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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland/Heathland
Par 69
Length 6012 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

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

Reviews

4.0
11 Reviews (11)
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Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice enough parkland

Once an estate well outside of Dundee is now surrounded by houses. The course is simple enough with challenges from slopes and dog legs.

It depends what you want from a course. This is neither the greatest challenge you are ever likely to meet or a course you will remember for years to come. On the other hand it can offer a pleasant afternoons golf. Pro shop and club house eye both welcoming.

Like many parkland courses it cam get muddy!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

When we go to Scotland we like to play different courses, the course is in good condition and well maintained. However it is very undulating with long walks between holes, ideally use a buggy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very friendly course and a good challenge.

Have played this course s few times now and have always found the staff very helpful.
The course is in great order and is a good challenge for most, with some unique holes.
All in all great value for money and would recommend it to anyone.
Will be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 286
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very friendly staff although course was very dry due to lack of rain it never the less an enjoyable experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Visit

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

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.

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

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