: Newcastle upon Tyne
: St, Cyrus
: Panmure Arms Hotel
: Glenshee Ski Centre
: Edzell Golf Club
: Tuck Inn, downstairs
The Angus Glens at the southern edge of the Grampian mountains are well known for their beauty. Their rivers and hills make them ideal for a variety of outdoor pursuits. Nestled amongst them are lovely villages and beautiful castles. Edzell Castle, Glamis Castle, Dunnotar Castle and Balmoral Castle on Royal Dee side are all within easy driving distance. The cities of Aberdeen and Dundee offer a host of sights, activities, shops and restaurants for those who miss city life and the fantastic beach at St. Cyrus is only 20 minutes from Edzell. Oakbank is the perfect location if you want to walk, fish, golf, cycle, hike, relax or even taste some whiskey at the oldest Scottish distillery in nearby Fettercairn. The Angus Glens can offer you all of this and more.
Other Activities: Whiskey tasting, sight seeing
Golf: Edzell Golf course is within walking distance of Oakbank and with its tranquil setting in the foothills of the Grampians, offering fine views at every corner of the course, it offers an unforgettable experience. Indeed the mountains form a backdrop to this lovely 18-hole, par 71,heathland/parkland course. It is generally viewed as a hidden gem amongst golf courses and should not be missed. In addition it has a 9-hole course and a floodlit driving range with practice greens and bunkers. The Club prides itself in the welcome offered to visitors. The Club retains a qualified P.G.A. Professional, Alastair Webster. His shop is fully stocked and offers a full range of clothing and equipment. Tuition is available seven days a week.
Edzell is a perfect base to sample some of the many great courses in the neighborhood; Carnoustie, Royal Aberdeen, Royal Montrose, Rosemount and even St. Andrews and Kings barns are all within driving range.
To ease the cost of playing why not look into 'green savers' or 'twoforone' vouchers which can halve the price of your round of golf. Another great way to play superb courses is to play in 'open' golf events. Check out the 'wee yellow book' which lists most open competitions around Scotland. You will need a handicap and to pre register.
Oakbank is part of the Visit Scotland 'Welcome Golfers' scheme ensuring that all facilities for golfers are catered for. So why not come and try for yourself.