Ballumbie Castle Golf Club
Ballumbie Castle Golf Club has an interesting and diverse layout where no two holes are even remotely similar. Located on the outskirts of Dundee, the course was a welcome addition since the area was mostly lacking in parkland courses. Golfers can expect to use most of the clubs in their bag, but not necessarily a driver on the first six holes where accuracy is more important than distance. Water hazards come into play on four holes. One of the most notable holes is the par-4 10th, which features a burn alongside the fairway, a sloping bank to the right, and a pond to the left. Ballumbie Castle Golf Club also offers a driving range and it is conveniently located less than two miles from Carnoustie.
|Red (W)||70||5329 yards|
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|Yellow M: 66.2/111||358||364||358||162||316||467||409||162||360||2956||338||202||141||522||363||136||344||363||351||2760||5716|
|Red W: 64.1/107||358||350||352||145||305||371||400||151||346||2778||311||184||121||433||355||119||334||358||336||2551||5329|
Poor and Odd
It was cheap to play but you could pay nothing and hit a ball on your local playing fields for the same experience. The course layout is odd! A cluster of holes can be found on approximately four fields set amongst different housing estates. A lack of features makes it very uninspiring apart from one hole which looked good but unfortunately it was half closed on the day. The one positive was the pace of play, we flew round in just under 3 hours.
Played this a number of times before & really enjoy it.
Negatives are the driving range being a bit of an eye sore & the tee boxes weren’t in great condition.
The course itself is challenging in a number of ways, the greens weren’t all consistent, some slow & some fast.
Fairways were fantastic & despite the rain, we had a really enjoyable round.
Nice local spot near Dundee
I popped into Ballumbie at 6:30 am on a whim on a busy Sunday and was fortunate the member who had the first time welcomed me into their twosome. As an American, I'm used to 21st century-designed courses being showy. Over here, that's not necessarily the case. This parkland course was built as an alternative to the more prestigious links clubs down by the sea. It's very affordable and good for players new to the game. The layout has its moments, both good and bad. Overall it's a very pleasant and modest layout. You can spray it a little off the tee which is nice. The folks in the restaurant couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating.
Very friendly staff although course was very dry due to lack of rain it never the less an enjoyable experience.
Very good greens, wide open fairways and thus not a lot of trouble which helped with pace of play given this was the first time we had played . Pro shop staff very friendly and helpful. Enjoyable day topped off by a balumbie bowl in the clubhouse which was excellent.
A terrific, challenging course
Love this course. It's challenging, makes you think and It's in great condition at the moment. Always enjoy playing this course and this is the best condition it's been in since I've started playing it. Great facilities also.
Played this course on a warm afternoon in may and was very impressed..fairways are quite forgiving,so great for higher hcp golfers,but a lot of raised greens which are tricky..staff are very welcoming and food good..only criticism was the tees,patchy and long grass. Overall I would definitely recommend this course.