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
Great course in great condition. Best council run course we have played by a country mile. Happy days
Glenrothes Golf Course -A Little Gem
We were pleasantly surprised by this little gem and were stunned post playing to discover that it was a public course. We were welcomed by the professional who was exceptionally helpful and informative. We found the course in good condition although the greens were quite slow. The course was both interesting and demanding and we found the second nine spectacular in terms of views and and exacting in terms of course management bearing in mind the water hazards/ditches.
The only crisis she would be a lack of sign posting going from greens to the next tees. I played off the gold tee when using the silver tees on the on the 4th and were non-plussed crossing the road after the 10th despite the professional advising us.
Glenrothes golf course
Very nice course and a very challenging course on the back nine well worth a round
Very good welcome from the young pro.
Course interesting and testing layout, would like to play again in the summer.
Staff in clubhouse all friendly and food good.
Played with my wife having booked just the night before. When arriving early the pro allowed us an earlier start. Push trolleys were £5 each and boy did we need them. The course has a lot of sloping fairways or uphill or downhill and uphill but still allowed a good pace. Tees and greens are in excellent condition as are the fairways. We found the course very enjoyable and wished the restaurant owner wasn't on holiday because the Spanish themed menu is appealing. Loved it when the small airplane looped multiple times in front as we teed off on 11th and the parachutist hollering yahoos from above. All in all, a great time was had.
Glenrothes golf course
First time playing Glenrothes. Lovely course well maintained. Some tricky holes made a bit more of a challenge by the wind and rain!!
Clubhouse facilities adequate. Unfortunately closed by the time we had finished our round.
Amazing quality council course
Played here yesterday, The staff were nice and friendly. Course was in fantastic condition. It was actually really busy when we played and throughout the 18 holes we had very little hold up with people in front of us.
Only learned yesterday this course is ran by the council, The standard the course is kept too is of a high quality, I'd recommend for anyone to come here and play. Just a heads up holes 11, 12 & 18 are challenging on the body due to the steepness of the hills.
The fairways are absolutely beautiful, the course with its slopes and dog turns makes it very exciting
Course is in excellent condition and the staff were very friendly. Demanding challenge on a fantastic course. Thank you.
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.