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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
91.6%
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4.4
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
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4.2
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4.6
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4.4
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Conditions
4.2
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6328 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Bathgate Castle sat on what's now the 10th hole of the Bathgate Golf Club's course. It was part of the dowry given to Walter Stewart when he married King Robert the Bruce's daughter Marjory in 1328. Because of this, the club, which opened in 1907, is required to seek permission before engaging in any excavating, though "Divots are allowed!", as the club proclaims on its Web site, as were the touch-ups proposed by James Braid in 1935.

A round at the Bathgate Golf Club, where the scorecard admonishes golfers to "PLEASE AVOID SLOW PLAY AT ALL TIMES," kicks off big on Lang Whang, a 476-yarder that is one of four par-5 holes. The longest is Auld Reekie, the 12th hole, at 505 yards. The round closes at Hame, a par-4 that measures 405 yards.

Catch up on games back home or games back at Hame in the Bathgate Golf Club's lounge, which offers satellite television, a view of the 18th, and billiards and dancing for those in the mood to do more than watch.

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Course Details

Year Built 1892
Architect Willie Park, Jr. (1892) James Braid (1935)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lockers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.4
85 Reviews (85)
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Bathgate GC

We got this at a cracking price for a 4 ball. Course in good condition and a good track.. All staff at the club inc, greens, bar and pro shop staff were excellent and would highly recommend this course to all golfers .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Blustery Day

We booked Bathgate as played there many times.
The course is well maintained and the staff very friendly. The weather on our playing day was blustery with rain forecasted. There were quite a few golfers out on the course but the pace was good and no waiting at holes. We managed to get 16 holes in before the drizzle started.
The greens were in good condition for mid October and the course was well drained. We had a great day out and will certainly be back. There are some long demanding par 4s which keep you on your A game. A great course and fun to play

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

Value for money

It was damp, had been raining all week. As a result there were 2 winter greens on. The greens had recently been hollow tired and some were holding water.
Staff were really friendly. The members we met in the car park were all friendly and welcoming.
Despite the conditions we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A great course I would highly recommend to anyone looking for golf in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Bathgate GC

Good course to play. Nicely laid out and pace if play fine. Made welcome in the pro shop and a most enjoyable day's golf.

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

Enjoyable round

First visit to the course and enjoyed it. Received warm welcome at the pro shop and the course was in good condition, especially the greens. I thought there was a good variety of holes and for the price paid it was a bargain. Wouldn't hesitate to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brilliant Day

I last played Bathgate nearly 40 years ago so didn’t remember much of the course. It’s a great test of golf with lots of variety. The course was in superb condition and the greens were the best I’ve putted on this season.
My only gripe is with Golf Now. We booked as a two ball but were advised another two ball had booked the same time so we were to play as a fourball. The other guys were great company but I would still have preferred to play as a two. It’s just the way the Golf Now booking system works.
Not the fault of Bathgate Golf Club though which I would thoroughly recommend.

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

Bathgate golf course

Brilliant course for a outing great facility’s and club house 5 stars for everything

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

Bathgate golf course

Fantastic course, very friendly pro shop staff, our 4 ball enjoyed our day out… looking forward to trying it again soon.

Thanks guys

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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

Excellent value

Great day out,weather perfect & course in great condition
would return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

4hr rounds plus a random added during a pandemic

So yesterday 3 of us played Bathgate, we were told on arrival that there was a 4th getting added which i found odd with covid but seemingly its in the rules when you book with golf now. The guy was decent to be fair and on par skill wise to our group but couldnt help think it was a risk to all 4 involved. We play as a 3 we know each other and trust each other but adding a 4th into the mix is greed on the courses part and would rather have played elsewhere as a 3.

Not sure what was going on but there seemed to be a delay on every hole, it was two ladies in front of us and help up the 4 ball but you could see a 3 in front of them holding them up as well.

Overall nice course without being anything special, club house looked nice but overall put 3 of us at risk for £19, for that reason i doubt it return unless we book a 4 ball to ensure out safety.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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Unfortunately due to a car accident and therefore my car being undrivable I had to inform Bathgate that I was unable to play. They advised me to email GolfNow to explain the circumstances and I await a reply from them. I am on holiday in Scotland and having played at Muckhart already and really enjoyed that experience, I was looking forward to experiencing another Scottish course.

Conditions Poor
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Bathgate Golf Club; recommended.

I would play here again, best greens I've seen for a long time, good variety of holes,. members are spoiled for choice for practice areas and I was able to use the chipping/bunker practice/putting area before the game. Nice clubhouse as well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

overall very good

layout very good condition great
greens very fast one par 3 had out of bounds not far
from the back of the green i would say some the holes
look betters from the white tees

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent

We loved our day at Bathgate. None of the 4 of us had ever played the course before, but we were met with a warm welcome and explanation of what was where. Then we had a swing in the (conveniently situated) nets, had a putt and then set off.
Great course, exceptional value for money, and friendly members.
Brilliant all round,
Peter

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