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4.2
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
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1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.1
93.5%
Recommend this course
24 out of 25 reviews
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
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2
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0
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0
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1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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4.2
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6210 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Thornton Golf Club sprawls across an expanse of wooded parkland bounded by the River Ore. The course is mostly flat, making it easy to walk but don't let the lack of elevation deceive you. The golf course provides challenges for all skill levels, it especially tests players who have a tendency to hook their shots. The river comes into play on the par-3 14th hole, which is the first of a set of five demanding holes. Despite being some of the shortest holes on the course, they are actually the most challenging. Long hitters will have to be careful on these finishing holes. The final hole is longer than most of the course's short par 4s but it is more straightforward. In addition to the interesting round, Thornton Golf Club has built its reputation on the excellently maintained greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 1921

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £15 per round
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Not permitted on the Course: soiled clothing, football tops & shorts, tracksuit tops/bottoms, shell suits, collarless, round necked t-shirts, combat trousers.

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4.2
25 Reviews (25)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Previously Played

Poor course layout and condition

Really poor condition for March and not enjoyable with a lot of sandy greens, shortened hole and still winter greens. Which meant the holes were very samey!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course in very good condition

Last minute change of booking due to closure of Kirkcaldy due to flooding took us to Thornton. It’s not the easiest course to access due to single track road and tunnel under railway line. However it’s a good course and despite the heavy overnight rain was in remarkably good condition. The course was pretty quiet and so pace of play was fast. Pro and clubhouse staff were very friendly and bar food was good. Well worth the green fee

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

JImm

We have played this course man you Ines in the past, the course is always in good condition, Stafford are friendly and make you welcome, l highly recommend this course

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

After a night of thundery downpours Course and greens were still in good condition. Good test without being long.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A Hidden Gem in the heart of Fife

I used to be a member here, and was back for a round with an old friend. The course was in magnificent condition and the greens were beautiful and true. It truly is a beautiful and picturesque course, and you need to hit the ball relatively straight to avoid the trees lining the fairways.. The back nine has a greater variety of holes compared to the fronr, and is equally testing.. If you're looking for a parkland course in fife,there are few better..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent customer sevice

First class day really enjoyed the course and the meal. Also staff in pro shop were first class would recommend to anyone.

Tom

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Heard through a friend that this course was good & it didn't disappoint! Maybe not the longest or hardest golf course but easy walk with beautiful greens even in February! made it a pleasure to play round & I'm sure I'll be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunday in Thornton

The sun never shone , but this gem of a course never fails to exceed our expectations, ld highly recommend this course, a good walk , virtualy no hill climbs, course and greens in great condition , backed up by a warm welcome by staff and members, get this on your bucket list, it’s always on mine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beware of stray shots

I did enjoy the round. A nice little course, tricky in parts but overall let down by a couple of points. Staff member in pro shop was extremely rude and the amount of stray shots from other holes, without a warning shout of fore was absolutely ridiculous!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Worth a visit

Very good course, flat, it would suit those of more advanced years. Good variety and excellent clubhouse.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet but wonderfull

A good mornings golf, putt we picked the first day in weeks to play this wee gem of a course, weather did not deter some of the hardened golfers we were not the only ones on the course, which was in great shape, a warm welcome from the staff and great hospitality.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good practice course

We played this as an in-between round on other courses in the area. It was fine as a practice round or if your budget is limited. It was a fair test of golf as the fairways were a little tight so you have to be straight. We were lucky when we arrived the local 4 ball booked ahead of us sought us out and asked us if we would like to go 15 mins early to tee off ahead of them - which of course as a two ball we were very grateful. The course was well kept and all the green staff and shop staff were very helpful.We are a mixed couple playing off 8 (man)and 12 (Lady) and come to the area every year to try all the courses in the area. It is hidden away but worth a visit at the price we paid.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic parkland done right

Perfect parkland day out. Layout looks dull and potentially short on a map but it’s amongst mature trees and the majority of the holes need a decent dig off the tee if you want to get at the greens, so playing safe with an iron is only workable on a few holes. Fairways aren’t stingy but certainly aren’t generous, & if you miss the trees rarely mean you’re doing much more than chipping out. Grass under the trees is short so you don’t waste your day hunting for balls, punishment enough is trying to thread your ball through & under the trees back into the fairway. Greens are very firm, and not quite as true or consistent as this level of firmness needs with a bit of crowning on a couple of greens, but nothing overall to be ashamed of. The course is almost flat, although a few quirky holes near the finish add some fun & would give great risk reward opportunities for match play. Bunkers - and the lack of receptiveness - guard the greens well and the course is pretty & well maintained. Despite it being a Saturday, pace was rarely an issue as everyone was in a group, and everyone was relaxed & accomodating. A LOT of fores as plenty of balls zig zagged onto neighbouring fairways (couple of them mine...) but everyone was really good humoured about it- obviously something the members / regulars are used to! I will definitely be back here, and I expect quite regularly. While this course might appear basic at first glance, it does what it’s meant to - tests whether you can hit the ball where you’re aiming!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Thornton golf club

Very well kept greens. Beautiful tree lined fairways. Very challenging last 4 holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

27th August

Staff made us very welcome, course was in good condition despite all the rain we have had recently, tee off time was perfect, a good afternoons golf was had by our threesome, thanks again Thornton and Teeoff times UK

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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