Thornton Golf Club in Thornton, Fife, Scotland | GolfPass
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4.1
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
88.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 52 reviews
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4.5
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6210 yards
Slope 123
Rating 69.9

Thornton Golf Club sprawls across an expanse of wooded parkland bounded by the River Ore. The course is mostly flat, making it easy to walk but don't let the lack of elevation deceive you. The golf course provides challenges for all skill levels, it especially tests players who have a tendency to hook their shots. The river comes into play on the par-3 14th hole, which is the first of a set of five demanding holes. Despite being some of the shortest holes on the course, they are actually the most challenging. Long hitters will have to be careful on these finishing holes. The final hole is longer than most of the course's short par 4s but it is more straightforward. In addition to the interesting round, Thornton Golf Club has built its reputation on the excellently maintained greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 1921

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
52 Reviews (52)
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Reviews 16
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course

Played Thornton Park on the 1st of April.
Was very happy with the greens and the general condition of the course for the time of year.
Not a difficult track, but a nice challenge and a pretty golf course.
Would recommend and definitely play again.

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

Thornton

First time playing and certainly won't be the last..greens immaculate and very fast..friendly welcome in.pro shop and members I spoke with very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great condition for the time of year.

Thornton is a flat tree-lined parkland course with a good variety of holes. On the day of my visit the course was on 18 full greens & fairway mats. The greens were in excellent condition considering the time of year. Have visited Thornton before a couple of times in the last few months & would definitely recommend.

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

The course was in fantastic condition for the time of year . Fast greens , good pace of play . No complaints at all . The course may not any prizes for its layout but it rewards accuracy and it’s very possible to score well here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A hidden gem in The Kingdom

Fabulous course to test all levels of golfers. Course was in excellent dry condition and the greens are the best we have played on at this time of the year.
Staff were brilliant with us and gave us a great insight into the course. It's a pleasure to play and we shall be returning for another experience of Thornton GC.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Another good find

Having played Kirkcaldy the week before we ventured a few miles north to Thornton. A great find in excellent condition. Again the greens had been cored a few weeks ago and had come bacl really well and were running very smooth. Layout is a little up and down to start but there are some very interesting holes that need your fullattention. Mostly tree lined so acuracy is the key. A warm welcome from the pro and although we didnt visit the bar it looke dfriendly enough inside. Would defo revisit and recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thornton Golf Course

Lovely course, tree lined fairways, not alot of rough area's, very forgiving for medium to high handicap golfers like myself. I would highly recommend this golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Flat and trees

As usual, keep it on the fairway and it will be an easy course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Thornton

Very good course, some of the greens had some patches, but the pins were away from them, didn't interfere with the game at all. Nice layout, good overall condition.

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

hidden gem

played this course a few times but not for couple off years .forgot just how nice it is .a very fair course for all low handicaps to high .a few off the greens were patchy but understandable with dry spell we having . booked to play myself but was partnered by another player by the starter which was good . the course itself is really well laid out with a good mix off holes. plenty to keep you interested that's for sure .if you get the chance you must play it you must .I will be back soon .great deal from golfnow .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Abuse

Course ‘executive’ abused us and told us to go back to where we came from which spoiled our experience and will not be back!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Well worth a visit

Thornton is a terrific course with a good mix of interesting challenging holes and some really picturesque holes,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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