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Photograph of 15th green, Aberfoyle

Photograph of 15th green, Aberfoyle

Many of those who come here to take on the challenge of a stirring, though relatively short, golfing adventure on the southern edge of the Trossachs leave the eighteenth green exhilarated, if pretty tired.  Six par threes (not a long hole in sight) ensure that there is never a dull moment.

Aside from the physical exercise which is guaranteed, the major challenge is to decide exactly which club should be selected and - on more than a few occasions - in which direction the shot should be struck!  It is all part of the fun and the enjoyment factor is ever-present.

Wonderful views open up southwards as you reach the top of the course.  While tree-covered hillocks are ever in view to the southwest, the immediate southern landscape, while flat, is awash with vivid greens in spring and summer and it leads the viewer onwards to the Campsie Fells, some eight to ten miles away.  Arrival on the 5th green, in contrast, opens up a spectacular panorama towards the cone of Ben Lomond.

The object of the exercise of course, is not to depart the eighteenth green gibbering over romantic or scenic encounters, but to defeat the challenge of this unique golfing experience.  It is virtually guaranteed, however, (given good weather) that should one of these objectives fail then the other will overcome any disappointment.  It is impossible to believe that any golfer beginning his homeward journey will not do so without a spring in his step or a song in his heart.

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