|The clubhouse and views across the loch.|
Lochcarron Golf ClubThe setting for the course and clubhouse is magnificent. The loch stretches for a couple of miles, with those oh-so-familiar mountains framing the landscape. The course itself is nothing of consequence. A small space, a river and road running through it, a church and graveyard, and lots of gorse. The 1st green sits directly beyond the 2nd tee… an interesting concept… and holes 2 and 3 are also on this side of the road. The 4th plays over it.
Let’s be honest: this is here because locals want somewhere close to play golf, and it’s maintained and run by the members. I admire their passion.
|Views over the 3rd and 4th greens at Lochcarron GC.|
Rogie FallsAfter leaving the Lochcarron Hotel (where I was placed in the disabled room for some unknown reason – maybe it’s the hunch), I began the drive back to Inverness. It was the final side (west to east) of the ‘square’ route. It is not as dramatic as what I have been through and I quietly laughed at a carload of tourists heading in the opposite direction, photographing a pretty but comparatively small mountain… wait till they see what lies ahead.
|Rogie Falls in Easter Ross.|
And then the rain came. Hard, fast and violent. I watched in my rear view mirror as the family fled for the car. I imagine the German guy got soaked.
Strathpeffer Golf Club
|The short and very tempting par four 1st. You'll be trying|
to kill the ball, believe me.
|Views over the 2nd green and the par three 3rd.|
|The 11th hole sits at the very top of the course, with acres of views.|
|On the way to the Lochcarron Golf Club, I stopped at Castle Strome ruins.|