The Cowden at Muckhart Golf Club
The Cowden's nine holes at Muckhart Golf Club are the original nine where golf has been played for nearly 100 years at the foot of the Ochil Hills. Virtually no changes have been made to the layout during this time.
Muckhart Golf Club has 27 holes comprising three courses of 18 holes on a rotating basis. The Cowden Course measures 3,251 yards from the medal tees, and par is 36 for the nine holes.
Cowden's signature holes are the fifth and ninth. No. 5 is a challenging par 4 crossing two valleys, with the green backed by the Ochil hills. No. 9 is normally the last hole in an 18-hole round and is considered one of the finest finishing holes in Scottish golf. The drive has to be steered between a stream and a water hazard, and only the very longest hitters will consider taking on the burn in front of the green with their second shot.
|Red (W)||36||2776 yards|
|White M: 68.7/116||288||307||290||168||361||195||530||487||195||2821||6072|
|Yellow M: 65.6/113 W: 69.6/117||278||287||290||165||361||192||469||475||135||2652||5766|
|Red W: 68.8/116||270||275||280||156||361||157||469||475||195||2638||5684|
Great golf on a well kept course and a very nice welcome from a friendly pro, always a nice touch!
Going to recommend a work outing there in the future and hope to be back soon.
Can’t think of anything that would have made the trip better.
Absolutely out of this world - views to die for and a wonderful course
This is the nine at Muckhart I would always want to play - every hole is a jem and the setting is absolutely out of this world.
The 5th a par 4 - 420 yards which with a good drive that catches the slope will leave a 9 iron, but don't be left of the pin - the down hill putt is scary.
The 8th a par 4 - 300 yards needs a drive down the left edge of the fairway but watch the gorse and pine trees, again the green slopes away to the right front edge - putts from above the pin need to be avoided.
We had a wonderful time taking photos and taking time to soak in the views.
Everyone we met were friendly and the clubs pro was so helpful - we can't wait to return and return we will!!
Excellent course set in magical scenery
The Arndean course is a wonderful course with great holes set in the magical scenery of a Scottish glen. Our favourite holes were the 5th a par 4 set across a sloping fairway to an elevated green and the 5th a par 3 infinity green 190 yards away. the backdrop to both holes was breathtaking.
Everyone was friendly - the golf pro especially helpful - highly recommend a visit
A great play to play golf. With 27 holes, 3 x 9, good variation of holes. Fun. Will play agsin
Great day out!
Would recommend this fantastic course to low and high handicappers alike. Great setting fantastic views and course was in great condition.
Will definitely be back.
Played all three of the nine holes but the back nine the ‘Cowden’ has superb views of the hills and very dramatic scenery. Probably the best nine holes I’ve played in Scotland so far. Every keen golfer should pay this place a visit, amazing!!
A hidden gem
A well laid out, thou short layout. Fairways and greens were really good but could have done with yardage markers to assist first timers. Beautiful surroundings and views, coupled with the sunny weather, made this one of my most enjoyable rounds this year
Muckhart Golf club.
Very professional start. - visitor tags and cards all set aside. Well organised , positive and friendly
Course is lovely. Great setting
Fantastic setting for the course which is in great condition. A real gem - try it!
This was a beautiful course we played 18 of the 27 holes .with lunch in between at the comfortable club.. unfortunately a large group outing restricted some of our plans..but still a course worth visiting... would return..
Undulating course with great views
Like many courses, Muckhart has suffered due to lack of sunshine and heat, with the greens patchy here and there, and soft underfoot in some places. However, hard work on the course should mean it will steadily improve over the next month or so.
Course of 2 halves
The course is made up of 3 nine holes course but 18 holes are usually played over the Naemor and Cowden. The first is a classic parkland and the second, although parkland, is quite different in terms of the terrain. Cowden has some tees which are high up and a number of fairways involve playing over large valleys. The greens were in great shape. Would play again.
Fantastic Course with stunning views
Although closely located to Stirling and Perth, this course already feels like its located in the Scottish highlands. The course was in great shape and the staff and members were all really friendly. Definitely a must play.
Definitely worth a visit!
I'd already played the course with my partner in a Mixed Greensomes competition and we were both keen to play the course again. We enjoyed our return visit very much. The course is pretty challenging but a bit easier off the yellow tees!
We didn't use the off course facilities but we found everyone very friendly.
Great little Gem of a course , will be visiting again.
Diamond in the rough
Roads not the best to get to it but when you get there well worth it. Staff were great in the pro shop, courses were challenging and with great views around it. Cowden was in great condition, if I had one bad thing to say ( it's a very small thing) is that the bunker on the 9th on the cowden (which I was in lol) next to the green the underfelt all riped up from under the sand and sitting up above the sand and hiding the ball. But other than that great to play
Muckhart Good course but slow round
Great course, but short in places but very interesting.
Couple of slow groups in front of us meant it took 4 hours 30 to go round.
Fantastic course in the Ochils
The course has 3 x 9 holes. The 18 hole set up on the day was the Naemoor and the Cowden. Both in great condition, especially the greens. Cowden is a very attractive though tighter course (not always suited to my somewhat erratic slice or hook :). I hear the Arndean is better than the Naemoor so look forward to playing that in the near future (though I have absolutely no complaints with the Naemoor)
This was a fantastic layout course with stunning scenery only small con was quite a lot of blind tee and approach shots otherwise great course.