1st Tee, Balmoral Castle Private Golf Course, Crathie, Nr Ballater, Royal Deeside, Cairngorms National Park, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK.

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    1. Big..Al 68 months ago | reply

      Great shot, shame my golf shots weren't that good! Looking in good shape considering the use it must have had over the summer.

      I wonder how many off duty patrols started from this spot...

    2. sgterniebilko 68 months ago | reply

      Big Al

      When I first played Balmoral it was only a nine tee course and the first tee was the current 10th tee to the right of trees in the picture.

      Played with Dave Gilby and others for many hours in our off duty time, only 8 hour tours of duty then, plenty of time to play!

      Those were the days!

    3. Big..Al 68 months ago | reply

      I'm sure it was just 9 holes when I went round, just had to do it twice! Couldn't have done that if I didn't have 18 hours downtime between shifts...

      Here's a card from those days, shows 18 holes but it more a case of 9 holes and 18 tees.

      Balmoral Golf Course Score Card c.1994

      My score was more in line with the yardage than Par rating!

    4. sgterniebilko 68 months ago | reply

      Yes, It's always been 9 HOLES but is now with 18 different TEES. In my day there were only 9 TEES. See earlier comment.

      Not a long course but you have to be accurate or the penal rough will certainly get you!

    5. @Jenny@ 68 months ago | reply

      Lovely view.

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