Caird Park is a relaxed and welcoming course that is well worth a visit. Established in 1923, it is one of Dundee’s three municipal golf courses and with trees and rough grass to tighten things up, the course presents a variety of challenges over an easy-walking terrain.
The first is an easy opener and sets the tone for the first six holes, as long as the short grass is found from the tee! Make the most of it as a testing stretch follows from the 7th through to the 13th. For instance, the 11th hole emerges from the trees and crosses the Ghelly Burn; a good par five that requires an attacking position for the green. The 12th is a long par three at 238 yards crossing back over the burn and probably the hardest hole on the course. Make it through this stretch unscathed and the closing five holes will present you with some birdie chances to finish with.
One of the lesser-known golf courses in Carnoustie Country, Caird Park offers a great day out.
Caird Park Golf Course is not particularly long, but use the first six holes wisely to build a score because holes 7 to 13 are longer and more difficult. If you do slip up, you’ll have the chance to finish strong, with real birdie opportunities coming during the final 5 holes.