Castle Park Golf Club

3.7500000000 3.8 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6443 yards

  • Castlemains, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4PL
  • +44 (0) 1620 810733
  • castleparkgolfclub.co.uk
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Year built: 1994
Style: Parkland

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6443 yards 0.0 0
White 72 6202 yards 0.0 0
Yellow 71 5851 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 72 5596 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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"Course being rebuilt."


u221723076's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff were very friendly and did inform me that the course was going through a 4 year rebuild at which it was stated they were 2 years into this rebuild. However I would have expected the course to be in better condition. The fairways needed the grass cut and the greens were extremely bare and spiked and almost unplayable. I did enjoy my round but would not go back until I was convinced that the standard of the course had improved immensely,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Potential"


Alan2007982's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course layout, particularly first 9. Greens under a 4 year improvement program with 2 years to go, so still a bit rough. Clubhouse in final stages of refurbishment. Food good. Staff extremely friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf in Scotland"


u479799527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I love this golf course very much because that's a typical place were you play golf in Scotland. The owner family was very friendly and helpful. The food delicious and I personally enjoyed my glas of single malt after 18 holes. Yes, the greens still need some work... but no complains at all. I strongly recommend to try this golf course...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Potential"


u083401498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had heard very good things in the past about the club and course and on arrival was surprised to find out that it had recently been bought over as a result of it nearly closing a few years ago. The front 9 was longer and more challenging in the wind while the back 9 was great fun and had a number of wonderful and interesting holes; the greens throughout were poor condition but will improve in time i'm sure. The course was empty and seemed to be in a bit of a transitional phase; hopefully in time it will get a lot of people playing golf on it as it has great potential.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Value for money"


t1532805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly warm welcome. Greens need a number of years to get in to tip top conditions. Most holes on the course are very forgiving. Fairways are wide. Not that many hazards. Good for someone like myself who goes round in approx. 96. I would go back as the owner was very friendly. The course was quiet and we had no one chasing us. It made us all relax more. The 12th hole is heart attack hill. We all had a good day and hop to return soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"You will wish to come back soon, this is a very enjoyable golf course"


NormanAS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

I joined Castlepark in 1994 just after it opened originally, I' ve always enjoyed the course, Pam and Craig have made serious improvements, and will always give you a warm welcome. The second nine is a treat, the first nine is challenging in the wind, especially on the first hole! Good luck, enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u181522868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2017
Previously played Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really nice course but the greens weren't that great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"GOLFING WIZARDS WILL LOVE THIS COURSE"


JohnnyDuncanIII's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If you are a golfing wizard there is no better place to conjure up those trick shots as the area is spell binding in beauty and steeped in wizard folklore. They'd be goblins ha ha. The Gleneagles of East Lothian I have heard it said; a fair point , I concur.. Certainly a witches brew of diversity especially the back 9 as you near the castle in the mature tree lined ravine bordering the course. I chomped on an occasional mushroom picked from the fairway to my sons horror "Dad what are you doing?" I know my mushrooms but I would not recommend it if you don't. The magic ones I left alone. There was enough magic here anyway and I was on fire. My son too it be said whom loved the course and played his best game. At 16 that is not hard and he was offered junior membership for the year by the amiable hosts at £60. That is an awesome price and a great way to ween him off the computer games. They are big on junior development here.

The long 550 yard par 5 9th hole (whom my son believes should be a par 6) and the dramatically undulating dog leg ravine par 4 17th are standouts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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