Pumpherston Golf Club

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3.9
18
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
85.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 18 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
7
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
9
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6011
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type
Pumpherston Golf Club, designed by Graeme Webster, offers a superior golfing challenge, including water features over the length of the 6,000-yard, par-70 golf course and R&A-standard greens. A round at Pumpherston Golf Club begins on Paraffin Young, a 398-yard par 4 that requires a straight drive and attention on hazards surrounding the green: bunkers right, deep rough behind. Hitters unpack long games on Pentlands, the 516-yard par-5 10th, which features a narrow fairway, requiring a straight tee shot; 150 yards from the green, the fairway drops, making a tricky approach. Close the round on Iranapol, another long hole, at 505 yards and par 5, and where water guards the green, meaning that length alone won't help you. Book a seat in the Pumpherston Golf Club's clubhouse early - and let the clubhouse caterer know about any dietary restrictions, which the staff can work with - and head up for lunch and a drink with views of the golf course.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6011 yards
Yellow 70 5716 yards
Red 71 5233 yards
Scorecard for Pumpherston Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 68.2/116 393 414 364 185 326 383 346 225 343 2979 516 177 433 143 362 185 255 500 486 3057 6036
Yellow M: 67.0/115 W: 68.5/125 354 408 349 172 295 344 341 212 314 2789 511 157 422 132 336 178 253 482 456 2927 5716
Red W: 71.2/131 323 370 319 159 270 312 312 200 279 2544 484 147 353 126 303 169 245 468 394 2689 5233
Handicap 13 1 3 17 15 9 11 7 5 12 6 2 18 4 16 14 8 10
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 34 5 3 4 3 4 3 4 5 5 36 70
Handicap (W) 7 1 11 17 13 3 9 15 5 8 16 2 12 4 18 6 14 10

Course Details

Year Built 1895
Golf Season Year round
Architect Graeme Webster

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Golf footwear must be worn
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Please note the following items are not permitted: Blue Denim Jeans, Cut Down Jeans, Tracksuit Bottoms, Football Colours.

Reviews

3.9
18
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I Recommend This Course
1.0
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Previously Played

Soaking wet

So much for the golf now policy if its raining.

Greens covered in water

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

Great Course

Great course with some lovely holes. Superb condition and there was a lot of rain overnight. Greens were fast and true, immaculate actually. Staff and food were excellent and very welcoming. Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pumpherston in windy conditions

Thought the greens were a bit in different in speed, would have helped with yardage markers at some of the dog legs as driver was not the club to use. Top tip ,drive up the 1st on the 18th , this makes the hole and easy par 5 and keeps the ball away from the water hazard

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

Great Summer

Although this has been a fantastic summer for golf i5 has taken it’s toll on most courses, Pumpherston included. However the greens are still holding up well. I like the layout of the course with a good variety of holes. Excellent club house with friendly helpful staff. Recommend you try it.

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

worth booking for an outing

Third time I have played this course was in good condition for time of year

Conditions Good
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
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Must play

The staff were very helpful and pleasant the course was in good condition apart from a few greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Still unsure of this one

Ok. I need to be fair and point out that the day before we played this course, there had been a down pour of rain and it was heavy. This course already had a reputation of being like a sponge and it certainly lived up to those expectations. The course was boggy and a huge amount of surface water in pockets just about on every hole. The majority of bunkers were filled (some completely) with water. They really do have an issue with the lack of natural drainage at this course. I can see now why in the off season, you play from fairway mats. The greens had just been spiked which was unfortunate but something to be put up with; their pace was good and they looked well maitained. The professional was friendly enough and the shop looked well stocked. We did not go into the club house but certainly, it is known as a decent venue so I'd expect it to be good. The course layout was not overly impressive although a few stand out holes. Most though seem to lack a bit of character and I doubt would be that challanging for a decent golfer (not me). Overall, I'm undecided about this course and feel like I should give it another go in better conditions. Was thinking about joining next year but need to reconsider given the possibility of water-logged conditions for parts of the year.

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