First Hole


Captain’s Caper

Tobar an Steallain

136 Yard

Par 3

  • The Captain’s Caper is the name of a Highland dance, and the hole is named in honour of a former captain of the R&A who opened the redesigned course at Traigh in 1995. Using a three iron he struck the first shot, which soared way beyond the green – following the advice for anyone who is hitting an opening drive, ‘For God’s sake, don’t be short!’.
  • For the rest of us, well... local opinion varies hugely, but depending on weather conditions, somewhere between a six and a nine iron will generally suffice. The safety shot is a drive of 120 yards to the right of the flag, leaving a short chip
    onto the green.