Bathgate Golf Club
Bathgate Castle sat on what's now the 10th hole of the Bathgate Golf Club's course. It was part of the dowry given to Walter Stewart when he married King Robert the Bruce's daughter Marjory in 1328. Because of this, the club, which opened in 1907, is required to seek permission before engaging in any excavating, though "Divots are allowed!", as the club proclaims on its Web site, as were the touch-ups proposed by James Braid in 1935.
A round at the Bathgate Golf Club, where the scorecard admonishes golfers to "PLEASE AVOID SLOW PLAY AT ALL TIMES," kicks off big on Lang Whang, a 476-yarder that is one of four par-5 holes. The longest is Auld Reekie, the 12th hole, at 505 yards. The round closes at Hame, a par-4 that measures 405 yards.
Catch up on games back home or games back at Hame in the Bathgate Golf Club's lounge, which offers satellite television, a view of the 18th, and billiards and dancing for those in the mood to do more than watch.
|Red (W)||70||5152 yards|
|White M: 69.7/119||476||451||329||216||480||402||373||145||346||3218||398||175||505||215||429||504||337||142||405||3110||6328|
|Yelow M: 68.2/115||462||427||307||177||454||396||368||131||298||3020||343||158||483||206||419||431||286||134||347||2807||5827|
|Red W: 65.1/109||450||380||229||155||327||340||334||123||290||2628||311||146||425||186||353||420||278||115||290||2524||5152|
Nice course but with nine winter greens only played some of it but really enjoyed game cheers
Not much I can say badly about this course. Maybe a few more hazards would make it a bit more challenging but the holes are great as they are.
From start to finish this golf course was great. A real pleasure to play. Will definitely be back
Round cut short due to pace of play
Course was in very good condition, however I cut short my round after just 6 holes as it took nearly 90 minutes to play them. This was as a result of two issues - a group of 4 elderly gentlemen refusing to let either the pair in front of me or myself play through, and the club double booking the tee time with a pair of members who took precedence over my tee time as a visitor.
This is something that needs to be sorted where a tee time advertised on GolfNow as a “hot deal” should not then be double booked and it is not the first time this has happened at this course.
I will go back. the course was 1st class. the people are very friendly
Apart from the odd blind tee shot, and the occasional need for local knowledge, the course is an entertaining, pleasant golf course. Pace of play was excellent, greens were pure, and the dry summer made the fairways excellent value.
Enough interesting holes to make the course well worth a round.
Played here 3 times and I really cannot fault this course.,
This course is great value for money. I’ve only paid £15 for each round, on a 12pm hot deal. On one occasion the weather wasn’t too great but even with heavy rain, the course played really well.
On the other train two occasions, the weather was perfect and the course really was a joy to play. Would recommend to anybody.
Wide fairways but tough in wind
Great round of golf with some tricky holes and features. However fairways were generous. Busy course. Will play again.
Good course and facilities
Played this course on a Sunday 12 pm and cost £17 great price it's got a chipping area putting green and a bigger practice area will play this course again
Best course condition I've played in long time
Bathgate Gc is absolutely a fantastic course. Good challenge excellent condition greens and fairway loved it
Bathgate G C
Very enjoyable day: members made us welcome as did staff; back asap
Tired looking course
Course looks tired. The fairways were in average condition following a rather dry spell. Slow greens, had recently been treated with something smelling sickly. Generally the course was a little run-down. My partner hired a trolley, thees were just left lying all over the place outside the shop, the handle adjuster was broken. Found several broken ball cleaners. Some bare patches on the fairways. Some interesting holes though. It is not a bad course, just seems a bit shabby in places, had the feel of a council course. There are better courses around.
Golf in the wind
First time playing the course!Couldn't fault the staff, the members, or the course. The weather was very windy that day hitting 6 iron 120 yards into wind. you have to laugh playing in such windy conditions! Course i would recommend.
Enjoyed this course good balance of length of holes