Kilspindie Golf Club
Kilspindie Golf Club, Aberlady, South of Scotland, Scotland, EH32 0QD
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17 reviews of Kilspindie Golf Club
played here kilspindie on (30/04/08). The weather was poor in morning so we tried a later tee time and the weather got out great. And the course did not disappoint. The greens were in tip top shape and ran true.
The course itself is spot on with i think 4 holes running along the beach which i did find once. Not the longest course but you have to be accurate from the tee as some of the rough will catch you out. The club house is very pleasant and the staff in there are really friendly and helpful. Kilspindie was one of my favourites on the trip and I would have no hesitation on returning in the near future.
we played at kilspindie on the wednesday of our trip (30/04/08) and i have to say that the greens were the best we putted on the entire trip.
the course is again very scenic with great views from several tee boxes. it isnt the longest course with several drivable par 4s with a prevailing wind but you have to be accurate from the tee as some of the rough will snag any loose drives.
the club house is very quaint but the staff in there are really friendly and helpful. sadly i cant say the same thing about the pro in the pro shop. he was very dismissive of our group and wasnt very welcoming. also, the course planners are way over priced (£4) and they werent very helpful at all.
apart from this small gripe kilspindie is worth a visit as it is a true links course with some interesting and challenging holes.
congratulations to the green staff for maintaining the course to such a high standard!!!!
A small and inviting club with very friendly and welcoming staff, we lay this course on our second daty and we are certainly glad we did. The changing rooms are basic with showers available but the were out off order when we went but that was our only groan all day we paid for a day ticket £52 and got 28 holes before we had to depart due to flights home. The first five holes are stunning and a real challenge to any handicap. My personal favourite out of all the holes is the 16th (flagstaff)not a long hole but when the wind blows boy what a test but to single out just one hole is not right. The whole course is fantastic and the greens are the best I have played on (not a pitchmark in site) The clubhouse is small but well stocked on single malts so watch out if you hit a hole in one, our group all had drinks and food and no-one complained. If your in the area I would not hesitate to tell you to play it great value for money
Just the ticket, I was looking for what I would regard as a quality links course with beach, sea and cliff views and that is waht I got. Holes 2 3 4 offer the challenge of hitting right and being over the cliff which was brilliant. Fantastic facilities, friendly professional for lone english holidayer like myself. Would definately go back. Good food and beer to finish.
I have been able to play Kilspindie Golf Club several times with my good friend who is a member there.It is one of best links courses I have ever played and I haved played a few.The first hole is just great,the view of the firth is just out of sight.I am playing again in June 2007 and I am going to par #1, Ihope. The greens are great and the fairways are great if you keep the ball there.My favorite holes are 1-9-11-18.The club house is great and the 19th hole is just the BEST.
Played on 18 July 2005. Fantastic experience, right on the coast - in fact a couple of balls ended up on the beach, thanks to the windy conditions which prevailed on the first few holes! Lots of challenging but short par 4's made it an excellent course for the high handicapper. Very friendly staff.
We played this course on 16.6.05 and just want to say what a great course it is for the money. It may be overshadowed by it's near neighbours Muirfield, Gullane, Luffness and North Berwick. But that means it is less crowded and better value for money. Must mention the 8th hole - a cracking par 3 with the beach to the side.
Not long ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to play Kilspindie Golf Club with one of its very gregarious members (and close friend). While the weather was quite a challenge (we Californian's normally run for shelter at the first sign of moisture), the course was a delight to play. The condition of greens, tees, and fairways was commendable as were the sand traps (I consider myself an expert in this area since I found my ball in the "beach" several times). From the first hole, a touchy par three with an incredible view, to the last, an almost drivable finishing hole, I enjoyed every shot. Don't miss a pint with a wee dram in the cozy club house at the end of your golf outing on this very enjoyable links style course. I admit, I used some of the local fluid "during" the round to warm the system up.
This is a stunning little course. Easy to overlook it due to its proximity to the mighty Gullane's, but do so at your own cost. I have been travelling to Scotland every summer for the past 5 years with old school friends, and we all agree this is one of the most enjoyable we have played. The 4th hole winds down to the land's end, and the green that nestles on this outcrop is strikingly reminiscent of the 17th green at Pebble Beach. The back nine is not quite as spectacular as the outward nine, but this is a little gem that golfers of all standards can enjoy.
Another cracking course in East Lothian. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th go along the sea's edge and anything slightly pushed will find a very wet lie. We played these 3 into a 25mph wind and my partner described it as a baptism of fire. The 4th is one of the best holes I've ever played with the approach being a slightly downhill shot to a green surrounded by the sea. The 8th is a great par 3 but try to play it from the tee nearest the sea. This makes it one of the most fearsome par 3's around into the wind. The back 9 has a string of short par 4's and is not as exciting but worth playing for the first 8 hole alone. We found it to be a very friendly club.
An absolute gem! First class, in excellent condition, friendly staff in the clubhouse (great food too) and pro's shop. It blew a gale on the front 9 and the 2nd consequently played like a par 7! I've played over 170 courses in Scotland and this one has gone straight in to my top 10! A must if like us you are staying in the Edinburgh/North Berwick area.
I PLAYED THIS WONDERFUL COURSE 27 05 00
AT A SOCIETY DAY THE WEATHER WAS WET AND WINDY
AND MAKING THIS GEM VERY DIFFCULT THE PAR
FOUR FOURTH IS VERY DIFFCULT WITH THE
GREEN CUT RIGHT INTO THE EDGE OF THE SEA
SO CLUB SELICTION IS VITAL IT IS NOT
A LONG COURSE BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR
BALL ON THE FAIRWAY OR RISK GETTING CAUGHT
UP IN SOME HEAVY ROUGH THE HOSPIALITY
AND FOOD WAS GREAT ALL IN ALL A MARVELLOUS
DAS GOLF I WILL CERTAINLY BE BACK
I played the course last week and found it in superb condition. It just keeps getting better and better !! The new golf course , opening on May 28th 2000 looks amazing already and with an architect like Donald Steel I'm sure it will complement the old course beautifully. A package in East Lothian that any serious golfer must play.
I played this some years ago when heavy rain ruled out playing Royal Musselburgh. This course was playable despite this and the wind plays a full part in making this a challenge. The 8th (par 3) took an eight iron in the morning and a 3 iron in the afternoon! Short but in great condition back then. I doubt if it has changed. Well worth a visit.
What a delightful course. Although it was very short, it was quite challenging and when the wind blew several of the holes became very tough. The views are breathtaking. The rough is not too severe and the greens were in magnificent condition when I was there. They are also building a second course at the club. The clubhouse was very nice, the food was good and the service was very good. I would recommend this course to anyone who asked. I am a 4 handicap player from the States and absolutely loved this tiny little course.
As a subscript to my last message, I must reiterate what a JOY this\r\n golf course is. I may sound as though I'm being flattering but the \r\nday I had there was the greatest in my feeble life so far.
I had a great time at this fine links in East Lothian. The course, although slightly on the short side, is a fine test of golf. I particularly enjoyed the 4th which involved nailing a fairly long iron into the wind onto the green (literally surrounded by the sea.) The 8th was a memorable par 3 over the sea - a great hole! There are several par 4s which are in range off the tee - very flattering on the old scorecard! Paul Cameron (H'cap 6, Whitley Bay GC)
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