De Vere Cameron House Hotel
De Vere Cameron House Hotel, Balloch, West of Scotland, Scotland, G83 8QZ
01389 755 565 | Golf course website
4 reviews of De Vere Cameron House Hotel
Played here in May 2013. Superb set up, staff were all excellent and it had the nicest changing room I've ever seen. Plus we got a nice discount being a large group and they threw in bacon barms and coffee.
Starter was in excellent form, very friendly with answers to all the questions we threw at him.
The course itself was in great shape. THe greens could have been a little quicker and you can see they have to keep trying to repair pitch marks at the end of the day (like many "resort" courses nowadays) but they seemed to run true.
The course is longer than most people would play which led to some low scoring in our group. Couple of the higher handicappers struggled, but personally I thought it was fine. Nice to hit slightly longer irons into greens.
Everyone thought it was the best course we played on our trip this year and would love to play it again.
Played The Carrick 17 May it was a dry day with some low lying mist. The course is generally well laid out with some intereteing holes. The staff are very welcoming and the started first class.
Course was very wet underfoot. the tees and greens were in very poor condition which spoit the experience as putting was a pot luck.
back in the clubhouse we were unable to get any food as they had shut the kitchens tyo prepare for a "currie night" could not even get a sandwich.
As a general comment if you are to traval in that area there are better courses to play. It does not compare for instance to Gleneagles
This course is called The Carrick and it's marvelous. I played it last year when it was a few weeks old and decided to give it a chance to age a little. I've waited a year and have just returned there for a second look. Play this course. The first few holes are fairly standard fayre. The first is a fairly straight forward Par 4 with Out Of Bounds on either side of the fairway. Next a Par 3 with 160 yard carry over water, then a Par 4 which you can shorten over the water if you're brave (or inaccurate) with more water waiting on the next tee. Soon you find yourself on the banks of the Loch, then deep in trees for a mighty Par 5 and then back to the Loch! The further you go here the better the scenery all the way to the stunning 14th Par 3 with a very long, winding and steep walk down to the green from the Tee that you've just clambered up to. The last 2 holes are probably the least interesting, but by then you wont care - it's a magnificently well maintained course with the staff and clubhouse facilities you'd expect at this level. I'll be back there that's for sure.
Played this two weeks or so after opening and was impressed. some stunning holes form a steady start which leads to a very impressive back nine, particularly the par three signature hole, a raised tee down to the green some 75 feet below. very smart clubhouse but some teething troubles with leaking showers, almost flooded the locker room. great scenery and close to loch lomond. whilst its a great setting, don't be fooled into thinking its like THE loch lomond club. its good, but not in the same league, that said, its accessible to all. good value membership and joining fee. if i was local i'd definately consider becoming a member but i also think this course will be very very busy with visitors and hotel guests. definately worth a visit. good clubhouse, modern food but very slow service. heaven forbid had it been busy. this club will be a top drawer addition to the area once the housing development and some other bulding works are done and dusted.
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