The heart of Highland Perthshire must be one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland with magnificent lochs and towering mountains. The village of St Fillans sits at the eastern end of Loch Earn, its rows of houses, hotels and guesthouses enjoying the fabulous view up the loch. Tucked away across the River Earn is the nine-hole St Fillans course. Considering the imposing hills that surround the course, it is surprisingly flat. Most golfers, therefore, take advantage of a day ticket as three or four times round this course is quite manageable. That isn't to say it is a complete walkover. There are one or two sound tests off the tee and the putting surfaces, fast and true, are most often in superb condition.