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4.0
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
77.7%
Recommend this course
68 out of 76 reviews
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4.3
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
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16 out of 18 reviews
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4.1
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.5%
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42 out of 48 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Private
Style Inland
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

4.0
76 Reviews (76)
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course

Great course in first class condition and having stunning views

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun

There are three 9s, I okayed Naemoor-Cowden. Naemoor is open but still a challenge to score on. Cowden is the oldest 9, narrower and fun. Bar and restaurant open. Particular praise to the Pro, who was so welcoming and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Stunning Course. Particularly Helpful Staff

Fab round today at Muckhart. Course in fantastic condition. Really challenging but enjoyable.

Booked round via Golf Now - made a slight error in the booking but the absolutely superb gentlemen in the pro shop sorted out for me.

Will be back very soon.

Good job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course in fantastic condition

I had travelled up from Newcastle and had the day to kill so booked in last minute. Pro Shop was great, friendly and helpful. Explained the course to me and got me on early to avoid a 4 ball that was due to go off. The course was in great condition with some interesting holes. Some long par 3's!

Definitely worth a round!

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

Excellent Course

Excellent course and was in great condition even though we have had torrential rain over the last week. Greens were in good condition although a little slow. I am seriously considering joining the club.

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

Muckhart Golf Club

We had a really enjoyable day at Muckhart Golf Club.
Professional was super helpful, we hadn’t played there before. Course was great and no slow play. Topped off with a terrific lunch. We’ll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has a good variety of holes

Good condition considering there had been a lot of rain fall the previous few days. Some of the par 4s are challenging with raised greens but a good test of your game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

The original back nine (Cowden) is going through a lot of tree felling. As such it is a bit of an eye sore. We were told by the club pro that the greens were in the same condition as the front nine. Clearly not, covered in sand with hollow tining having taken place. In very poor condition even taking in to consideration the time of year.
Will not be returning in a hurry

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad condition

Me and my dad played 18 holes at Muckhart GC - this golf course has 27 holes in total. We played the first 9 and then decided to play a different back 9 to the original 18 that was laid out for the day. Before we went on to our back 9 I asked if all 9 hole courses were in the same condition, and was told yes. Well, the back 9 was terrible! The greens were poor and the tees weren’t much better. The fact I was told the condition of the back 9 was the same as the front 9 was just not correct, so that spoiled our overall round.
The first 9 wasn’t as bad as the back 9 but still not great. The greens weren’t good and the tees were bad too.
I used to be a member at this course, unfortunately I won’t be rushing to go back. I’ve uploaded 2 pictures of the 16th green, but to be honest I probably could have taken near enough the same picture on most greens.

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

Great views

First time played there. I appreciate it’s early in the season. The course is being prepared for the new season. 18 holes, (x2, 9 holes). Nice layed out course within the hillfoots, Varried holes. Great potential. Will be back

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

Brilliant course. Play it all the time. Cheap as well and the course for the money is second to none. Beautiful scenery and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend. Chirowwwwww

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Muckhart GC

Very enjoyable game. Course was very dry underfoot. Playing short as tees all closed but it was worth the money. Definitely go back during summer

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Hidden gem

Great course with option of playing different 18 holes each time ...

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