HOLE 1 - THE FIRST HOLE

An attractive opening par 3 with a large bunker in front of the green.

Pro’s Tip: Try to avoid the bunker from your tee shot. Better to go over than too short.

HOLE 2 - OUT OF THE WOODS

A tight par 4 with trouble everywhere.

Pro’s Tip: A good straight drive will reward you with a second shot onto the green. Beware of the bunkers on the right and burn.

HOLE 3 - OVER THE WA'

This par 3 is straight up the hill, over a wall half-way up.

Pro’s Tip: Don’t be caught out by the wall. Play one more club than is needed, and beware not to stray to the right as the green-side bunkers await an erratic drive.

HOLE 4 - THE GAP

This is the longest hole on the course. A long straight drive will take away the trouble on either side of fairway.

Pro’s Tip: Positioning off the tee is more important here than distance to give you a second shot onto the green. A tricky par 4.

HOLE 5 - THE WATER

This is the signature hole in the Queen’s Course. A short par 3 over a large pond.

Pro’s Tip: Make sure you have enough club to land beyond this water hazard!

HOLE 6 - THE ROAD HOLE

A short par 4 with a burn and small pond guarding the green.

Pro’s Tip: A lay-up is required from the tee for most players, or if you are adventurous, you can attempt to drive the green. Fortune favours the brave.

HOLE 7 - VICTORIA WOOD

This the longest par 3 on the course, with a shallow bunker to the right the green, and light rough to the right.

Pro’s Tip: It looks easier than it plays. A good straight drive will make this hole no trouble.

HOLE 8 - ROUND THE CORNER

This par 4 is a short-dog leg left. The green is not visible from the tee. Half-way up the fairway lies a small burn in front of dyke. There is an out of bounds area on the left.

Pro’s Tip: This is probably the most difficult tee shot on the course. A bold drive will clear the wall. A better approach is to lay up before the wall for a better angle to attack the green.

HOLE 9 - THE LAST

The final hole is a lengthy par 4, a downhill tee shot, with uphill second shot. The green is guarded by bunkers all around, and there is out of bounds on the left.

Pro’s Tip: Enjoy the Deeside scenery from the elevated tee. A straight shot is necessary as there are bunkers waiting for you if you miss the fairway.