West Linton Golf Club
The West Linton Golf Club features a solid 18-hole moorland golf course that sits on the Slipperfield Moor over West Linton, a Scottish conservation village. The golf course offers magnificent vistas of Scotland's borderland countryside, with the Mendick Hill dominating the sites southwest. Several premier golfers have taken strokes on this grass, among them the British Open and Masters champion Sandy Lyle, an honorary member.
Tee off at the West Linton Golf Club on Medwyn, a par-4 that measures 307 yards. Unpack your long game on Lucky Dip, the 525-yard par-5 fourth hole. When you're ready to go Home, as the 18th hole is appropriately called, you'll have three strokes to go 230 yards. Have lunch at the West Linton Golf Club's good-looking clubhouse, which also offers a good look at several of the holes you've just played.
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This is a really enjoyable course. A decent test but not too difficult.. The layout is great with some beautiful holes although the greens had been scarified and sanded which I wasn't aware of before booking and was a bit disappointing (seemed a bit early in the year for it) Will definitely come back to play during summer.
Great course, pro shop staff horrendous
Amazing course, let down by the pace of play, 4 hours..... Also, by the pro working in the pro shop. He was rude, abrupt, presumably because we were visitors. Due to him alone, I would not return
Golf at West Linton
Excellent moorland/parkland course with some interesting holes. Overall the course is in very good condition despite the low rainfall.
Great course with a varied layout.
Well presented course, not too long but a good challenge all the same. Greens were medium speed but ran true, bunkers were excellent (unfortunately I tried out a few). Excellent value, a tough wee test on a windy day.
Great course in great condition. Friendly staff and members. Challenging, and feels longer than its listed yardage. Will definately be back.
Beautiful heathland course
A few standout holes, reminiscent of Kings at Gleneagles. A brutal finishing hole into the wind. Firm greens, a bit bare in places but it's early season and they'll grow in. Other than that, can't be faulted and even the greens are probably down to masl. Friendly members and staff made us welcome. Big terrace overlooking first tee ideal for summer drinks. Will be back.
Interesting course with some engaging challenges
Interesting course with lovely views and some engaging holes. I suspect that the course was originally nine holes and it has been expanded from the original layout. This means that some of the holes are relatively featureless, but there are plenty of challenges on the original holes, with rough and out of bounds areas adding to the difficulty. The final hole, a 200+ yard par 3, is a pearler.
On the nit-picking side, there could be more "Next tee" signs and the odd fairway marker for blind approaches would not go amiss either.
Worthwhile checking visitors handicaps/ability of play.
Worthwhile checking visitors handicaps ability of play and whether they can apply golf etiquette. Nomad golfers don’t appear to respect golf attire, etiquette or rules. Neither are they attentive to when they hit the ball in the wake of others. A players ball behind me struck me harshly in the back causing bruising. I’m only glad it was my back and not my head!!
Wide open course in great condition. Not the hardest or tightest course but some long par 4s in cold and windy conditions were difficult. Nice location. Couldn’t rate clubhouse as it was closed due to virus lock down. Pro shop helpful.
Wonderful views all around
Fairways and greens in very good condition for the time of year and the views alone are worth the visit.. Unfortunately no catering was available. The course is 2 miles from the village where catering is limited. The clubhouse was locked at 15.45 so apart from an oncourse toilet at the 12th, no toilet facility was available thereafter.
The COVID-19 rules are presumably responsible.
What a lovely course. Excellent fairways, bunkers and greens. Enjoyable views around course. Pleasant variety of hole designs.
Play here. 3-4 times and it’s a fantastic course, some really tough holes especially the last, I’d definitely put this on a must play list
Girls Day Out
Played in challenging conditions wind and rain but appreciated layout and good condition of course
Great inland course condition
I am a member at Dunbar and have played the wonderful Gullane 1 a couple of times in the last week and these courses are as good as it gets in Scotland in February.
I also know that inland golf in Scotland is pretty rough at this time of year, either, next to flooded, on mats and with greens like the mountains of the Moon.
West Linton is none of these latter and is in tremendous nick and has probably the best fairways just about anywhere I have ever played. The greens too are in very good condition though the pins were a wee bit awkward in places and we found them tough.
But it was a great day out on a super course, playing at our own pace. The pro shop, the bar and catering staff could not have been more accommodating. Get along there soon. Thoroughly recommended and at a very cost effective price.
Friendly fun and tough
From the moment we arrived it was a friendly club. The course was great if quite tough and long. My wife enjoy the course but found hitting 3 wood after 3 wood a little tough a points.
Facilities on the course were great and lovely green staff.
Good food after.
Course was in fantastic condition. Really nice day. Unfortunately slow play slightly ruined it.
Lovely course in great condition. Friendly members and staff. Only problem pace of play over 4 hours to get round takes the edge off a great day.