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
Warm welcome from pro in shop, who made us feel welcome, told us about the course, and answered some questions.
Course in good condition for time of year. Full greens and normal tees. Nice variety of holes and not overly long.
Only gripe was poor etiquette of 3 ball in front. As a 2 ball we waited in every tee shot and approach shot on the back nine. Not great in cold windy conditions.
Warmest welcome from the pro shop, advised of course layout and route to follow.
Good fairways, tight greens which were well maintained and playable despite winter conditions. Would recommend.
Played Muckhart today on a wet Nov day. Course was in great condition. Last time I played here was over 30 years ago. Lovely to be back and golf pro Scott was a gentleman. Will be back shortly!
Made to feel very welcome and the course was very well looked after just a shame the weather didn’t permit us to play the 3rd course next time we’re up this way will definitely be playing it again.
Worth a visit
This was our second time visiting on this occasion the greens had just been cored however this was the only complaint on the day as the course was in excellent condition.I would certainly recommend this course it has an excellent mix of challenging holes for all types of handicaps. The pro shop was well stocked moreover the staff and pro where very hospitable and made us feel at ease and very welcome 10/10 all round and look forward to returning
fantastic layout, great views
we played Muckhart as part of our hole way round.
a fantastic layout, friendly and informative staff.
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A Gem of a course, one that I had been planning to play for a while, didn’t disappoint. Steve was great and showed pride in his course . Definitely be going back .
Muckhart Gc 2 Sep21
Definitely a must for any golfer looking for a fair but testing course…
You will not be disappointed…very friendly staff…great food…relaxing
Atmosphere, ticks all the boxes…
Staff in club shop and clubhouse very helpful and welcoming to visitors. Explaining course layout in detail.
Course was in great condition and weather was fantastic, play was a bit slow on the back nine but didn't spoil our round.
Three nine hole courses. All very good. Wee bit hilly but nothing to taxing. Some great holes and fairways and greens in really good conditions. Extremely warm welcome from Pro and any members we met. Staff in bar also very friendly. Nice open fairways and whole day was very enjoyable..If you get the chance play it , you won’t be disappointed.
Can you better this!!
First time playing golf in Scotland. Struggled to get a tee time anywhere on a Saturday afternoon. So glad I came across this gem. Steve in the shop got me on 20 minutes before my allocated time. The first nine holes I only saw one single player. It was a bit busier on the back nine but nothing to hold me up. The course conditions and surroundings were outstanding. Every hole gave you something to think about re off the tee or your approach. The greens were fast but once you worked out the pace they were fair. All in all a great day.