The Cowden at Muckhart Golf Club
The Cowden's nine holes at Muckhart Golf Club are the original nine where golf has been played for nearly 100 years at the foot of the Ochil Hills. Virtually no changes have been made to the layout during this time.
Muckhart Golf Club has 27 holes comprising three courses of 18 holes on a rotating basis. The Cowden Course measures 3,251 yards from the medal tees, and par is 36 for the nine holes.
Cowden's signature holes are the fifth and ninth. No. 5 is a challenging par 4 crossing two valleys, with the green backed by the Ochil hills. No. 9 is normally the last hole in an 18-hole round and is considered one of the finest finishing holes in Scottish golf. The drive has to be steered between a stream and a water hazard, and only the very longest hitters will consider taking on the burn in front of the green with their second shot.
|Red (W)||36||2776 yards|
|White M: 68.7/116||288||307||290||168||361||195||530||487||195||2821||6072|
|Yellow M: 65.6/113 W: 69.6/117||278||287||290||165||361||192||469||475||135||2652||5766|
|Red W: 68.8/116||270||275||280||156||361||157||469||475||195||2638||5684|
Food & BeverageBar, Catering
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Locker Rooms
Great day out
Despite the horrible weather for the full week, all greens were on and no fairway mats. Course in really decent condition despite all the snow, wind and rain.
Warmly welcomed and shown around, then welcomed into the clubhouse afterwards for a fantastic bowl of soup and a roll.
Looking forward to returning.
Played after days of rain but the course was in a really good condition and not heavy underfoot. Forward tees in December but full greens and no mats. Stayed for soup and a sandwich after a really enjoyable day golfing. I'll definitely be back next year.
Great during winter
Definitely recommend playing if you are looking for normal golf experience during winter. No winter greens and original greens are kept in great condition. Fairways good as well, hard to see this time of year. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in summer, views are exceptional and some holes very interesting. Some greens are surrounded by trees which gives a really magical feeling.
Lovely course in good condition for time of year
Very friendly welcome at the Pro Shop. Took the time to come outside and point me in the right direction. Explained conditions of the course and told me what to look out for. Course itself was in good condition (considering the amount of rain recently) and was a very interesting and not too difficult a track. Best recommendation I can give is that I will definitely be back.
Good course in beautiful setting - course was wet but still playable, greens were cored and sanded but given it was November was pretty good.
Couple of negatives - temporary tees were not level which made driving difficult and the speed of play was very slow - three members held up the whole course and would not let us through.
Overall enjoyed course and will look to come back in the summer.
Played here a few times but not recently.The scenery is stunning and the course provides many holes to take on with good birdie chances.The only disappointment was the state of the greens which were the worst I have played on in many a year.This was partly down to many of them having been cored and not filled with sand and rolled in many areas.
Played Muckhart on 16th Oct 2020, what an absolute midden, greens were cored and without doubt the worst attempt at coring Iv ever seen in my life an utter disgrace, the front 9 can only be described as a junior 9 it was shocking and that was without bringing the greens to the table, Pro told us “it looks hilly but it’s no” pure lies one of the hilliest courses I’ve ever played, all in all stay well clear of this dump!!
1st time playing the course,excellent day,would definitely play again
Very well looked after course with good drainage. Your given a rake at the start of your round to keep the bunkers in play. We played 18 of the 27 available. Rough can be unforgiviing, there's a few hill climbs and the greens are testing, but that all adds to the fun.
Sunday 27th September
There was an open Texas scramble and we were booked to play on the same day without prior warning. Play was extremely slow and the course very busy.
Would have avoided it if we had been warned.
Once again lived up to expectation
Playing here regularly as it’s a great course with the choice of 3 different 9 holes all in great condition.