12 reviews of Lethamhill Golf Course
In the winter months i played this course a few times and the wetness made it a slog and nlaborious and i didnt enjoy but today i went round it in the good weather and it was a joy! The greens were a million times better than before and the fairways werent drenched and swampy! There are a few challenging holes amd none more so than the 18th which wrecked my day and pushed me over 100. But it gave me the bug again and i camt wait to get back out on sunday! Heres hoping the weather continues!
P.s the 6 or 7 times ive played there have been no unwelcome locals on the course!
Another cracking Glasgow council course. A tenner for 3-5 hrs of entertainment, can't be sniffed at. There's some really great holes, mature tree lined fairways, elevated greens, a couple of burns, nice well kept bunkers, good city views, lovely loch views. There's four par 5's that with the ground being soft and wet weren't easy to get birdies at. A few tough little par 3's a couple of 250yd par 3's and the rest are par 4's that mostly need a decent drive and a pitching wedge(not many easy greens to hit so all are a challenge). The 18 being the exception, length wise at 454yds its a par 4 dogleg beast. You drive over a ditch to a right to left narrowing fairway lined with thick trees on the right with the green hidden beyond the bend. There's plenty of trees on the right for those playing it too safe. A great finishing hole. Players need reminded of repairing pitchmarks and replacing divots as with all the council courses. Some of the greens and fairways get a pounding by these short sighted lazy wans. But overall its a great course, interesting holes, decent greens for the time of year, good condition, great value, devoid of most of the golf pretensions as with the other council courses. Go try it. Lots of fun and not easy.
I have played this course on numerous occasions and found it very challenging, i am probably a 14-16 handicapper, the "local neds" as has been put has never been seen on my playing day's, the first is a par 3 ( aye right) very hard (impossible) to reach the green from the tee, but overall a very good course.
The general rule for playing public courses in and around Glasgow is to get there as early as possible.
This will help in avoiding bevvy merchants and scary children.Also try and avoid play when the schools are off.
(Played on Friday 17th of August)
That aside ... overall I enjoyed this course. The greens were surprisingly good, the fairways were mostly good and the rough was fairer than expected.
The layout is bizarre! But if you view this as quirky rather than problematic then it's fine.
Signposting the tees would help first timers immensely.
There are drainage issues but there can't be a course anywhere in the UK that doesn't have this problem given the amount of rain that's fallen in the last 4 months.
It would be interesting to see how it played if the course was dry and fast and the wind was blowing.
Definitely be back. But EARLY!
We walked off after 9 holes. On the third, the group of lads behind us, swigging beer, were hitting into the green before we cleared.
There was no signage to the next tees and the layout is just weird.
On the 7th tee we were hassled by a group of kids that pestered us to give them balls, tried to take our clubs out of our bags and generally made a nuisance of themselves.
The course was in a pretty ropey condition too.
Yes it's cheap, but this was just awful.
Played the course in early April. Tees and fairways in pretty good shape for a public course, but greens were bumpy. Fairly open course and wide fairways - just a little soggy in the rough. A number holes with elevated tees or greens can make it both challenging and scenic. Big advantage, especially if not familiar with driving in the UK, is easy to get to. Less than ten minutes from Glasgow to Exit 12 on the M8 motorway, then just a 100 yards of so from the highway exit.
great course to play with some difficult holes in particular 1,7,11,and 18.massive improvements in the keeping out of local troublemakers making the experience more enjoyable.
Good all round golf course and tricky in places. Enjoyed it.
ive played this course once and was attacked by the local neds!! i will never set foot on that course again!!!!
Apart from that i really like the course.abit challenging on some holes but a good warm up course.
Great Layout, Very challenging, some greens in need of repair due to local children playing on the course;but most greens excellent. Interesting finish to this course with a very challenging 18th.
Played in the summer,this course,though not the longest about,will provide a challenge for players of all h/caps .Most of the holes are played from a sloping lie and together with a few blind approach shots to greens makes this a challenging test.If you can play to your H/Cap here you can put in a good challenge almost anywhere.
I played this course in November and it was a bit wet to say the least.
The course was on winter greens they could have been more clearly marked, as sometimes it was difficult to determine where the next tee was.
Apart from this it was a very good course to play.
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