Cowdenbeath Golf Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6207 yards
  • Layout


Pull-carts: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Smart casual. No football colours or vests allowed on the course.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6207 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 70 5946 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 5642 yards N/A N/A

If you're looking for stately history and lore in your Scottish golf, don't look at Cowdenbeath Golf Club. Built in 1988, it certainly doesn't have the seniority of St. Andrews, but it makes up what it lacks in gravitas with character and charm.

Located six miles east of Denfermline, Cowdenbeath Golf Club was built as a nine-hole course on the old Dora Coral mine site (the golf course is still commonly known as "Dora"). Cowdenbeath was ready for play in 1991 and extended to 18 holes in 1996. The length is now 6,207 yards.

It's a parkland layout with, what its Web site describes as, "gentle undulations and tree-lined fairways." The site also boasts that Cowdenbeath is a "challenge for both high and low handicappers."

The golf course features only three par 3s, but also only one par 5, No. 17, a 526-yard beast. The longest par 4 is No. 8 at 428 yards.

The clubhouse at Cowdenbeath Golf Club opened in 1998.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Really nice course"

t1410107999's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was surprised but Course was excellent really nice fairways and great greens. Shame bunkers weren’t raked but hay ho.

Starter was friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

I recommend this course

fisher1314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

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