Beith Golf Club
Beith Golf Club is now an 18 hole course - with the additional 9 holes being opened in June 1996. The original 9 holes were founded in 1896.
The fact that there are 9 newer holes - leads to 2 distinctly different halves of golf. The original 9 holes remains unaltered - with the terrain being hilly & blind second shots to greens happening at 2 holes. There are no par-5's on the original 9 holes - with the longest hole on the front nine, measuring, barely 420 yards, however this lack of yardage is more than made up for in the normal prevailing weather conditions - with strong winds prevailing most of the time & the greens being particularly small & extremely undulating.
The new nine holes, are less hilly than the original nine & there are no blind second shots to greens - but the degree of difficulty remains unaltered - approach shots are to small greens - typically, guarded by green-side bunkers, with ditches running across some fairways.
With the addition of the new 9 holes - these being slightly longer than the original 9 holes - there is a par 5 on the new nine & the 18th hole is a 420 yard par-4, dogleg left to right, uphill, Beith Golf Club is a very challenging test of golf - a combination of the hilly terrain, small greens, prevailing wind conditions, all add up to a real test.
Whilst on paper, Beith is a relatively short course, it more than makes up for this lack of yardage, by it's degree of difficulty and is well worth a visit.
|Red (W)||69||4622 yards|
|White M: 67.0/114||321||418||336||320||147||384||254||305||185||2670||351||235||560||308||160||476||320||161||443||3014||5684|
|Yellow M: 65.0/112||289||389||333||303||139||377||253||303||174||2560||345||231||504||304||156||472||316||157||411||2896||5456|
|Blue M: 60.0/104||271||384||303||262||131||331||168||249||138||2237||292||209||427||240||150||318||256||137||356||2385||4622|
|Red W: 64.0/109||271||384||303||262||131||331||168||249||138||2237||292||209||427||240||150||318||256||137||356||2385||4622|
Course should never have changed to 18 holes
Course should never have been open. Ground was like a bogg evreywhere. Poor layout hitting over shared fairways. Sharing greens. Hard to see where to aim on 1st and 2nd shots. Although we were told it was not winter greens around 9 holes flags were not in so had to guess where the hole was. Even in dry conditions i would not enjoy this course. It should be 9 holes they have squeezed too much in and it doesnt work.