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4.0
Value
4.3
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3.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
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3.6
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26 out of 29 reviews
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4.6
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4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.4
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4.6
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4.2
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4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
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3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 67
Length 5376 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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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Course Details

Year Built 1902
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ben Sayers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch, Solo
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Dress code on the course is smart but casual. There is no requirement for a jacket and tie in the clubhouse.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.8
29 Reviews (29)
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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5.0
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First impression

Arrived early as not played before, was asked if I wanted to go out early which was great, course was well presented and easy to follow, some interesting holes and got round in 3 hours so great experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Check out the 11th hole.

Had a great day at this course. Course was in perfect condition. 11th hole is something I've never seen before - in a challenging sense and its not the lowest stroke index on the course. I was on my own and not knowing the course, I spoke to some members and eventually joined up with them from the 14th, nice guys. I would recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Course closed

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.

Value Excellent
Layout Average
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Reviews 2
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Canmore golf

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course was supriprised that full greens were playing during recent wet weather but were definitely playable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Canmore Dunfermline

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Good value

Excellent course but a bit boggy in bits due to weather. Interesting variety of holes. Greens good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Enjoyable Canmore

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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