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3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.6
86.1%
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3.7
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4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
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5 out of 6 reviews
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4.2
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6207 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

If you're looking for stately history and lore in your Scottish golf, don't look at Cowdenbeath Golf Club. Built in 1988, it certainly doesn't have the seniority of St. Andrews, but it makes up what it lacks in gravitas with character and charm.

Located six miles east of Denfermline, Cowdenbeath Golf Club was built as a nine-hole course on the old Dora Coral mine site (the golf course is still commonly known as "Dora"). Cowdenbeath was ready for play in 1991 and extended to 18 holes in 1996. The length is now 6,207 yards.

It's a parkland layout with, what its Web site describes as, "gentle undulations and tree-lined fairways." The site also boasts that Cowdenbeath is a "challenge for both high and low handicappers."

The golf course features only three par 3s, but also only one par 5, No. 17, a 526-yard beast. The longest par 4 is No. 8 at 428 yards.

The clubhouse at Cowdenbeath Golf Club opened in 1998.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Smart casual. No football colours or vests allowed on the course.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
8 Reviews (8)
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Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good wide course

plenty of room all the way round on this long and wide open course so good fun

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t be put off by how cheap this course is

I have played Dora now the last 3 weekends now and I can certainly say it’s up there .

The course is well maintained fairways greens rough . Some very nice and difficult holes .

We travel up to 10 miles to get to this course to play it . If this course was further east in fife or over in Edinburgh and West Lothian the price would rocket up . Dora is a lot better than some of these courses in Edinburgh and West Lothian at a fraction of how much they charge .

We will be back again but will be trying another course next week on the fife golf trust .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Lovely Track

I’ve played the Dora course a few times now. I’ve always found it in good condition, sometimes a little wet underfoot but the tees, fairways and greens have Always been well maintained.

It’s not a long course but you have to find the fairways, there’s around 10 yards of rough either side before it then becomes very long grass. Placement is key or you will lose golf balls.

Great value and normally able to get round in under 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really nice course

Was surprised but Course was excellent really nice fairways and great greens. Shame bunkers weren’t raked but hay ho.
Starter was friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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