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33 Reviews (33)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
90.7%
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30 out of 33 reviews
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4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.0
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4.4
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3.9
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4.0
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6207 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.0

If you're looking for stately history and lore in your Scottish golf, don't look at Cowdenbeath Golf Club. Built in 1988, it certainly doesn't have the seniority of St. Andrews, but it makes up what it lacks in gravitas with character and charm.

Located six miles east of Denfermline, Cowdenbeath Golf Club was built as a nine-hole course on the old Dora Coral mine site (the golf course is still commonly known as "Dora"). Cowdenbeath was ready for play in 1991 and extended to 18 holes in 1996. The length is now 6,207 yards.

It's a parkland layout with, what its Web site describes as, "gentle undulations and tree-lined fairways." The site also boasts that Cowdenbeath is a "challenge for both high and low handicappers."

The golf course features only three par 3s, but also only one par 5, No. 17, a 526-yard beast. The longest par 4 is No. 8 at 428 yards.

The clubhouse at Cowdenbeath Golf Club opened in 1998.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Smart casual. No football colours or vests allowed on the course.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.0
33 Reviews (33)
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5.0
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First Time Playing

First time I've played it in 30 years, absolutely brilliant test of golf, huge greens with subtle breaks, £16 I'll be back soon,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Challenging course

Great course. Well done to the Fife Golf Trust for keeping the course in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I am a very average golfer and the course was great. Well maintained and enough room to on the fairway to keep track of the odd Alice here and there

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Good to play again after a few years away!

After a late call-off at the club where I'm a member, by one of my usual golfing buddie's and another one who couldn't make the tee time due to being offered hospitality at his football teams home match, I decided to get a round it at one of my other more local courses and headed to Dora, Cowdenbeath! Although we'd had a lot of rain in the past week, the course, overall, was in good condition, although most holes were playing winter greens, although there were about 4-5 that were on full greens. Clear sunny day, although a bit chilly, (well it was the start of March!).

Friendly welcome at the starter's booth, and although there were a few two and 3 balls waiting I headed out bang on time.

Haven't played the course in almost 10 years, but hasn't changed much, but first time on winter greens. Holes overall were in good conditions, but some were sodden. Only criticism would be the 4th hole, which was a bit of a joke as I could have probably putted the hole as was around 60 - 70 yards in length and downhill.

Other than that, (and the 3 jokers who weren't offering to wave anyone through, so 2 x 2 balls that were in front of me and my fellow paired up single playing partner, had to ask several times if they could play through, and were all allowed only on their 2nd or 3rd time of asking) it was an enjoyable round, and not overly-taxing with the plentiful wide fairways on most holes. Greens overall were in decent conditions, although some of the winter greens, could have been positioned better!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Course was closed

Allowed to book course for 17 pounds each and when we got there course was closed. Robbed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

One of the best courses

I was stunned how good this course was. The fairways are wide and the length of the holes are mostly plus 300 yards. The course is surrounded by wind turbines that adds to the ambience of nature in harmony with it surroundings.
The course has no shared fairways or Greens, unlike some other courses that cut corners and price themselves by snobbery not quality. The only down side was my ⛳, if your ball goes in the rough or trees it's a goner.

I definitely would play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course

Lovely course in great condition. Really enjoyed my round and will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were v bobbly

This is the 3rd time I've played here but this time the greens were in poor condition which was a little surprising as it was their Open Competition the day before.lots of patches with very little grass on them and v bumpy.the course in general is pretty good and it's definitely good value for money when you are only paying £20

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good round of Golf

Played at Cowdenbeath GC today and had a good round.
Staff really friendly.
Course was in good condition and a very good layout.
Relatively flat course and an easy walk.
Didn’t try the food in the clubhouse as we were in a hurry as had a Birthday party to get to.
Would recommend this course to anyone.
Fantastic value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really nice course

Great municipal course. Greens and fairways in great knick

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

4 ball in front slow.

The 4 ball in front would not let us play through ,which normally happens if they are playing
slow .no reflection on club (not clubs fault.)great course first time.,will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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