The Strabathie course at Murcar is a little nine-hole relief course that has two sets of tees and plays to 5,364 yards if you are to go round twice, par is 70.
James Braid is credited with the design which features half-a-dozen links holes towards the start and end of the round with the other holes played over softer ground on the opposite side of a burn that runs through the course.
The eighth is the best hole on the course although I was also fond of the simple but elegant par three 7th.
The Strabathie doesn’t compare to the main course at Murcar but there are a few interesting shots and if you have time for a warm-up before tacking the championship course it is conveniently located and shouldn’t take you too long to whizz round once.
Read the review of Murcar (Championship) 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.