Niddry Castle Golf Club

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4.3
29
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.4
96.1%
Recommend this course
28 out of 29 reviews
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4.0
11
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
16
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 5914
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type
Niddry Castle Golf Club offers 18 holes of par-70 golf over 5,914 yards, providing a good course for all levels and ability of player. Magnificent vistas provide a glimpse of the Pentland Hills, and the holes all offer their own unique tests and hazards - plus there's a castle smack-dab in the middle. If you can control your shots and manage a solid golf course, then this patch of parkland ought to be on your itinerary for any golf trip to Scotland. Fire away at Cannons Drive, the Niddry Castle Golf Club's 198-yard par-3 first hole, featuring a green that slopes away. The long hole is the sixth, Castle View, a par-5 524-yarder - pick right or left of the fairway at the tee to avoid sticking yourself behind a large tree for the second shot. Gan Hame, the 18th hole, a par 4 that measures 404 yards, provides a superb finishing hole, with an elevated tee shot to a fairway that features trees on both sides. If you're going in winter, when the club sees fewer players, Niddry Castle Golf Club offers golf-and-coffee specials.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 5914 yards
Yellow 69 5539 yards
Red 71 5022 yards
Scorecard for Niddry Castle 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: 67.9/118 W: 72.3/123 198 248 159 334 353 524 310 304 413 2843 480 437 237 312 310 353 186 352 404 3071 5914
Yellow M: 66.2/113 W: 70.2/118 187 229 154 308 298 512 288 295 354 2625 450 431 225 288 289 337 169 341 384 2914 5539
Red W: 69.8/118 174 225 151 288 290 426 237 266 346 2403 420 422 210 259 247 327 131 327 276 2619 5022
Handicap 10 17 18 6 8 1 15 13 3 5 2 9 12 16 14 11 7 4
Par 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 35 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 15 9 17 3 11 1 7 5 13 10 8 16 4 12 6 18 2 14

Course Details

Year Built 1982

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
29
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent backdrop midday castle

A challenging scenic course...with hazards to tax the thinking golfer.....with holes that are not to long.

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

Excellent well maintained course

Arrived early and as it was quiet was allowed to tee off straight away. The course is well maintained with some really tricky holes which has you using every club in the bag.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

ALLWAYS ENJOYABLE

Having played this course several times over a fifteen year period I don't think it has ever been in better condition, more ground has been made available behind the ponds for errant shots and the greens and fairways are in excellent condition. The staff are always very welcoming but the changing facilities and club house are a little tired. Not withstanding that its always a pleasure to play here

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

Feeling Good about golf

Very warm welcome from Club Captain. Interestingly ”quirky” first few holes . Course in wonderful condition. Perhaps clearer signage on 6th.....I think. Very different feel to holes after 7 to 16th with open views across to Pentlands. Niddry Castle itself enhances views .really enjoyed 17th....challenging.different challenges as ground conditions varied.....but personally..........very happy golfer as I had my best score ever........it just all came together. Well done ground staff.......Ross and his team..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Excellent Round

When you approach the course you wondere what it will be like but the course is so much better than the road in. Tees, fairways and greens in great condition, a challenging course, just fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course has great features

The elevated tee off holes are great features on the course ,the fairways can be a bit narrow but they and the greens are well kept ,over all very good days golf enjoyed 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
Previously Played

Windy but fun

Played last year and each time challenging wether windy or wet or both bit of a work out on a few holes with the slopes going up or down but altogether will play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Not for me this one

This is an attractive course in a nice location but just didn't tick the boxes for me. The course is short and lot's of holes involved teeing across or over other fairways. The greens were extremely dry following the usually warm Scottish conditions and were so dry some of the greens were actually bare and grass-less. Needed some water badly.

It's one I wanted to like following the shining reviews and the staff were very friendly, but from a golf perspective not one I'll be looking to play again and probably wouldn't satisfy the low handicappers.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather

SOME QUIRKY HOLES

Played the course with my wife and had a great experience. Course in superb condition, but 3 or 4 holes are a bit "quirky". Chatted with the Head Greenkeeper before we started and he gave us lots of advice. Filled rolls before we played and soup and toasties when we finished - excellent quality and value for money. Will definately play again, but make more use of my Garmin.

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

It really is a hidden gem

Played this course my with old man last week, after searching the west of Scotland for a good deal.

We were sceptical at first as I had read some of the reviews and they were mixed.

Having played a lot of courses in Scotland as we tend to try new courses each time we play I can’t honestly recommend this course highly enough.

The first two holes really don’t do the rest of the course justice, but when you get past these you are in for a great round with magnificent greens and challenging holes.

Receptionist and clubhouse members were very welcoming and offered a great insight regarding the course before we set out.

I promise you minus the first two hole this is a course you will really enjoy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, bazaar layout in places. Course very busy but definitely recommend

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nearly brilliant

What a belter. Properly hidden, parkland course played around the functioning Niddry castle, between bings & accross a substantial & well used burn. It’s pretty- every hole is like a postcard. Not long or particularly tough in layout with the risk / reward holes being mostly for show- play well & you could really go after the big greens. The only frustration is how good it could be. It’s pretty well kept, but if it was REALLY well kept I’d be queuing up for a membership. Greens are seriously fast, but don’t roll quite well enough to manage the speed- they spit approach shots off as well so you have to adjust your approach play to a more links-y style. This means fewer birdie putts & the speed means you have to lag first, which puts you at the mercy of the bobbles. Likewise, the meat of the course is well tended but some areas (service areas, like the area around the car park / clubhouse, bunkers in general) could do with a tidy up. There’s a plastic practice green so it’ll take first timers like me a few holes to adjust. Quite a few criss crossing holes and 2 holes with effectively one fairway - heading in opposite directions (!) so keep your wits about you. Despite these grumbles it’s a cracking course & cracking value. The starter was really clear & made sure I didn’t play the junior course by accident (I absolutely would have!) and the guys on the course were absolute gents. Was waved through a medal 3 ball & everyone helped me avoid getting lost! I will absolutely be back here - with some regularity! I hope that they get enough business to iron out these wrinkles. If this course got the same attention as Cardrona / gleneagles / Cameron House I’d play it over them.

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

First impressions as I came down the driveway and saw the clubhouse I thought that the course could be a bit shabby and rough.

However on entry to the clubhouse the staff were very helpful and friendly and the lady was a good advert for the club.she indicated that the greens were very good,firm and true and indeed she was correct as they were excellent and given that I was playing in November it was some doing.

The course is a mix of the Old and the new with the majority set in quite wide fairways with newly planted small trees so you can really open your shoulders and rip it.

The course is quite short and there are a number of drives and short irons.

It's well worth playing for the greens alone and I will visit it again

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

Good Course

Had the course to ourselves, nobody else brave enough to go out due to weather. Rained for first 3-4 holes, windy throughout round but added to the challenge. Course soggy in places but to be expected for time of year and recent rainfall but course still playable. Greens held up well. Would play again.....a dry day would be good!

Can't comment on clubhouse as was shut by time we finished round.

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

Wee belter

Smashing course. It's short in length, but don't let that put you off. It's quirky layout will have you thinking all the way round.

Best greens I've played on all year, and I include my home course in that.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short Challenging Course

Niddry Castle is a quirky, short and challenging course. It is in good condition and is a bit of a hidden gem.

The off course facilities are basic and not up to the standard of the course. However, if you concentrate on the golf, you will have a good day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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