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4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
87.8%
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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

4.2
30 Reviews (30)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

A fair review based on the day

Obviously, it is winter time, therefore weather conditions play a factor.
So due to recent inclement weather, only 13 holes were in play, 2 reduced from Par 4s to par 3s, most on temp tees, and all on temp greens.
Had I known the above, I would not have booked. GolfNow policy is course ahs to be closed for refund. It may as well have been!
I've played here before, staff are friendly and helpful, and the course is usually in good condition. Temp greens, reduced holes, etc - not for me so this did not represent good value for money.
NOT knocking the course, more GolfNOW policy and advertising of what you are paying for.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was ok

Course was OK although would be much better if winter greens were cut and not just same as fairway grass.
Staff were friendly.
There was no course rules emailed, messaged or told on the day to me so when we passed a bell we did not know what it was for and ended up recieveing a bit of hassle for not ringing the bell. Should be more explained especially when you have never played on a course before.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First visit

Thoroughly enjoyed playing Bathgate. Due to the conditions had to play with mats off the fairway but still enjoyed the round. The course is tree lined wide generous fairways. Many interesting holes.Staff in pro shop were very helpful and friendly..Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Holes 2/3/4 drenched

Top course, just due to time of year winter greens and flooded fairways.... green that were in play, top class

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Luckily, unlike other courses we have played recently there were no winter greens, course was a little damp in places, but never the less it was a good test for our golf standards, there was no facilities in use exc toilet so could not comment on the facilities off the course. One observation is the large amount of divots and in repaired pitch Marks, the green keepers nightmare, all in all taking into the conditions and the weather, well worth the money.

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

Slowest round I’ve ever played

Played on a Sunday afternoon in a 3 ball and there must have been a Texas scramble on. 4 ball after 4 ball after 4 ball of golfers who were absolutely horrendous. Group in front were slowing the whole course down to the point there was 2 groups waiting to play on each hole. Never once waved to play through or even an apology, waiting until the green cleared on par 5s when the players could barely drive 150 yards. Apart from that the course was in good condition, greens were good apart from the 3 holes we had to play on winter greens??

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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 Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Russian

Almost broke the car in two driving along side railway line .( very high bump strips)
Two members in a buggy at our backs all the way through the game pushing their way through most people until they met our 3 then they seemed to join a 3 ball making it 5 ball as they wouldn't back off .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

Played here after some rain over previous week and it had left the course a bit boggy in places but other than that it was in decent condition, felt like we had held folk up a bit but we had to wait for others to clear our fairways after crossing onto it from other holes, need to be cautious in places with crossing fairways etc but not a bad course by any means, only paid £14 each thanks to golfnow so good value

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course has a good lay out

Seems to have a drainage problems on various holes, due to the surface water lying
Some bunkers are needing attention

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Would Recommend

Played on a Hot Deal with 3 others. Good group.

Course was in great condition given the volume of rain in the area over the past week. A few soft greens and a few holes with little run but generally still in great nick.

A good mix of holes, with some unforgiving par 3s if you're not accurate and a good mix of par 5s.

Would definitely recommend, particularly after a period of dry weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

good day

very enjoyable course with a great variety of hole layouts

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course. Played through rather wet conditions, and greens were definitely a bit spongy. That being said, the course was in rather decent condition. Very interesting layout, nice and long! Great value for money!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

My 1st time playing Bathgate, it had been a bad storm the previous day with non stop rain. When we played the course it rained for up until the 17th hole.
The course held the water well and it was a brilliant challenge course, I really enjoyed the par 5s and the par s are really great to attack. The odd blind hole, but the Greens were top notch, fairways amazing and not difficult to get out of trouble. staff very friendly and I will be back on a dry day. As local members were very friendly and said it's a great course to play in the sun ☀, but so is every course.. Lol
Honestly great course and will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Done

Nice course but with nine winter greens only played some of it but really enjoyed game cheers

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Not much I can say badly about this course. Maybe a few more hazards would make it a bit more challenging but the holes are great as they are.

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

Excellent course

From start to finish this golf course was great. A real pleasure to play. Will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Round cut short due to pace of play

Course was in very good condition, however I cut short my round after just 6 holes as it took nearly 90 minutes to play them. This was as a result of two issues - a group of 4 elderly gentlemen refusing to let either the pair in front of me or myself play through, and the club double booking the tee time with a pair of members who took precedence over my tee time as a visitor.

This is something that needs to be sorted where a tee time advertised on GolfNow as a “hot deal” should not then be double booked and it is not the first time this has happened at this course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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