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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
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3.9
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
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25 out of 27 reviews
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3.9
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland/Heathland
Par 69
Length 6012 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
38 Reviews (38)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Changes to course

We were disappointed to find that house building is encroaching on the course in various places and this has altered some holes and destroyed the peace and quiet of the more isolated areas. Despite the claim that no winter greens are used this was not the case although only some were affected. Poor quality driving range mats were being used for tees and these don't allow easy insertion of real tees. The greens were in pretty poor condition despite the favourable weather we have had.
This course was always enjoyable and this had certainly been the poorest experience we have had here.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter greens

Iv played this course a few times and it’s always been good. It says on there website no winter mats and full greens all year round but that wasn’t the case for this round full winter greens and the 13th hole a par five was split into two holes as the par three 12th wasn’t in play.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Good

Third time playing this course. Generally its always been a good challenging course with fast play. Today however after the rain during the week, some of the holes on the back nine were really badly water logged and one of the bunkers on the 15th resembled a water hazard.

Also the club shop was closed, so could not buy any food/water.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

The course was in really good condition. Off the tee you can open up with your tee shot as it’s fairly open fairways with fairways of other holes running parallel. The greens were the trickiest with them playing fast, costing the odd 3 putt. Overall great course and I will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

You get what you pay for

The course is a bit hilly in places and the greens could do with some work - bare parches and moss is places. At the moment there is a lot of new house building work going on around the course - and they are constructing new greens and fairways. A lot of walking between some parts of the course.. Good value for what we paid,

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play killing golf

Sadly a round of golf ruined by slow play. Not the courses fault but still a wasted round. A 4 ball of women who were more interested in chatting than playing. We were patient and waited 3 holes to see if they would allow us through. Sadly they did not and we had to watch them. Not being horrid here but they were rotten. One of them was hitting the ball on average 30 yards per shot. Not enjoyable. We decided to call it a bad endeavor after 7 holes and came home. Sad to because Ballumbie is a great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course

Beautiful course. Sadly got stuck behind slow 2 ball. Seems to be a problem with this course. This is killing the game btw. But yo the course, really enjoyed playing this course. Bit tricky but enjoyable.

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

Sporty

The course is great fun and was in great condition. Really enjoyed it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very good

Very good course and layout. Pace of play was good, only issue is we turned up slightly earlier than our tee time which gave us a nice little gap between ourselves and the next tee time but the course staff just allowed someone to jump in right behind us who ended up right up our backsides.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A course for Big Hitters!

A very hilly Park golf course especially holes 1 & 3, a few greens were in poor condition, patchy & grass worn out. The course is geared up to big hitters, not too forgiving, it has good wide fairways, its a good hike on foot, but a good challenge.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unusual set up

Played this course on Sunday 9th of August 2020.1st time playing this, impressed with large fairways and fast greens.some greens are looking damaged (needing watered) enjoyed getting quick service in restaurant and well set up club shop.hard to find golf course as no signposts.food was good and course well worth a visit.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

This is a nice course. The 1st hole runs along side the driving range, be careful. This is the 2nd time we have played. Both times we have been held up with slow play. Today it was two clowns on a buggy. They thought they were Pro. They were not.

I would recommend this course but would politely ask the club read this and do something about this slow play. Its killing the game.

Overall though I have to say I love this course and I always play well when I play it. Smashing

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