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4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
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13 out of 14 reviews
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4.7
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
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4.7
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4.3
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4.0
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
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4 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6328 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1892
Architect Willie Park, Jr. (1892) James Braid (1935)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.4
14 Reviews (14)
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4.0
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Done

Nice course but with nine winter greens only played some of it but really enjoyed game cheers

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course

From start to finish this golf course was great. A real pleasure to play. Will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

I will go back. the course was 1st class. the people are very friendly

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

Solid Fairways

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.

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

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.

Rookie Golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Walked

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

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

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

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bathgate G C

Very enjoyable day: members made us welcome as did staff; back asap

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

pleasurable day

Enjoyed this course good balance of length of holes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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