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4.5
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
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3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
93.5%
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123 out of 133 reviews
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4.8
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
3
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0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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16 out of 16 reviews
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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Private
Par 36
Length 3251 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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.

Course Details

Year Built 1908
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £10 - £15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Football shirts and shorts or vests are not acceptable. Juniors are permitted to wear denims and trainers.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

FootGolf

Reviews

4.5
133 Reviews (133)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time visitor greeted by a friendly welcome at the pro shop. Lovely scenery and not too challenging. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course and staff really good
Layout brilliant
Greens amazing
Only thing is the yardage was incorrect on the Scottish golf app
Would recommend this sanctuary

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gem in Scotland

From start to finish this is a little Gem of a course and great test for an average to single figure player.
Scenery is spectacular and the staff from Pro Steve to Head Chef Stuart and his wife Julie makes this venue stand out from the rest ideally priced and a warm welcome awaits any visiting group or individual.

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

Delighted with the golf course

Played 2 of the three 9-hole courses and both were in great shape. Very challenging around the greens with plenty of bunkers, slopes and borrows. Pro-shop was very helpful pre-round and clubhouse staff friendly. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our day.

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

Great experience

Played Muckhart as a visitor from the midlands and it didn’t disappoint.
Booked it through GolfNow and got a good deal on the green fee, costing just £20 to play.
The course was unusual as it was 3 lots of 9 hole courses, but it’s a brilliant idea as you play the front 9, then play another 9 on a different course which is a very different experience.
The conditions when I played were challenging however it didn’t take away from the quality of the course.
The views from most of the holes were incredible, and there were some that made the experience even better value for money.
Staff in the pro shop were very welcoming and informative and overall a good golf club - would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Wide fairways

Course in excellent condition, rough very challenging but the fairways are wide and accommodating. Greens running well. Staff both in the shop and the clubhouse welcoming.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Lovely courses in a beautiful setting absolute bargain and would highly reccomend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

I particularly like the concept of three 9-hole courses, which means that you don't know in advance which you will be playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely views

Everything apart from the condition of and around the greens was fine. I think the fee was too high for the poor quality of the greens which were very poor in the first nine and although better on the second nine they were also very slow

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem of a course.

Brilliant hidden gem of a course, with 3 9 hole course which are changed round to make 18 holes. The course was in amazing condition for the time of year. On arrival we were greeted with a smiling face and really helpful pro in the shop. Will definitely be back to play again it was a joy to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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