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4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
81.6%
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48 out of 55 reviews
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4.1
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Value
4.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
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4.4
82.4%
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3.9
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
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Pace
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StaffFriendliness
4.1
78.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 5914 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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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Course Details

Year Built 1982

Rentals/Services

Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
55 Reviews (55)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst course I have ever played

Terrible course layout was ducking golf balls right, left & centre as holes overlap each other so people from other tees drive over you when on green. greens where really poor condition & slow. Didn’t enjoy it at all

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average

Due to the current climate I can comment on the facilities in side.

The course was ok but we had two guys who were in front of us who were holding everything up they were actually two places in front of us but let the guys in front of us play through but never let us through. Sometimes we were waiting 5 to 10 minutes on the tee

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting golf course

A very nice golf course with some very interesting holes. A couple of blind tee shots and some blind second or third shots which if you havn't played the course ( like me) gets you scratching your head wondering what too hit. I really enjoyed the course. Some good views,well maintained and nice greens. I will definitely play this course again and hopefully with knowing the layout, next time i will shot a bit lower.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Niddry castle golf club

Course layout is questionable, too many cross over holes and blind holes. The 5th and 6th share a fairway with a tee at either side, so basically hitting a tee shot to oncoming players which is ridiculous. The 2nd hole is blind over a hill and you would have no chance of knowing where the green is or who is on the other side.

There are 2 holes where you are required to walk back down the fairway you have just played, to get to the next tee. Causes hold up on players behind you and is also dangerous if the players do hit there shots, which was the case today.

Very dangerous course to play on especially when busy, wouldn’t recommend playing it again.

Positive note was the greens were in a good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Ideal for a good day out

Challenging course with varied holes, quick a few blind tee-offs but some wide and open holes as well, good variety.
Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Calm despite the storm

After a horrendous storm the night before we were looking for a course that was open. These guys were open and the course had held up brilliantly in 90% of the play.

Lots of different and varied holes - many different challenges and enjoyable. The pace was superb, but we did play mid week. Not sure I’d like the course so much if it was busier, as lots of tight fairways.

Value for money was very good and I’ll definitely be back to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Has it all

This course offers you everything you want in a game of golf.
The views are absolutely stunning, the course lay out may not suit most but I have no problem with the odd cross fairway.
Some gorgeous tee boxes and as for the greens they are fantastic, the staff have done an outstanding job, definitely worth checking it out.
Played first time last year and I have since become a member.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would play here again

Course was in great condition, fast greens, good rough. Some really tricky holes.
Would highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Brilliant

Great round brilliant challenging course recommended it to anyone!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Niddry Castle is a decent course and well maintained. There are a few holes where you have to walk back on yourself to get to the next tee 16th/17th holes in particular.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Worth another go

First time playing Niddry Castle and very impressed overall. Lovely looking course which has been well looked after. Greens in good condition (albeit some were pretty frosty as we were out early).

Some fantastic looking holes and whilst short, is challenging enough for a mid to high handicapper. Think I will be leaving the driver at home next time as this is definitely a plotters course.

Tee boxes were not the greatest and finding your way to them was challenging at times. Not a fan of having to share fairways (only a couple) or hit over greens so glad it was quiet.

Will be back in the summer for sure and have recommended to the society for an outing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First time at the castle

Layout was a little confusing for the first couple of holes
Back 9 a lot more straight forward.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

we are not amused

when we arrived were informed 3 winter greens rest full greens, clubhouse would shut at 3pm. As it turned out 18 winter greens and tees. Came back in at 1.30 changed shoes and went in to clubhouse for drink and snack only to be told it was closed nothing available.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great course layout and each hole looks completely different so an exciting challenge. Will be back - 5 stars

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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