Glenrothes Golf Club

4.1250000000 4.1 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6406 yards
  • Layout

  • Golf Course Road, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland, KY6 2LA
  • +44 (0) 1592 758686
  • glenrothesgolf.org.uk
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Year built: 1967
Type: Public
Style: Parkland

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Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6406 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 71 6223 yards N/A N/A
Red 73 5448 yards N/A N/A

Glenrothes Golf Club in Fife offers a challenging 18-hole golf course in a parkland setting. Built in 1967, it's a par-71, 6,406-yard course that occupies a prominent position on the high ground west of Glenrothes. The views from the course are memorable, with tree-lined fairways and glimpses of the Lomond Hills to the north and the Firth of Forth and the Lothians to the south.

The golf course itself is challenging, particularly the back nine, which features a burn that crosses four fairways. Long hitters will enjoy the wide fairways, while those with a good short game will appreciate Glenrothes Golf Club's well-maintained greens.

The course features four par 3s and three par 5s. And while the front nine features the two most extreme holes - No. 3, named "Wester Gales," a 149-yard par 3, and No. 7, Lomond Loan, a 564-yard monstrous par 5 - it's the aforementioned back nine that really taxes. The hole names alone should scare the average golfer - from No. 11, Satan's Gateway, to No. 18, Hell's End, Glenrothes sounds more like a haunted amusement park than a golf course.

There is amusement to be had, of course, and not just on the greens. Glenrothes Golf Club boasts several after-round options, including the Main Lounge, which is the heart of the clubhouse. It's a spacious room with a tasteful decor and comfortable seating. It even has its own dance floor and pool table. There's also a small lounge, which seats 20, and a bar, open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily (until midnight on Friday and Saturday). Full catering services are available in the clubhouse.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 6 reviews


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John3582650's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u873631188's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed this course great value for money & we'll maintained from tee to green with great staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good layout."


u024417490's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition apart from the greens. Very sandy and lots of bare patches they actually rolled ok which is testament to the work done on them. If they could solve whatever issue they have with the greens it would be a great course. Saying that it still represent very good value for money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Glenrothes open"


Whytebeard's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played Glenrothes open, £17 entry very good value for money.

Course in very good condition, not issues with fairways and rough cut to a fair length.

Greens smooth but not the fastest, however very tree.

Front night is fairly flat with the back nine slightly more undulating. Front nine is well tree lined on most holes and more open on the backnight.

Would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Glenrothes golf course"


agnor's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed our time on course. Second nine holes extremely strenuous but still enjoyable. Will definitely be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A bit shabby"


Thomsoda's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/29/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very hilly back nine completely different from the front nine. OK but in need of some attention not as good as Dunnikeir and Scoonie


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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