Niddry Castle Golf Club
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Excellent backdrop midday castle
A challenging scenic course...with hazards to tax the thinking golfer.....with holes that are not to long.
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.
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
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..
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Great course, bazaar layout in places. Course very busy but definitely recommend
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.
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
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.
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.
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.