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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
79.8%
Recommend this course
25 out of 27 reviews
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Private
Style Inland
Par 36
Length 3251 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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.

Course Details

Year Built 1908
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £10 - £15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Football shirts and shorts or vests are not acceptable. Juniors are permitted to wear denims and trainers.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

FootGolf

Reviews

4.1
27 Reviews (27)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Wet Day at Muckhart

Booked a round at Muckhart on a wet day. Although the weather was not in our favour we persisted and had a good day. Course was in good condition despite the weather. Some major changes occuring on one of the 9 Hole curses but does not affect the golf. Overall a good day out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Tale of 2 nines

First time playing the course and was pleasantly surprised by the first 9 on the Naemor course. Well set out and well established. However, I cannot say the same for the back 9 on the Cowden course. Has the potential to be a good nine but is in its infancy. Greens in really bad condition and a lot of work being done on the surrounding areas. We felt it was night and day from the front 9 and certainly not worth £20 a round per head. I feel that the 2nd 9 should be at a reduced rate.

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

Worth a visit

Course in great condition, all staff so friendly and very welcoming, would definately recommend a visit, will be returning, many thanks to all at Muchart Golf Course for a grwat day out, cheers

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great greens

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

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!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

A great play to play golf. With 27 holes, 3 x 9, good variation of holes. Fun. Will play agsin

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Majestic Muckhart

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!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Muckhart Golf club.

Very professional start. - visitor tags and cards all set aside. Well organised , positive and friendly
Course is lovely. Great setting

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Just stunning

Fantastic setting for the course which is in great condition. A real gem - try it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scenic course

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..

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

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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