Niddry Castle Golf Club

4.5416666667 4.5 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5914 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 5914 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 69 5539 yards N/A N/A
Red 71 5022 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

18 out of 18 reviews


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"SOME QUIRKY HOLES"


IAN7947144's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It really is a hidden gem"


t831103232's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u955059234's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nearly brilliant"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



3468marksmith's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


Bri78's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wee belter"


t1279138901's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short Challenging Course"


CRAIKS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very good course"


u064809264's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well layed out course with friendly staff, a nice few tricky holes to contemplate giving you an enjoyable round will defo play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kevinjmcmanamon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent well maintained course"


Susan9861724's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Tricky first nine and interesting seeing nine. Course in excellent order. Small clubhouse with excellent food. God value for money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth a visit."


t1310055910's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautuful views, rather quirky but a little messy. A lot of overlapping holes and a fee silly holes. worth a visit, requires local knowledge to miss hazards. a bit overpriced eveb with discount (£14).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"lovely family course"


nodrog9gary's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

a beautiful course very friendly, a challenge for all handicap levels Green's are amazing. Nice clubhouse, with a warm welcome


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"DAVC"


t515802185's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely course, tight opening 6 the course opens up and gives a longer open holes. Would recommend if asked


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wells worth a visit"


granttos's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course some very challenging holes

I've been a few times and enjoyed the course every time

Really recommend paying a visit


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lovely setting"


t104029062's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good round in the wind. Fairways and rough very good. Greens little compacted and consequently fast. Played competition 2 days later and sighed up for another. Will definitely be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great hospitality, golf and food!"


GTStevenson's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Niddry Castle Golf Course is a wee hidden gem. The staff and members are friendly and we were treated to a sensational steak pie on our return.

The Course is made up of 9 old holes and 9 built more recently. The old holes have more personality but the whole course, whilst not being terribly long, is tricky and testing, and a straight ball is required to avoid the course's many hazards.

All 18 full greens were in play, and I have seldom played truer and well managed parkland greens at this time of year. Well done to the green keeping staff. Although there has been a lot of rain over the last week, very few parts of the course felt too wet underfoot.

An excellent day out and we will return to Niddry Castle over the summer to sample more of the delicious steak pies, and the warm welcoming atmosphere!! Thank you!


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



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