Dunfermline Golf Club
Phone(s): +44 (0) 1383 729061
Fax: +44 (0) 1383 723547
Dunfermline Golf Club has had four homes, which seems like a lot, except it has been around since 1887. So that averages to one home every 30 years. The math is a little fuzzy, though, because the club has been at Pitfirrane since 1953.
The current golf course was designed by architect J.R. Stutt. He played loose with the length, giving Dunfermline five par 5s and five par 3s, an unusual combo that gives the golf course lots of variety from hole to hole. In fact, on the front nine, no par is repeated twice, a streak that isn't broken until No. 10, which starts a string of three par 4s.
The most taxing stretch, unless you have a booming driver, has to be the final five holes, start at No. 14, called "West Lodge," a 381-yard par 4. You have to drive left to avoid a big tree on the right. The green is surrounded by trees also. No. 15 is a 479-yard par 5 called The Pentlands. You get a reprieve on Myrend, the 16th, a par 3 with a reasonable length of 156 yards and a generous green, albeit littered with bunkers.
The Dunfermline golf course closes with a bang, starting on 17, Malcolm's Wheel, a 497-yard par 5. Your second shot will be blind, with a small green free of bunkers. No. 18 is the real monster, though. Halketts Hame is the longest on the course at 528 yards. Don't let the length intimidate you, though. It's a straight shot, with a wide green and few bunkers.
Visitors are welcome at Dunfermline Golf Club. The dining room features a full menu, and snacks are available in the members lounge. There's a pro shop, a practice area, a driving range and putting greens.
Location: Three miles west of Dunfermline on A994.
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Year opened: 1953
- Golf Season:
- Guest Policy: Welcomed
- Tee times welcomed: Yes - 7 days in advance
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes - £20
- Rental carts: Yes - £22
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: £20 - £30
- Weekends: £20 - £40
- Tee times from $18 - Check prices
- Metal spikes allowed:
- Dress code: Denim jeans, shellsuits, tracksuits, collarless shirts (except those specifically designed for golf), football colour and trainers are not permitted in the clubhouse or on the course.
- Credit cards accepted:
Length, slope and rating for each tee