Canmore Golf Club
Canmore Golf Club in Dunfermline was built in 1897 and has been at its present site since 1902. In 1914, the nine-hole course became 18, although play on the back nine was limited as most of it was given up during World War I. The golf course had a second run from 1921 until 1941, when World War II intervened. In 1946, after a redesign, the course was given back to Canmore Golf Club, and, with the exception of a few small changes, the layout remains the same today.
One of the changes has been the addition of more trees, which have created a more defined layout. The par-67 golf course is comprised of five par 3s and 13 par 4s, with nary a par 5 in sight. Don't mistake the lack of a cinco as some nod to economical layout, it's more like stingy ratings. There are a few long par 4s, like the 430-yard 17th, nicknamed "Sandwich." The fairway here slopes steeply from left to right, with bunkers on the right and trees on the left.
Canmore Golf Club's signature hole is the 11th, "Quarry," a 374-yard par 4. Your second shot after the drive is blind, 30 feet down to a green surrounded on two sides by steep embankments and an out of bounds. There's also two bunkers and a burn to spice things up. The 11th hole is in the middle of a particularly tough stretch on Canmore that doesn't get much easier. The 10th has an out of bounds running along the left side, and the 12th, a par 3, features a tee shot over a big gorge full of trees. The 13th, another par 3, features more out of bounds to the left of the green. Make it out of this stretch with your sanity and a decent score, and you might be in for a good day.
Canmore Golf Club is open to visitors from Sunday to Friday from March to October and Sunday to Saturday from November to February. Catering and full bar service are available. Also, party bookings are welcomed on all weekdays and selected Sundays throughout the year.
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Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Locker Rooms
Cannot review the course. We turned up for our tee off time to be told the course was closed. We had looked the website prior to leaving the house where it said it was open. It had been heavy rain the day before but that morning ended up a glorious morning. Shame we could not play. They advised us to call and book another time with them in future as we could not get our money back.
More like a public park than Golf Club
Avoid during school times. The pupils from the neighbouring school all seem to cut across the course including the fairways and greens. They do this shouting and swearing. Before then the course had more dog walkers and cats roaming it than players.
Lay out is poor also. Greens are side by side, often with a tee box right next to them which then cuts across fairways or roads. If thats not the case then you have a walk back on yourself.
Course was wet which isn’t their fault but looked like it had been ploughed in places rather than treated for drainage.
When we arrived staff were content on slating golf now rather than welcome us or explain the quirks of the course. Even a point to where the 1st was would have helped.
Won’t be back. Cheap but needs to be.
Enjoyable round of golf on a well maintained & interestingly challenging course. Would recommend to anyone of any ability but suits my game as I’m not the longest hitter.
Staff I met were friendly & helpful & very apologetic when the buggy I had booked was unavailable due to a technical problem, but it didn’t spoil the enjoyment of the golf even though I played poorly.
Will play again.
Tight layout, next to a council estate
Coure is ok if you manage to getvs cheap price but the layout is tight, several over-lapping holes and some blind shots. Met some miserable members and the pro was not very welcoming. I won’t go back.
Good course was supriprised that full greens were playing during recent wet weather but were definitely playable
Staff were very welcoming, course was in good condition when you consider the time of year, playing if mats of some tees and using the mats on the course, all fully understandable. Got the impression that members are a little bit anti towards visitors, although the minority does not necessarily mean they are all against visitors, wont stop us returning.
Excellent course but a bit boggy in bits due to weather. Interesting variety of holes. Greens good.
This course was a bit of a surprise. very good test of golf and probably the best greens that I've played on in 10 or more years. To putt well on this course you need the imagination of Bernhard Langer and as David Feherty would say "you need the touch of a gay florist" Even with the amount of rain that has fallen recently the greens are still fast.
Alex, the course manager was very welcoming and my brother and I had something to eat in the comfortable clubhouse that allows for panoramic views of the course and beyond.
I had never heard of "Canmore" until I uncovered the course on a list as part of a google search. I intend to return in the summer to experience the greens at a superfast speed and when the rest of the course hasn't had to cope with the amount of rainfall experienced recently. The course plays every inch of it's yardage.and when clubbing I would recommend adding at least 1 or 2 clubs more to your intended shot.
First time playing this course, really enjoyed my round will definitely be booking again.
Got this course on a great deal.
Turned up, really helpful pro who told us about the course and the layout,gave us a few tip also.
Course is great condition! Really good greens.
Could not have asked for more.