Bathgate Golf Club

4.3529411765 4.4 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6328 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6328 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 69 5796 yards N/A N/A
Red 70 5132 yards N/A N/A

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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Reviews


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"Played here 3 times and I really cannot fault this course.,"


lewis4281626's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Wide fairways but tough in wind"


t162360306's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great round of golf with some tricky holes and features. However fairways were generous. Busy course. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course and facilities"


Stewarty74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best course condition I've played in long time"


martincosgrove7469's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bathgate Gc is absolutely a fantastic course. Good challenge excellent condition greens and fairway loved it


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


"Bathgate G C"


u521532397's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tired looking course"


172navigator's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Golf in the wind"


jakeholmes74's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017

Reviewed on

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.


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


"pleasurable day"


uSLNE7390SL's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed this course good balance of length of holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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