Glenrothes Golf Club
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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Food & BeverageBar, Snacks, Catering
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Lockers, Locker Rooms
Not bad for time of year
Mostly challenging winter greens in play, still an enjoyable round, ground in average condition.
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!
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
Great course for the price
Some really challenging holes for all level of handicaps
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.
We played as a four ball and half way round we got a phone from the club house to let to two three ball past as they were playing a club qualifier so my mate marked his ball on the 11th green and we waved the two three balls after they had played we went back to finish the hole and the marker had miraculously disappeared and we phoned the club house complain about this. when we finished we went to the club house and got told he had spoke to them and no one had picked up the marker and got told that some of them were on the committee. One of them picked the marker we have played lots of course since lockdown opened and we will never go to this course again and would not recommend this course to any other friends. They have magical fairy’s picking up the markers.
Great course lovely condition. Back nine has a burn at almost every hole but it just makes it more interesting. Slightly hilly but not too much. Greens fantastic. Ninth green is at the clubhouse so ladies you can visit the facilities!!
Better than what we expected as only paying £16.00 thought it would be like a typical municipal course, but amazingly surprised with condition, maintenance of the course and the quality of the greens.
Will be going back for more now we know the layout of the course.
an excellent round of golf. good variance in holes if not a bit sore on the old legs on the back 9. will definately be back
Beautiful scenery, long holes, great condition. I'm a bit wayward off the tee and lost a few balls which made it tough. Really enjoyed, not for unfit, quite hilly. Will play again. Bargain price
First time playing at Glenrothes
What a great course - front 9 is very good, and a challenge for all levels of golfers. Back 9 was great in calm conditions - must be really tough in windy conditions.
Course was well maintained and a nice layout. We played as a group of 3, and pace was great all the way around.
Will definitely play again.
First time playing this course and was perfect. Greens in great condition and although the first nine holes are quite forgiving the back nine is
much more challenging. Great layout and will definitely be back!!
Glenrothes golf course
This course never fails to please. For a municipal course it is as good if not better than many privately owned courses. It. could easily be described as 2 courses in one. Holes 1 - 10 have a fairly easy terrain but holes 11 - 18 are a test of endurance due to the steep terrain.
On this occasion was not able to sample the normally excellent club house facilities due to Covid restrictions.
Would highly recommend this course and its facilities.
Glenrothes golf course
Always a good day playing this course. Unfortunately this time the course was very wet with some areas unplayable. Would suggest the Golf Trust look at the drainage issues as a matter of urgency as this spoils the course.
The layout feels like you are playing 2 courses which adds to the enjoyment.
After an enjoyable round is is always great the relax in the clubhouse with a glass of something alcoholic however this time due to current restrictions this was not possible.
Great Local Course
This is a great council run course. Plenty challenges and interesting holes and in great condition. Hard to identify an 18 hole course with better value for the quality provided