Excellent meal today really glad the catering staff are back hope they continue to do well xx

- Angela Beveridge-16th August 2020 -
- Andy Smith 28th August 2020 -

lovely day out although not advising us of the holes changes didn't help with the sky caddie. But will be back 🏌️‍♂️⛳

- Robert Boulton -

Great course well laid out, greens are in good condition considering the lazy sods that don’t repair their pitch marks. Hospitality was good welcoming staff

Steve McMahon - 6 September 2020

After playing Pitreavie GC on Thursday with my cousin, I thought I should drop you a line to share my views on the experience.

The welcome and assistance we received in the pro shop and the bar set the tone for the evening. Very friendly and helpful.

Despite some of the yellow tees being a bit messy (mainly due to wet worm casts), the challenge was good. There is a good mix of par 5’s (short enough to give the ego a boost); par 4’s to test most 2nd shot irons in the bag; par 3’s to make you think. The turf on some of the fairways was a joy and almost links like in places.

The 1st and 2nd cuts of rough was fair and playable - I bought a strokesaver so I was warned! There was also elements of proper no go areas which every course should have.

The bunkers were not great simply because the recent heavy rain had compacted the top inch of playing sand - just Scottish weather I’m afraid.

The greens are probably the best parkland greens I’ve putted on this year. Despite some aeration work on some greens and recent heavy rain, they were fast enough and the ball hugged the surface with a true smooth roll. That said, get the wrong side of the hole and a de-green was on the cards!
I managed to bag a few birdies to cancel out a couple of clumsy 3 putts.

We really enjoyed the par 3’s and you can see why Augusta copied Pitreavie in getting Dr McKenzie on board. The design and test presented along with a stiff breeze made correct club selection vital.

The only “aesthetic” downside was the mess left after the rough had been cut - I don’t know if you have blowers available on the back of your roughcutter?

It is unfortunate that Covid has forced the re-routing of the course as the “flow” did feel a bit disjointed. I’ll definitely come back to play the normal route.

Overall we both really enjoyed the experience and test at Pitreavie and I’ve already recommended PGC to friends.

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Kind Regards

Steve McMahon