smack a sheep in the adjacent pasture if you slice it.
Alyth\'s easy on the eyes as well, with its rural views of Angus and Perthshire. Cochran pointed across the fairway and the sheep pastures to one of the green and brown hills that ring the layout.
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April 20, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.