Rowallan Castle Golf Course

Rowallan Castle Golf Club

Ayrshire

18 holes | par 71 | 6968 yards | Parkland

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Course Information

Golfers will marvel at the way Colin Montgomerie and his team have shaped the course with sensitivity to provide not only a fair test of golf, but also a haven for local flora and fauna. Playing a round here and attaining par or better will require negotiating winding streams, impressive mature woodlands and even a Bronze Age settlement. This is prime golfing real estate which is set to become an instant modern classic.

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location

Rowallan Castle Golf Club is located 22 miles South of Galsgow near Fenwick, easily accessible via the M77.

Rowallan Castle Golf Club, Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UNITED KINGDOM, KA32LP
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    Rating Breakdown
    14 Reviews
    5 Stars:
    4
    4 Stars:
    5
    3 Stars:
    3
    2 Stars:
    2
    1 Star:
    0

    78%

    Recommended
    this course
    11 out of 14
    reviews

    Needs investment

    Very good layout of the course in stunning surroundings but that is where it ends. The fairways are all mossed up and clearly there has been a significant lack of investment to allow this to happen. Drainage elsewhere is insufficient as balls landing off the fairway stand a 50/50 chance of being lost. The greens had been tined but insufficient sand had been used and thus greens very bumpy. Restaurant was highlight as food and facilities excellent.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Poor
    Value for the Money:
    Fair
    Course Layout:
    Good

    Damp under foot

    Course was wet ,a lot of plugged balls greens were not the best ,probably because of all the rain during the week ,starter did say it was closed four days during the week.if I payed anymore than the £12.00 I would have said it was not value for money

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
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    Good
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    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Average
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent
    Course Layout:
    Good

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Fair
    Off-course amenities:
    Poor
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    Poor
    Value for the Money:
    Poor
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Big greens .flat tees.

    Tees/greens great. Fairways need work done on them. Rowallan know this and are doing what they can. Course is still young. Think folk might forget this??? It will take time.3/4 year and course should be a lot better.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Off-course amenities:
    Average
    Course Conditions:
    Fair
    Value for the Money:
    Average
    Course Layout:
    Good

    Rowallan Castle -

    I have played here a couple of times previously, and although a member at Nearby Troon Wellbeck, always wanted Rowallan to show signs of tackling its reported problem of drainage. I'm glad to say, having played (Sat 3/12/16) at a time of year most parkland courses would be struggling, Rowallan was actually in pretty good condition. Good enough to make 2 of our group consider switching membership from Troon Wellbeck. The course is firm, but fair. If you place your way around, keep out of the bunkers, and keep it in play, you can play and score well. The greens are very large, with huge swales, mounds, and different levels, making for challenging times on the green, if you're on the wrong part of the green. These are challenges you just don't face on lesser courses. I would definitely recommend it. Its a young course, but improving.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
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    Excellent
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    Value for the Money:
    Excellent
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
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    Good
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent
    Course Layout:
    Good

    Winters golf

    Always enjoy playing Rowallen, lovely setting, challenging course and very friendly staff. The reason we chose to play Rowallen was because they had full greens on when most in the area we're playing winter greens. The only issue with Rowallen is the drainage. I know its been wet recently but I've played here in the summer and it's the only thing that let's it down. After a little bit of rain there will be several holes that are totally soaked. It's a shame as I would play here a lot more if they could work out a way of drying out the course.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
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    Good
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    Good
    Course Conditions:
    Fair
    Value for the Money:
    Excellent
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Rowallen castle views were great

    Course layout fantastic . But it was too wet under foot . I will go back & play it in summer

    Staff Friendliness:
    Average
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Poor
    Value for the Money:
    Fair
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Rowallan on fine day.

    Played on a fine day in October. Course in good condition although fairways were very wet. A bit of a surprise as we are having a fairly dry spell. A very welcoming professional shop that did indicate that some greens had been heavily sanded. Clubhouse facilities excellent with great showers. A bit of a walk from green to tee but I enjoyed the experience Worth a visit .

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
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    Excellent
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    Good
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    Excellent
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    Good

    Beautiful course but wet

    The drive into the course allowed for some spectacular views. It gave a sense of anticipation of what was to come. The setting is outstanding - not only the castle and gardens but the views across towards the coast and the isle of Arran. Truly mind blowing. Met by some of the friendliest staff I have had the pleasure of meeting - 10 out 10, guys you set the standards. The design of the course by Monty was spectacular. The lay out and design with "little" traps to grab that inherent hit or misjudged approach made it a course to remember. The available size and distance between tee's would lend towards championship golf. The only concern and what let this course down was the wet. Even on top of hills the course was wet. Sort the drainage out and there will be a queue heading back to Kilmarnock to play here - will be back to play though mid summer.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
    Off-course amenities:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Average
    Value for the Money:
    Good
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Good day out

    As long as the course has had time to dry out and the wind is not blowing, this course is a good challenge with a well thought out layout and very well positioned bunkers (especially from the tee off areas). Quite a long track but that just makes the approach shots more challenging.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Good
    Pace of Play:
    Average
    Off-course amenities:
    Good
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    Good
    Value for the Money:
    Good
    Course Layout:
    Excellent

    Big monty loves bunkers

    Great test of golf well positioned bunkers to catch you out course management has to be spot on greens were in not bad condition if people would repair pitch marks . But course is a very good value for money for a championship design course a credit to big monty for the design really enjoyed my afternoon of golf

    Staff Friendliness:
    Excellent
    Quality of food & beverage:
    Excellent
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    Good
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    Excellent
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    Good
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    Excellent

    Very poor clubhouse service

    Condition of course is not good for what it sets out to be. Fairways covered in moss even taking into account time of year. Seems untidy. Wouldn't like to play it in wet conditions. Was very windy when we played which made it more difficult. Service in clubhouse dreadful - at 4.10 we were told that kitchen closes at 5pm so no food available [hadn't realised that it was only 4.10 at that point]. Ordered a beer but was told the barrel needed changing so went outside and waited on girl bringing beer. 7 mins later she appeared to say that there was only enough for half a pint. I asked for my money back and also asked why there was no food if it was only 4.10. She changed her answer to something like there hadn't been enough supplies ordered for the kitchen. My impression was that they wanted to finish up early.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Average
    Quality of food & beverage:
    Poor
    Pace of Play:
    Good
    Off-course amenities:
    Fair
    Course Conditions:
    Fair
    Value for the Money:
    Fair

    Fantastic design and setting

    superb layout and course design. great variation of holes in a beautiful setting. This course suffers greatly with drainage so it was totally saturated on fairways and in the semi. Tees were in great condition, greens needed a month or two and have not recovered from hollow tining in the recent past. Still enjoyable regardless but if they could get the drainage sorted or if you played after a period of dry weather this course would be up there amongst the best in Ayrshire.

    Staff Friendliness:
    Average
    Pace of Play:
    Excellent
    Course Conditions:
    Average
    Value for the Money:
    Good

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