7 reviews of Kames Golf Club
I was a bit surprised to read a couple of very poor reviews of this place after playing. But I suppose context is evverything.
I have played a good number of excellent private courses in Scotalnd at very cheap prices (if you shop around on the various websites) and this is obviously one of those. I have also played some outstanding pay and plays and again Kames does not quite fall into this catourgary. In short Scotland is awash with good golf courses. But it is a perfectly decent pay and play track which at £15 is decent value for money. So if you transferred this course south of the border and charged £15 a round for it everyone would be raving with a good course it is. As I said context is everything.
The day i played it had been very wet the night before even by the standards of this wettest of summers. There were some very puddly bits around, in particular on the lower parts of the course and the first hole was by far the worst. But given the dreadful year we have the course condition was not to bad. The design itself is actually really quite good and takes advantage of the lay of the land in a generally imaginative way. The greens were slow but putted acceptably.
Generally the course is not over taxing - the fairways are very wide and although there was some quite thick bits of rough (where is this not the case in this wet year)it was a long way off any line you would aim at. Altogether it is not the biggest challenge in the world to a low handicapper but it is pleasent enough and in the 11th they have an excellent risk and reward hole.
The place is not a course you are going to write home about but is perfectly pleasent and for four golfers like ourselves who were feeling a little delicate from the night before it was just the right challenge.
I do have one gripe though. As with many courses these days the scorecard did have projected times you should take to play each hole. In total this time added up to four and a half hours. This is simply far to long to play a 5500 yard course. On the first par 3 they projected it would take 18 minutes to play the hole - who on earth takes18 minutes to play a par 3? Incredably the card recommended less time (17 minutes) to play the par 5 first. What on earth is the point of all this. If times on card do nothing else it should be to reduce playing time - but to take 4.30 as an excepted guide on a shortish course with no rough problemsis hardly setting the bar low. The club really needs to rethink these cards.
One of the worst course i have ever played !
I recently played most course in south Lanarkshire and found that this was one of the worst that i have ever played in my 20 year golfing experience. Other courses in the surrounding area are much more worth a visit!
Here is a list of the problems i found with this course in order.
1. The greens were the worst i had ever played
2. the fairways were as long as the rough
3. members of staff were not very helpful
4. The condition of the facilities were poor.
5. the tees were as long as the rough also .
6. The smaller course looked to be more of a challenge than the mouse valley!!
Overall i would not recommend this course to anyone and I can not see why people would want to play here at all !
A Cracking fun course. I played Carnoustie recently and I enjoyed this course more. However the wind blew at Carnoustie and you wouldn't want too much wind here, the rough is punishing and there are plenty of hazards. The greens were very nice and all with augusta like slopes. Dont miss it if you're in the area but check the weather forecast for wind or you'll come away crying.
I played the course after moving back to lanarkshire from 10 years of being away. I found the course a good test of golf and somewhere were all your shot making will be tested. The staff are very friendly and helpful, excellent day out.
I have just played 3no courses in Scotland including Moffats at Airdrie and found this course although good to be the weakest. On the plus side its a good test of golf requiring long hitting and becomes almost impossible when the winds blowing .The cost is good at £14.50 a round and its certainly still worth a visit .My main problem on the course was the small greens which are currently in poor condtion .When you are on a long par 4 into the wind you are thus oftan faced with a 3 rd shot into a small target taht wil not hold the ball .The other problem I had was the bugiy boys who did not wish to play through but kept pushing up behind me.
While I was in Scotland this past year, I had the pleasure of playing Kames Country Club. I was pleasently surprised with the condition and challenges of the course. The club restaurant was a pleasure also. The staff and food was excellent. It was all I expected and had heard of Scottish hospitality.
If you are looking for beautful country atmosphere, a place to play golf and end your visit with dinner, then you need to visit Kames Country Club.
tHIS COURSE IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE AREA A CHALLENGE FOR ALL GOLFERS AS MY FRIEND AND FELLOW GOLFING BUDDY JOHN RHIND WILL AGREE WITH,HIS 3 SCORES TO DATE ARE 116,101 AND 114.
He will probably not play again after this comment,but i have not faired much better with rounds of 117,93 and 91.
All in all anyone who plays this course will be tested to the full with water in play at more than half the holes.
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