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Value
4.4
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4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
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4.7
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4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6406 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Glenrothes Golf Club in Fife offers a challenging 18-hole golf course in a parkland setting. Built in 1967, it's a par-71, 6,406-yard course that occupies a prominent position on the high ground west of Glenrothes. The views from the course are memorable, with tree-lined fairways and glimpses of the Lomond Hills to the north and the Firth of Forth and the Lothians to the south.

The golf course itself is challenging, particularly the back nine, which features a burn that crosses four fairways. Long hitters will enjoy the wide fairways, while those with a good short game will appreciate Glenrothes Golf Club's well-maintained greens.

The course features four par 3s and three par 5s. And while the front nine features the two most extreme holes - No. 3, named "Wester Gales," a 149-yard par 3, and No. 7, Lomond Loan, a 564-yard monstrous par 5 - it's the aforementioned back nine that really taxes. The hole names alone should scare the average golfer - from No. 11, Satan's Gateway, to No. 18, Hell's End, Glenrothes sounds more like a haunted amusement park than a golf course.

There is amusement to be had, of course, and not just on the greens. Glenrothes Golf Club boasts several after-round options, including the Main Lounge, which is the heart of the clubhouse. It's a spacious room with a tasteful decor and comfortable seating. It even has its own dance floor and pool table. There's also a small lounge, which seats 20, and a bar, open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily (until midnight on Friday and Saturday). Full catering services are available in the clubhouse.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Lockers, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Billiards

Reviews

4.3
39 Reviews (39)
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing

The staff were really helpful and welcoming

Course was in good condition, green not fast but reasonably consistent

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Cracking course.

1st time playing this course. Cracking course some tough and testing holes. Greens were really challenging. Definitely be playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course for nice price

This was the first time we had played this course. After all the rain over the last few weeks in Scotland we were a bit worried that the course might not be in good condition but it was excellent.

The pro was really friendly and helpful - he made us feel really welcome (and I bought a secondhand driver from him!). He was happy to discuss the course and future developments.

The course was quiet when we started but did get busier behind us. However, we were never held up and completed 18 holes in just over 3 hours. The course is challenging - definitely 2 different nines with the first nine being tree-lined and narrow in places and the back nine being much hillier but more open. I liked the contrast a lot and had picked this course because it wasn’t flat and boring!

The only let-down was that there was no food provided on Wednesdays but we found a good burger van (The Munch Box) on the next door industrial estate that borders the 17th green. He did great bacon rolls but does close at 2.30pm.

Overall, a great day out for the price!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

Lovely wee gem of a course. Took us a while to get a grip of playing fast greens!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Looked good

Turned up for 11:15am tee time , spoke to the pro in the starters office/shop about starting etc. Nothing mentioned except just play after the group on tee . As we went round every green was winter greens / a flag stuck in the middle of a fairway. No mention this was the case before we started . Took the fun out of our round and if notified on the morning when th club opened we would of probably rescheduled to play the full course

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course , poor clubhouse

Played today , four of us, course in great condition greens running true. A course of 2 halves the 2nd half is pretty hilly but fun
After the round went to the clubhouse for a drink only to be told the bar was closed until 6.30 despite the fact that guys were clearly sitting there with pints of lager in front of them.. Bizarre and feel.either they don't value visitors or they are missing a trick

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Really nice course

Lovely course very good condition, dude on front desk was first class, Very welcoming just what you want when visiting a new course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not bad for time of year

Mostly challenging winter greens in play, still an enjoyable round, ground in average condition.

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

Good but..........

Played the course for the first time and on the whole was a nice one. The only thing that let it down was the fact that there was no indication that the front 9 and one hole on the back 9 were winter greens. This was extremely disappointing considering when you look at the standard of those greens there seemed to be no issues with them. A little boggy underfoot but that’s to be expected this time of year. Apart from that it was an enjoyable morning and I played very well which is the main thing!

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

dissapointed

unfortunately this course had winter greens which would normally be fine with me but i called the day before and was told that there was regular greens in play and when i arrived we were very dissapointed. when we asked about this we were told that "no one tells us anything so what do you want me to do" usually winter greens are planned weeks in advance but this course had basically stuck a flag pole in the fairway and drew a circle around it. i won't be back

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the price

Some really challenging holes for all level of handicaps

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A good challenge

Course was in good condition, although there was a large number of un repaired pitch marks around many of the greens, inclusive of pitch marks on the green . On the whole the layout was good and presented its challenges.
Clubhouse and staff was friendly and welcoming, practicing the covid guidelines and providing a very professional service, all round great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Pace Excellent
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