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Our Course

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The golf course is in great condition and an excellent James Braid design.
James Braid also designed and updated Gleneagles and Carnoustie.

Bathgate Golf Course is an inland, tree lined course. Majority of golf holes are flat and easy walking but still challenging in true James Braid style. It measures 5120 yards (ladies) and up to 6300 yards (gents) with a Par 70 / 71.

It suits all abilities & ages – gents, ladies, seniors and juniors.
A course worth playing where golfers want to come back.

See below for information and video flyover of each hole.

Hole 1

A short par 5 that can be birdied if the drive is on the fairway. Hit a club to be short of the
burn that runs across the fairway at 300 yards. This will leave approx. 200 yards to a green
surrounded by 3 bunkers.

Hole 3

Short Par 4 dog-leg. A long iron avoiding the fairway bunker leaving a short iron to a large green with two deep bunkers left and right to be avoided, large run off front left

Hole 5

A par 5 that can play tougher than it looks. A tight drive must be in the fairway to have a chance in two. The green is surrounded by bushes and the front right is guarded by two
deep bunkers.

Hole 7

Keep tee shot down left hand side to use the slopes to your advantage. This leaves a short second shot to a two-tier green – important not to go long and get on the correct level.

Hole 9

A fairly short par 4 with a good drive leaving a short iron in. Two bunkers short of the green make the second shot more difficult than it looks.

Hole 11

A tough par 3. 175 yards with out of bounds long and left. A bunker to the right with gather balls running down the slope on the green if short.

Hole 13

Long par 3 with a dry gully in front of the green. Hidden bunkers, front left and right.

Hole 15

A long testing par 4 from yellow tees out of bounds on the right. Drive must favour the left side which will leave a tough 2 nd shot over a burn that runs across the fairway 60 yds. short. The green has a severe run off at the front with a deep bunker guarding the right side. Par is good here. From white tees, it plays a very makeable par 5.

Hole 17

A lovely short par 3 with water in front of the green; all sloping towards the water. The tee shot must be accurate to avoid all the dangers. The bunker at the back of the green leaves an almost impossible up and down.

Hole 2

A long par 4 where par is a great score. A tee shot down the left of the fairway will leave the
best angle to the green. Bunker guarding the front right of the green should be avoided.
Long second shot where short is better than long.

Hole 4

A long par 3 from an elevated tee, makes club choice difficulty, the opening to the green is a
fairly generous target to a well-guarded green.

Hole 6

Favour left side of the fairway to have best angle into the green; Sight will be obstructed if
you drive up the right. Drop off on right side of green leaves a tough up and down.

Hole 8

Short par 3. Short iron to green, fairly large target, can be an easy par if you find the green. Danger awaits all around with 3 large deep bunkers and a large run off at the back and side.

Hole 10

A straightforward par 4 if you find the fairway. Trees lurk on either side for those who don’t. The green is fairly large with a bunker at each side which if found can leave a fairly tricky up
and down.

Hole 12

Drive towards marker post and play as a 3 shot hole. Out of bounds up right side; longer hitters can cut the corner and go for it in 2. Fairly flat green with a bunker either side.

Hole 14

Straight par 4 with a burn across fairway, 300yds+ from the tee, drive up the right to open up the green. Leaves approx. 160 yds. over the water.

Hole 16

Chance! 300 yard par 4 where if a good drive finds the fairway you will have a very short
approach left to a very flat green; surrounding bunkers come into play if the drive is astray.

Hole 18

Not an easy finish. A drive which is aiming towards the out of bounds makes you favour the right side, where there are trees lurking. If the drive finds the fairway the second shot will be a mid-short iron to a narrow green.