In many ways the second course at Monifieth, the Ashludie, is a miniature version of the Medal course. Although slightly further away from the coast the terrain is not only similar in type but also in quality.
The course is 1,500 yards shorter than its big brother but with slightly smaller greens and more aggressive contouring around them the challenge is no less diminished and arguably a lot more fun. It’s the type of course that feeds your imagination and enables you to conjure up shots that you rarely get chance to play on most other courses. The Ashludie features in our best golf courses under 6,000 yards and is a par 68.
I can’t speak highly enough of this lovely ‘wee course’ and unless it’s demanding championship golf that you’re seeking for your second round of the day this is more than worth a play.
The raised green at the 275 yard first sets a tone that resounds throughout the full 18 holes. There are a number of short par fours that alone wouldn’t be out of place on many a top golf course. As a collection they come together to produce a lively and entertaining round of golf.
If you’re visiting Monifieth please make sure you make the time to play both courses, you won’t be disappointed. The greens we were greeted with on both courses were amongst the fastest and most consistent we had played all year. They were an absolute joy to putt on.
Read the review of Monifieth Links (Medal) here.
The second course at Trevose very rarely crops in conversation but during a family holiday to the Cornish Resort I made sure to play it.
The third course at Trevose, aptly named the "Short Course" is just 1,360 yards.