Canmore Golf Club

3.8697529412 3.9 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 5376 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Dress code on the course is smart but casual. There is no requirement for a jacket and tie in the clubhouse.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch, Solo

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 67 5376 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 67 5134 yards N/A N/A
Red 68 4836 yards N/A N/A

Canmore Golf Club in Dunfermline was built in 1897 and has been at its present site since 1902. In 1914, the nine-hole course became 18, although play on the back nine was limited as most of it was given up during World War I. The golf course had a second run from 1921 until 1941, when World War II intervened. In 1946, after a redesign, the course was given back to Canmore Golf Club, and, with the exception of a few small changes, the layout remains the same today.

One of the changes has been the addition of more trees, which have created a more defined layout. The par-67 golf course is comprised of five par 3s and 13 par 4s, with nary a par 5 in sight. Don't mistake the lack of a cinco as some nod to economical layout, it's more like stingy ratings. There are a few long par 4s, like the 430-yard 17th, nicknamed "Sandwich." The fairway here slopes steeply from left to right, with bunkers on the right and trees on the left.

Canmore Golf Club's signature hole is the 11th, "Quarry," a 374-yard par 4. Your second shot after the drive is blind, 30 feet down to a green surrounded on two sides by steep embankments and an out of bounds. There's also two bunkers and a burn to spice things up. The 11th hole is in the middle of a particularly tough stretch on Canmore that doesn't get much easier. The 10th has an out of bounds running along the left side, and the 12th, a par 3, features a tee shot over a big gorge full of trees. The 13th, another par 3, features more out of bounds to the left of the green. Make it out of this stretch with your sanity and a decent score, and you might be in for a good day.

Canmore Golf Club is open to visitors from Sunday to Friday from March to October and Sunday to Saturday from November to February. Catering and full bar service are available. Also, party bookings are welcomed on all weekdays and selected Sundays throughout the year.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

14 out of 15 reviews


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"Canmore golf"


t265751487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyable round of golf on a well maintained & interestingly challenging course. Would recommend to anyone of any ability but suits my game as I’m not the longest hitter.

Staff I met were friendly & helpful & very apologetic when the buggy I had booked was unavailable due to a technical problem, but it didn’t spoil the enjoyment of the golf even though I played poorly.

Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tight layout, next to a council estate"


172navigator's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Coure is ok if you manage to getvs cheap price but the layout is tight, several over-lapping holes and some blind shots. Met some miserable members and the pro was not very welcoming. I won’t go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u688718295's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course was supriprised that full greens were playing during recent wet weather but were definitely playable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Canmore Dunfermline"


Jimm1875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Staff were very welcoming, course was in good condition when you consider the time of year, playing if mats of some tees and using the mats on the course, all fully understandable. Got the impression that members are a little bit anti towards visitors, although the minority does not necessarily mean they are all against visitors, wont stop us returning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


jamesstapleton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course but a bit boggy in bits due to weather. Interesting variety of holes. Greens good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Canmore"


Eujensco's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

This course was a bit of a surprise. very good test of golf and probably the best greens that I've played on in 10 or more years. To putt well on this course you need the imagination of Bernhard Langer and as David Feherty would say "you need the touch of a gay florist" Even with the amount of rain that has fallen recently the greens are still fast.

Alex, the course manager was very welcoming and my brother and I had something to eat in the comfortable clubhouse that allows for panoramic views of the course and beyond.

I had never heard of "Canmore" until I uncovered the course on a list as part of a google search. I intend to return in the summer to experience the greens at a superfast speed and when the rest of the course hasn't had to cope with the amount of rainfall experienced recently. The course plays every inch of it's yardage.and when clubbing I would recommend adding at least 1 or 2 clubs more to your intended shot.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"5 star"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course, really enjoyed my round will definitely be booking again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Ps21979's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got this course on a great deal.

Turned up, really helpful pro who told us about the course and the layout,gave us a few tip also.

Course is great condition! Really good greens.

Could not have asked for more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u604105931's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t219504179's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



t1440046942's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t1320058488's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short and Sweet"


antonyp's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

October day with substantial dew, so mostly wet underfoot. Calm at first, but with a stiff breeze later.

Fairways nice and wide, with good turf. A fairly standard parkland start and finish, but quirky, awkward (challenging?) holes 10 through 13. The greens are sensibly accessible and nicely sloped, but--the one main problem--for our round they were almost all substantially sanded, so putting was hardly possible, or at least relevant. Still, we enjoyed ourselves, giving each other two putts at each hole...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pleasant short course"


u067203389's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Condition of greens very good but some areas very boggy. Could do with signs for Next tee for visitors.
Food not very good but pleasant staff.
Played of mats which were new but hopeless at keeping the ball on them on sloes, which were plenty.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


rem891's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a beginner and enjoy to play everywhere. And i can say this course is really good. The weather is really wet at the moment and the course was dry and nice. I feel the green slow probably due to the preparation for winter weather.
People on the golf course was nice.
It's definitively a course i will going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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