A view of green #2 at Rowallan Castle Golf & Country Club
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3.0
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
55.9%
Recommend this course
38 out of 58 reviews
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2.0
3 Reviews (3)
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1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
1.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
33.3%
Recommend this course
1 out of 3 reviews
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2.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
1.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
50.0%
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2 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6968 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Rowallan Castle Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2010
Architect Colin Montgomerie (2010) European Golf Design (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Rowallan Castle Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. No jeans/trainers.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.0
58 Reviews (58)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
First Time Playing

Avoid

Course should have been closed as it can’t cope with persistent rainfall. Terrible drainage , bunkers like swimming pools. Mud everywhere and not a good experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Wet

Great course and layout, but was so so wet underfoot it was impossible to play, shame really . If the course ever dries I would love to play it again as it would be fantastic.

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

Washout

Extremely Disappointed with the condition of the course - we were told it would be a bit wet since it had been raining. However there was not a single area of dry course - it was completely unplayable. The course should have been closed!

Disappointing as the course looks lovely, but it is completely water logged - not sure how a reasonable hilly course like this can be so consistently wet. Plugged ball on every drive when landing on the fairways. 6 or so inches of water in some bunkers. Greens were in a good condition and firm.

Bought as a birthday round for my brother, extremely disappointing. Will never be returning here and requesting refund.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Lack of facilities

Chose this local course for a round just after Christmas, knew it would be wet hence the green fee however we did not expect there to be no facilities, no shop open, no changing room, no coffee or drinks available. Such a pity this was not shown when I booked.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout, terrible drainage

This is my third time playing the course and it doesnt seem like in the 7 years since i first played it that there has ever been an attempt to add drainage. The course is actually really well laid out and i enjoy the course its just a pity that it holds the water so much and makes the course really long to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout but really poor drainage

First time playing rowallan and was very excited at the prospects of playing a championship course. The layout of the course and some of the holes were fantastic, some really good par 3’s. However this was all overshadowed by the course condition,every fairway and rough was flooded. Really boggy and marshy. I felt that for the price your charged to play a championship course the owners need to spend a lot of money on drainage,it was almost unplayable at times. The greens however are fantastic and very well looked after. Would rate it 3 out of 5

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

All the seasons in one round - still fun

Picked a shocker of a day to play this course when thru on the West Coast visiting relatives. Extremely wet and blowy conditions. Course was sodden. We enjoyed the layout of this Monty designed course. Nice long track. Back 9 is fairly wide open to the elements. Course and green conditions not great however both my son and I enjoyed it. Pretty tired by the end however the bonus 19th hole capped off a real workout for us both.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing

I had never played the course before and I have to say I didnt really enjoy it. Admittedly the recent wet weather had left the course extremely soggy but I just found it to be long and very uninteresting. I would try another round in more solid underfoot conditions- hopefully my opinion would change.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rowallen

Played on a Thursday afternoon , course quiet and round was quick. Course in good condition all over. No complaints at all and the design of the course makes this an enjoyable golf course to play when conditions are like this. Well worth the cost as booked from Golf Now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

played on several occasions however this was the best condition the course was in. great valued look forward to playing again

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

Championship Monster!

I have played Rowallan a number of times over the years and it is such a test of golf. From the back tees it is a monster, designed by Monty and tour length/design. Factor the wind and some holes are a real test.
Greens are superb, fairways and teeboxes could be slightly better but essentially due to the size of the course, proper manicure and cultivation comes at a price and I doubt looking at the number of green staff & equipment this is in abundance. Layout and hole design is as good as anything in Scotland. Put a 5 star resort on site and plough in £ and you will rival anything inland in Scotland.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

The whole experience from beginning to end.

From the time we passed through the door we were welcomed by everyone, reception, golf pro and bar/restaurant staff, lovely breakfast and when we went around to pro shop were given info about the course since we had never played here before, everyone of the staff we met were very engaging and going onto the course it was really long but most enjoyable, would recommend the course and facilities to anyone and will certainly be returning in the future, thanks again to everyone involved.
Alan Lynas

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rowallan Castle

Played the golf course today in cold but sunny conditions. The course was pretty wet due to excess rain over the past few weeks but overall it is kept in a decent condition. The greens were great though.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Cold weather
Walked

Best Value For Money Course In Ayrshire

We booked this course through Golf Now and had it not been for this website we would never have heard of Rowallan Golf Course.

The welcome by the Pro was warm and friendly and he took time to explain that due to overnight rain the course would be rather wet.

The course was long and challenging but “rather wet” was an understatement as the majority of fairways were sodden with the result that there was absolutely no run on the ball. Despite the time of year the tees and greens were in reasonable condition although several of the greens showed signs of disease.

The layout of the course was superb with some beautifully designed holes. A few of the holes have significant walks between the green and next tee.

This course has tremendous potential but major investment is required to address the serious drainage problems.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

New shoes please

Wet underfoot shoes soaked, socks and feet muddy. Trousers dirty right up to the back of my knees. Wasn’t even raining today. Course layout is great could be amazing but spoiled by underfoot conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Half Price

3rd time of playing. With sucj a brilliant summer, the greens were infected. Lucky we paid half normal price.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor

Course was in very poor condition. No grass on tee boxes, fairways very un-tidy. Green very patchy and very very slow.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

wonderful deal

2 friends from Sunderland and myself played here on Friday 13th July for an incredible £17 each amazing value for a top quality course cant fault it or the staff. This was also the first time I had booked using tee off times hassle free and will use many times in the future

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has potential however !

Played the course for the second time on Saturday this was after a prelonged spell of dry weather. The first time of playing it was 3years ago and during that time there seems to be very little change in the condition of the course. Its fairways are in a very poor state.Sparse thick bladed grass, had to play preferred lies ! Semi rough is brutal and after that it is a lost ball.reminds of a farmer who is developing his own course. Loads of money needs to be spent on it. Its a shame as it quite a layout.Would i play it again, perhaps not.

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