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61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
87.8%
Recommend this course
53 out of 61 reviews
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4.0
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.1
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.5%
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14 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type
Style Parkland/Heathland
Par 69
Length 6012 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Ballumbie Castle Golf Club has an interesting and diverse layout where no two holes are even remotely similar. Located on the outskirts of Dundee, the course was a welcome addition since the area was mostly lacking in parkland courses. Golfers can expect to use most of the clubs in their bag, but not necessarily a driver on the first six holes where accuracy is more important than distance. Water hazards come into play on four holes. One of the most notable holes is the par-4 10th, which features a burn alongside the fairway, a sloping bank to the right, and a pond to the left. Ballumbie Castle Golf Club also offers a driving range and it is conveniently located less than two miles from Carnoustie.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
61 Reviews (61)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

This course has great features

Great course, some long walks between some holes but wort it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quiet Tuesday

Sailed around 18 holes in a 2 ball in 3 hours. Great day

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

So slow

Played Sunday morning in a 2 ball - there were 2 four balls in front and the pace of play was horrendous - decent players however took ages to tee off and ages on each green - we ended up walking off will never play this course at that time again

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rory

Good course a lot of work going on but will be ideal once all work complete

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Dodgy tees

Played this course for the 3rd time today and was shocked to find the condition of the tees from previous visits shame really as it’s well laid out and greens very nice.One more point is the new house build is getting a bit excessive nearly engulfing the whole course now.But everything else about this course just makes you keep coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Been a, while

Was a member of the course around 12 years ago and it was a bit different today with the growth of trees and shrubbery and lots more houses round the course. Still an enjoyable day out with decent greens and good value for money. Friendly bar staff but no catering today was disappointing but new catering by end of month.All in all a good days golf

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Balumbie Castle Course

An interesting and varied course
Quite a distance between some holes
Bunker sand could be better
Good clubhouse with excellent outdoor seating
Ample car parking
Would benefit from more signage to guide golfers there because it does not come up on satnav
Extremely good value and I have no hesitation in recommending

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not bad

Ballumbie is a nice course but can't help feel a few of the holes have been ruined by the houses being built. There's constantly too much of a backlog of golfers because they don't space their tee times out very well which puts unnecessary pressure on the average to high handicap players when the group behind are say sub 10 handicaps.

It's a nice course and is usually always in great condition but they need to address the constant queue of golfers at certain points

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent course

Very nice course, we paid 14 pounds for our round each. Absolute bargain. Stunning for that price. Unbeatable, we were not held up at all even although there was 4 balls ahead. Really impressed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beaches

General condition of the course is fine , but the greens are terrible !

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible Greens

Playing this course, the biggest disappointment were the greens. Everywhere else on the course is well maintained but the greens were terrible. It may be April but I would expect better and other local courses aren't as bad as this. Pitchmarked, whole patches where new grass has been transplanted, bare in others. All very bumpy. Disappointing

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