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22
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
5
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2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
89.3%
Recommend this course
20 out of 22 reviews
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5 Stars
3
4 Stars
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1
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1
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Staff Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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5 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6131
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
Designed by James Braid in 1936, Buchanan Castle Golf Club is just a half hour from Glasgow and close to Loch Lomond and the charming village of Drymen. It's an 18-hole parkland golf course with tree-framed fairways. This feature sounds simple, but it can be troublesome, especially on the first and ninth holes, where you'll have to be on your game to score well. You'll find relief on the true, flat greens though. The facility also includes a par-3 practice course, a clubhouse with a bar and dining area and a fully-stocked pro shop. You can also get a lesson from a PGA teaching professional.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6131 yards
Yellow 68 5728 yards
Red (W) 71 5371 yards
Scorecard for Buchanan Castle Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 68.7/117 395 391 399 141 262 500 423 147 387 3045 160 359 348 435 483 350 181 367 405 3088 6133
Yellow M: 67.2/113 390 346 358 135 256 475 392 135 349 2836 153 332 339 404 455 340 171 331 381 2906 5742
Red W: 65.1/109 384 344 339 131 254 444 380 121 343 2740 145 329 312 357 377 316 140 302 396 2674 5414
Handicap 7 11 3 15 17 13 1 9 5 14 18 12 2 16 6 10 4 8
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 35 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 6 8 4 18 16 10 14 12 2 15 17 11 3 1 7 13 5 9

Course Details

Year Built 1936
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid (1936)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire at all times. No Denims, track suits, jogging suits, football shirts or T-shirts.

Reviews

4.1
22

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
Drinks 1
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 1
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 2
Beginners 1
Walkers 1
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 1
Worth the Drive 1
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Type of Golfer
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good game

The round was good course was well maintained only downfall were the two guys in front of me taking five minutes to line up shot and then taking another five minutes to line up puts and missing then spending another five minutes lining up again so I only played nine holes which took 2 1/2 hours
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Buchanan casle

The course was very well maintained , with some lovely senery the only downfall was the weather as it rained for my entire round but was still very enjoyable definitely with a round for anyone thinking about it
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great

Looks easy quite flat but greens well protected with bunkers. Par 3s look easy but not. The only downside was the sand in green side bunkers. But. What a lovely course greens staff were busy doing a great job. Will play again very pleasant staff all-round .even members spoke and assisted us . thanks to all for a lovely day
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Flat, boring, slow, long grass

A very flat course with not many interesting holes at all. We booked this course on the day through tee off times and got a good deal although we were paired up with another couple even though there were plenty of tee times available. The pro at the shop reminded us just how good a deal we had when I asked about splitting us up. There were several groups of seniors ahead of us not one of them allowing the group behind to play through nor taking any measures to avoid slow play. The course was in reasonable condition but the grass off the fairway was far too long so any missed fairway shots were heavily punished as it was near impossible to get any kind of contact on the ball. I would expect this if I was playing the US open championship but not a friendly game on a Monday morning.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent on a Hot Deal

First off, this is a very flat course, very easy on the legs. Very well kept, I played on a roasting hot day. Outlay is easy to follow, each green leads right onto next tee, with no trekking in between. Greens immaculate, if a little slow, but nothing id complain about. Few tees had mats which is a major bugbear of mine. Seems to be as well, theres very little rough. Theres big fairways, couple yards of rough, then absolute guff (just overgrown forestry/weeds) which is nigh on impossible to find a ball in. Wouldnt pay the £44 they usually ask, I got it for £18 and it was worth that at least. Very friendly staff, pro good as well. Would highly recommend a visit
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather

Buchanan Castle

On a good day the course would be lovely. However the course was completely soaked and in my opinion should not have been open for play. I will try the course again during the summer and hopefully have more fun then.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Lovely course but very wet and soggy by the looks of all the holes around course drainage seems to be a problem even greens were very soft would play again beautiful layout and nice countryside. Weather has been pretty poor and a lot of rain so this hasn’t helped
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

value for money

fairways were flooded,greens were good, we were told it was wet under foot,got told (when we finished round) that cows had broken onto course some fairways were a mess.Very wet ! If they gave us two for one that would have been a fair price.Do not go there if there has been a lot of rain .
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really nice course

First time visiting Buchanan Castle. This is probably the flattest golf course I've ever played. There is nothing even remotely resembling a hill anywhere on the course. Unfortunately this means when it rains (which it does quite a lot in the West of Scotland) there is nowhere for the rain water to run off to which meant the ground was very wet throughout the course. The greens were in excellent condition and the layout of the course is a fair test which we thoroughly enjoyed,.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Well kept secret

This little gem is such a wonderful visit from start to finish great layout great greens and the real friendliness of staff and members at Buchanan Castle made us feel very welcome The weather was suitable for ducks and many holes had surface water but this did not put us off taking in the beautiful scenery and the great layout. We will be back to play when much drier and can't wait
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

Stay & Play Offers

$449 Starting price
Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
Book this Stay and Play package to enjoy your stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge which includes 1 round at the exclusive Mountain Course at Spruce Peak (Formerly known as the Stowe Mountain Course) and unlimited rounds at the Stowe Country Club!
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