Glen Golf Club

Glen Golf Club, North Berwick, South of Scotland, Scotland, EH39 4LE

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Played this course as a 4 ball on the 2-4-1 offer while we visited the area to watch the Scottish Open at Gullane. Been a number of years since I last played here and it is as stunning as ever. Great condition with fantastic views over the cliffs and to Bass Rock. Even managed a par 3 on the signature hole.We all enjoyed the course and the meal in the clubhouse before we teed off. Will be returning soon.

Posted by STEVEN BLAKEY on 25/07/2015
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Played on the 13/09/14, over a 5 hours it took, course layout is good and challenging but the greens were poor for a links course.

Posted by MLamb on 15/09/2014
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Played The Glen in a Greensome comp in early September. The course was in great condition,despite the very poor summer.Greens quite quick and the ball runs smooth. Great views over to Bass Rock and Fife. A must play if you are in the area.

Posted by Geoff Chapman on 06/09/2012
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Had a round with my son in mid August, paying £60 for the pair of us on a 2 for 1. The course was in good condition and even if you play badly, the views can compensate to a degree. The fairways were mostly very generous but we played on a relatively calm day. The greens were slower than I expected and as a previous reviewer stated, the much photographed 13th was a little disappointing as it's virtually a blind shot of around 125 yards.
All in all, a must play if in the area.

Posted by colin ashmore on 26/08/2012
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Played here once again on our third course in October golf society trip, weather was poor and course bit me real hard i played s**t! Still love the place though, pitty that the greens were holotined yet again when we were there! we must go in the summer some time

Posted by Ian Brodie on 16/10/2010
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The Glen is the East Links at North Berwick and runs out and back along the cliff overlooking the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock. Very picturesque from all holes.
The course was in excellent condition. There was a stiff breeze from behind on the front 9 and into our face on the back 9, and our scoring reflected it.
The 1st offers a stiff climb up to the green from a wide fairway. The hole coming back down is the 18th and provides an intimidating tee shot, especially when the wind is blowing.
I found the course's much photgraphed feature hole, the 13th Sea Hole, a big disappointment as it is played as a short downhill par 3 with a blind tee shot. It is a shame it couldn't have been approached from the opposite direction where the spectacular position of the green could have been more appreciated.
Modern, spacious clubhouse overlooking the sea.

Posted by Ian Thomas on 14/07/2010
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Glen Golf Club had the honour of settling the inaugural 1GE tournament, and what a setting! Amazing views from virtually every part of the course, we had a beautifully sunny day, couldn't of had a better location. Having said that, the course didn't quite match up the the previous beauties of Gullane and Dunbar: not many pot bunkers, greens good but not great in terms of speed and smoothness, really felt like a clifftop parkland course, albeit set in an incredible location. Don't get me wrong, its good but if you're travel to this part of the world looking for links golf with hard-running approaches, undulating fairways, then I wouldn't come here. But we had a tournament on our hands! Vaz looking to hold off his challengers, and a beautiful 6 iron up the monster hill on hole 1 sent shivers down his opponents necks. Oli starting solidly, hole 3 aidan's beautiful approach matched by vazza, but aidan's putting is again red-hot! quality birdie. oli scores 4 points on hole 5, solid play and he's back in it. Hole 7, vazza puts a 5 iron to 10 feet, but aidan again with his red-hot putter matches the par and takes the spoils. hole 9 could be crucial: aidan buzzing with confidence with his red-hot putter, but he's overcooked the first one, that's a 3 putt and the frustration is obvious! oli scroing solidly on every hole, and he's ahead for the front 9, but vazza clinging on to his overall lead. oli does well to get a point on hole 10, wrong side of the green and how's he meant to stop the ball? a miracle par from aidan on hole 11, another great putt, he wont go down without a fight! the signature hole, what's the best way to deal with it? aidan and oli bouncing off the hill, vazza going conventional, all 3 on the green so again its down to the putting , vazza the only one walking off with a par and he can start to smell victory. aidan 3 back, oli a further 3, just as we started! pressure starting to tell now though: aidan's gone for a swim in the north sea! but another great putt and missed 3 footers for vaz and oli, could this be a momentum shift? not likely: its bunker-ville off the tee on 15 for aidan, oli hacks his way to a point, it needs to be better than this guys! par 3 hole 16: a might whoosh of his 5 wood for aidan, but the balls hardly moved! he wont like that! a blob and you can see what it means to the poor sod. oli gets a solid 3 points, but he'll need a mistake from vazza now. another slice and its game over for aidan, oli cant do anything to stop vazza'a stroll to victory, 2 more solid pars and its a comfortable victory for the spaniard. met with grudging applause (and lots of abuse) from his opponents, but who cares, the crowd's going wild!

Posted by Simon Vazquez on 01/06/2010
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I have to agree with my paty member Chris Chambers regarding the greens, BUT i have played here many times and it still did it for me. It was a shame our trip coincided with the top dressing and areation of the greens but this course is a must play! I love the place and despite the greens i still leave with great memories til we return next year

Posted by Ian Brodie on 04/05/2009
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Judging by looking at the current website, I think I played prior to the addition of some seaside holes. These seem to be just what the course needed, as I thought it was a bit plain, cliff top golf, fairly wide open, and quite repetitive. However, incredible views of the ocean and bass rock, so an easy and pleasant day of golf it was, if not spectacular. Would recommend as long as the expectations are kept in check.

Posted by Alan Peschansky on 03/05/2009
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This course left me feeling as though I wanted to love it, but I just couldn't. Great layout with some great holes but one or two of the holes are very uninspiring. The first hole has to be one of the hardest holes I have ever played, and the Sea Hole is a fantastic par 3. One major disappointment was the greens, I understand they had to be top dressed but they were literally like putting on glass.
Some fantastic views of Bass Rock and North Berwick in general. Would definately return to have another crack at it. Brilliant clubhouse and food, and the pro shop was very well stocked. Worth a visit.

Posted by Chris Chambers on 01/05/2009
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22/5/08
the hill on the 1st got fat tiger and mr sasuage sweating just looking at it,it is sharp hill,but after that it evens out abit,fastish greens,best holes are back9 sum nice tough holes, seahole u need more club than it looks, stroke1 next hard green runs away from yer,reachable par5 next ,i hit driver as hard as cud in2 16th 183yrd par 3 and was still short,17th tough obb right all way down right,18th great driving hole, boom boom challanged fat tiger to a sep match play game 4 a tenner ,but was bit abit ov a no contest with the tiger man running out easy winner,best bit was they wer supposed to be playing as a pair aswell as aving there own game,walshy won smoking comp again,big nev had gone his verucas had kicked in was walking like long john silver, ex champ was very gracious defeat,dad was glad the kids holiday was over he could now relax we wer all off home,george i loved you couldnt of done without your help in the kitchen my friend,and ur compionship was 2nd 2 non,great week lads some great courses ,roll on 2009.best club house ive ever set foot in looking at bass rock even tough it was bit pricey in bar

Posted by c jones on 07/07/2008
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last day of the scotland tour 22nd may 08,awake early again due 2 seagulls on roof of carvan eating bread, fat tiger was in the lead bye 4 points in the league but to be fair to the fatty he had played the best golf, 2nd and 3rd were sausage king and boom boom all to play for,after looking at the climb up 2 the 1st hole fat tiger and sausage king were already breaking sweat just looking at it,it must be 90yrds uphill and the steepiest u can find, mountain goat comes to mind,once up there the course flattens out alot,greens all round were fast,wind had got up so it played tough in 2 the wind ,i remember and always will creaming my 3 iron rescue club in2 the wind it went 110yrds lol,the stand out holes for me were the 3rd nice down hill par 4,6th stroke index 16 par 5 with very tricky green dont think non of us got on in 3,7,8 are pretty good holes 9th cracking par 3 towards sea from elevated green,13,14 ,15 played right on coast any slicer is good bye ball,17 and 18 are great holes esp 18 really open your shoulders time can u hit the club house, u must be 100ft up atleast the nearest we got to green was near putting green,after a very eventfull round of hearing boom boom shouting ohhhh stanley from 2 fairways away i knew he wasnt playing well the slice had finally got him in2 trouble,i was rubbing my hands as he wanted to take me on in afternoon off flat feet for a tenner but i cudnt welsh the bet as i did make him drink half bottle of slow gin night b4 he challanged me, special mention must go to the sausage king as we got some fireworks off the lad when he was playing well at that time, if some 1 had took his blood pressure it wud of broke the machine,he was proper fizzing sorry sausage but i cudnt help chuckling but you were like a rocket and just about ready for take off,fat tiger took the cup back to hull with 38 points, i did take boom booms money aswell he won the 1st hole but it was his only 1 and we were treated to plenty of ohhhhhhhhh stanley man,clubhouse is great looking out 2 to bass rock,enjoyable day just wish they had buggies,reat week lads carnt wait 4 next year

Posted by c jones on 02/06/2008
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It's quite a hilly layout with some wonderful views overlooking the sea.
It's not too tough but some of the holes are quite tricky. The 13th is the signature hole, a short par 3 right next to the ocean, a great golf hole.
The Glen was great value for money using 2 for 1 vouchers and the food in the clubhouse was outstanding too. A great place to visit.

Posted by Phil Snelman on 19/05/2008
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what a fantastic course! this was the second course on our four day trip and the second time i have played this course. the greens were in exceptional condition for the time of year and the fairways were well manicured and kept also.
the new clubhouse is really nice and we all received a warm welcome by the staff in there. it has beautiful views over berwick and is also resonably priced.
back to the course though, and each hole has its own individual feature. the first plays around 380 yards with an elivated green. when you finally climb the steep hill up to the green it offers unbelievable views of the firth of fourth and the surrounding areas. i personally prefer the front nine to the back but its a course well worth playing on.
i will definately return in the near future. a must play in the area. the only let down is the lack of a driving range!

Posted by Glenn Angus on 21/10/2007
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I played The Glen today for the first time. Stunning views and some excellent holes especially on the back nine. The greens were ok. The new clubhouse is fantastic, this place is fanstastic value for money.

Posted by Tom Ryan on 01/09/2006
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I enjoyed playing here but the greens were not realy good enough for this area, with all the great courses around. It should be a 'Hidden gem' but the greens let it down.
Great veiws and some nice holes.
Good for at reasonable prices but the are moving in to a plush new club house soon, will the prices go up!

Posted by Michael Holmes on 06/06/2006
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A great test of golf on a very winday day, clubhouse was very welcoming as were all the staff a great day out

Posted by Henk Potts on 14/05/2005
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visited in Sept 03. Great course, brilliant scenery. greens were holding well and true for putting. Experienced both extremes of weather in same day resulting in two entirely different strategies to get round the course without total emabrassment. Would definitely visit again !!!
Rating 9/10

Posted by Geoff Mantle on 15/09/2003
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Scottish Blind Golf have played their national championship here for the last 14 years, and they don't want to go anywhere else! A top class challenging course with great assistance and hospitality offered by the club and it's members. Though the rough has gotten a bit heavy, the fairways are fair, and the greens are always true and in magnificent order. A quality golf course well worth a visit any time of the year.

Posted by Robin clayden on 17/07/2003
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PLAYED THE COURSE ON 25TH JULY.THE COURSE WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND THE VIEWS ARE MAGNIFICENT OVER BASS ROCK.
THE WELCOME IN THE CLUB HOUSE WAS GOOD AND THE 13TH IS A VERY GOOD HOLE.
WELL WORTH A VISIT!

Posted by STEVEN BLAKEY on 30/07/2002
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A great classic links course which we played during the open week. The views are simply breathtaking , especially out to Bass Rock . The course was in perfect condition and the welcome in the clubhouse was great. All this for £22!!
Too many wonderful holes to talk about but the 18 th coming back to town is breathtaking.Play it !!

Posted by Richard Bown on 25/07/2002
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The Glen is a cracking course with more than it's fair share of good holes. The Sea Hole is the most famous but I thought the 9th was a tremendous par 3. I also really liked the 12th, a long par 4 down to the sea, and 18th with one of the best views in world golf. If you're touring East Lothian don't miss this one.

Posted by Ian Brown on 27/05/2002
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I played the course for the first time recently and enjoyed the challenge of the strong wind and varied holes. Especially enjoyed the 9th, downhill with the wind a satisfying shot from the tee and drove the green with a 5 iron. Great course which I will play again soon hopefully.

Posted by Joseph McAdam on 31/07/2001
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a group of 8 lads from yorkshire played here in a strong easterly wind with drizzle all day in march..and thoroughly enjoyed the course ..what more can be said for an excellent course an a very friendly clubhouse...the steak pie was something else ...we'll be back in summer just to see if the greens are still as fast...many thanks to all the members who made the trip so enjoyable..

Posted by trevor_wh@hotmail.com on 26/03/2001
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This was our first round in Scotland in the course was very enjoyable. I enjoyed the par 3 holes very much. Fun 18th hole too, with a great view of the town.
If you have some extra time give it a try.

Posted by Phil Robinson on 14/10/2000
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