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47 Reviews (47)
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Conditions
2.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
61.2%
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32 out of 47 reviews
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4.3
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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3.1
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Conditions
2.6
Value
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Layout
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Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6968 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Rowallan Castle Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6968 yards
Medal 71 6709 yards
Gents 71 6284 yards
Red (W) 73 5537 yards
Scorecard for Rowallan 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: 72.1/121 430 166 523 426 185 448 349 155 596 3278 242 500 307 544 363 435 609 198 492 3690 6968
Yellow M: 71.4/117 430 166 505 408 180 406 349 155 560 3159 220 477 297 508 363 417 581 196 491 3550 6709
Blue M: 70.7/113 410 153 499 386 171 373 325 149 498 2964 195 449 287 482 343 384 549 183 458 3330 6294
Red W: 69.2/117 373 142 417 330 138 322 292 125 443 2582 167 406 255 428 319 353 485 145 397 2955 5537
Handicap 8 4 18 10 2 14 12 6 16 1 11 3 17 13 5 15 7 9
Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 35 3 4 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 71

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.

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3.2
47 Reviews (47)
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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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Cold weather

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
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

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
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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
Played On
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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather

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
Played On
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent

£18 for a round on this course,excellent value for money,course was in excellent condition considering we’ve had no rain for about a fortnight,greens a little bit slow but think this was down to the fact they didn’t want to shave them right down .Will definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Absolute mire

Bearing in mind that we have had a nice spell of weather, I couldn't believe how wet and boggy the course is. Fairways are in very poor condition, greens not much better and not a yardage marker in sight. It's a shame as the course layout and facilities are good and the grounds are beautiful.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

True teat

Long coarse magnificent greens ....bring your 3 and 5 wood and be sure to putt well. True gem ...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Off course wasnt open other than pro shop so cant comment. Course condition was decent for this tome of year. Back nine was a bit heavy going

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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RowallanCastle
Commented On 02/08/2018

Thank you for your review Scotgolfer7.

We hope to see you back at Rowallan when the summer arrives.

Regards

David

Director of Golf
Rowallan Castle Golf Club

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Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Its a real shame

Yes this is winter but this course is absolutely soaking, tees and greens quite good but everything in between is close to abysmal also teed off behind a group of youths playing a university tie who were extremely slow eventually teed off 20 mins late and got held up on nearly every single hole the pace of play was bordering on ridiculous especially when there was 5 of them aimless walking about every 'fairway' from the 13th someone from the club really needs to have a word with the uni's about their representatives course etiquette. The staff at the restaurant were pleasant and helpful its just a shame that the state of the course really lets it down as the location, set up, lay out, design is absolutely brilliant if only this course could sort out its drainage it would be up there as one of the best parkland courses in Ayrshire but it is a million miles away from that in its current predicament. I would only consider playing this again if I knew there was no university's playing and there had been a 3 week dry spell in Scotland so really that is highly unlikely as we struggle to go 3 days without rain and this course just can handle the rain.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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RowallanCastle
Commented On 12/08/2017

I am sorry to hear about your review and experience at Rowallan Castle.

Firstly, I can only apologise about the pace of play set by the University group. We have made the organiser aware of your comments and hopefully this wont happen again in the future.

Secondly, regarding the underfoot conditions of the course. I think its fair to say that this has been one of the wettest golfing years on record. In fact, in October we recorded our wettest month since opening the course in 2010. And with November not really being a dry month, the course has had very little rest from the rain.

We are currently working on our winter maintenance programme which sees drainage projects on 6 holes already underway - with more to be installed. We are hoping this will help the course recover quicker after prolonged wet periods, and result in a better experience for all golfers here at Rowallan.

We hope you will return to Rowallan Castle Golf Club in the near future.

Regards

David

Director of Golf
Rowallan Castle Golf Club

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing at Rowallan Castle and I must admit, it was fantastic. Quite long and challenging but was very enjoyable. Food was lovely and staff were very helpful and friendly.

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

ROWALLAN

On arrival here unfortunately the weather was horrendous. The course was open but should have been closed. The facilities were absolutely first class, only problem was at end of our game they closed the place early & we had nowhere to change our wet clothes.We will come back another time when the weather is more favourable, as the course looks very nice & challenging. Food was excellent, friendly staff , lovely restaurant & would recommend for others to visit.

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

Waterlogged day out

Must be the wettest course I've played. Played in Aug course completely waterlogged. I would only recommend this course in the middle of a heat wave.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Well laid out not a bad hole still young only 5 years old but it's a gem

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor

The course is playing like the middle of the winter. The course is saturated and has daisies growing in the middle of fairway. In addition some greens looked infected.

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