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
The staff were really helpful and welcoming
Course was in good condition, green not fast but reasonably consistent
1st time playing this course. Cracking course some tough and testing holes. Greens were really challenging. Definitely be playing again.
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!
Lovely wee gem of a course. Took us a while to get a grip of playing fast greens!
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
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
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
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.