Brucefields Family Golf Centre
Brucefields Family Golf Centre, Bannockburn, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scotland, FK7 8EH
01786 818184 | Golf course website
8 reviews of Brucefields Family Golf Centre
It's Gary again and after reading a lot of your comments I felt the need to play the course again to see if my first impressions were right or wrong.
I played the course again on 01/06/2007 and yes the course looked a lot better than it did the last time I played, it even had new marble yardage signs on the tees (well done it's only taken 11 years) my main complaint however and also of my playing partners was the poor conditions of the greens they were the worse greens I have played on by far over the last few years. I think the green-keeper needs to have a good look at them and do something about them as they were very bumpy and you could not get a good roll on them in particular the 9th was by far the worst. After the round we had a drink and spoke to a few members one was Tom Hislop a past Captain and even he said the condition of the greens was terrible and that the green keeper does nothing about it and all the management are interested in is taking money from the play as you play visitors and don't care about what the members think or say.
My advise to the members is if this is the case there is far better golf courses in this area who do care and look after the members.
Anyway I have had my say and my last point is that at £16.oo to play a nine hole course all be it 18 holes is a rip off I won't be back.
i was very impresed of brucefeilds after reading what bary said i would just like to tell anyone that he must have very high expectations of the course
i thought that brucefeilds was a very pleasureable 9 hole course i thought what gary said was the biggest pile of lies. the green is in very good condition and if gary was complaining about the ruff he cant be a verry good golfer as i found it was very normal condition one of the other things i liked was the fairway tea bar i will definently be going back to the course in the nearby futre
very good course
Great wee course, thoroughly enjoyable and a great test of golf for beginners to Low Handicaps with out of bounds at almost every hole.
Chosen on a recent trip to Scotland more to fit my wifes skills than mine, but actually a damn good 9 hole course. Even on the last week of October it was in pretty good nick.
The first, a gentle downhill par 4 towards a housing estate doesn't leave the best impression but the 2nd, 3rd and 4th in a triangle were excellent. The 6th, played from a higly elevated position to a small green surrounded by gorse, ditch, and bunkers is a real 'On, or gone!'.
Other holes are tricky rather than difficult with multi-level greens, ditches and well placed bunkers, but that just made the day a very pleasant test, without feeling that we had 'wrestled the beast' as we came off the last.
Returned last week to play this course after a 2 year gap and was pleased to see it in splendid condition despite the vagaries of our weather. The course was well presented with clear evidence of hard work by greens staff and management.
This 9 hole facility although not over long presents golfers
of all standards with constant challenges, no more so than
the all uphill long par 5 and the fiendishly difficult par
3 hole no.6. This short hole takes no prisoners. Miss the
green and there is no way back.Club selection varies with
the wind and can be from wedge to mid iron.This pleasant
pay and play course is enhanced by great views of the nearby
Ochills and Stirling Castle. The adjacent par 3 course has the distinction of providing not only a fine short game
practice facility but is host to the junior members who in addition to their own club also it would appear play non-stop throughout the season. This dedication to the junior scene accounts for the many thousands of lessons for the
young golfer over the last 4 years.I recommend a visit.
I have read Gary's comments from last year and found out for myself that he is being very unfair about Brucefields. I found the facility in a perfect condition throughout, all areas were well maintained and certainly no worse than any other golf course I have played. As golf facilities go I would have to say Brucefields is probably in the top five 9 hole pay as you play golf courses and the club house itself, with the driving range, large shop and cafe bar would put the majority of private member facilities to shame.
My personal feeling is Gary had a bad day last summer and is looking for something other than his poor golf to blame. Brucefields is a super 9 hole parkland course with lots of character. This course is about making shots,something golfers like Gary seem to have forgotton. Golf is not about hitting the ball 350yards every time you tee up.
8th May 2003
after playing this course i would have no intention to pay to play it again.
i found the course in poor condition not only by the weather but by the standards of which the course is maintained by their greenkeepers.
any features this course had were spoilt by long grass that has been allowed to grow out of control the semi rough is covered in clover like i have never seen before except for in a farmers field.
the walk way from the 6th tee to the green has been over run bushes that have not been maintained by their greenkeepers.
this course has the potential to be a very plesent course but is spoilt in the manner in which it has been maintained or should i say the lack of basic course maintenance
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