8 reviews of Mount Ellen Golf Club
Played the course this year (August 2013)and it was in great condition.
Tees were probably the worst part but fairways good and greens were excellent.(As good as any)
The course is short but small well guarded greens made it a good test on my short game and placed a lot of emphasis on positioning off the tee.
On asking about joining I found the annual fees to be a reasonable £550.
4 of us played for £60 and thouroughly enjoyed our experience. Will go back next year for definite
Nice course and very challenging for myself. I hope to play a few times and i am very grateful for finding this small but challenging course. I worried after having my heart by pass i would not find a course small but still challenging.
I am unable to play the 9th to the 12th and the 16th and 17th due to the gradient but they do not mind people jumping from hole to hole so i get fun from the other holes.
Clubhouse is very central which is handy as i am on water tablets and very friendly people.
I would hope to join the course but surprised at the fee and no concessions given i am now disabled and cannot play the whole course. A more realistic fee i think would attract more members.
Green playing well and most greens in operation. Ground staff are great i got a lift on the tractor to go to the clubhouse to use the facilities.
The clubhouse was basic but suited me with my grandson there as it was relaxed. He seemed to enjoy it more as it was the first golf course he felt welcomed as a celtic supporter must be the celtic golf club of the area given the chef's reaction to him.
My grandson had great fun and he too would like to consider joining as there were plenty of kids on the course and looks to be a great place for children to join. Not a stuffy type of golf club as the price would suggest run more like a municipal with high end fees but very relaxed. As a celtic supporter i was also made welcome which is not the norm at golf clubs, my grandson even had a celtic top on and they were happy at that only concern was that it had a collor which it did.
Well worth giving this wee course a go especially if you have children or health issues.
Returned to this course after last year and i am disappointed they have not moved forward if anything they have moved back. It was during school holidays but place was full of kids looking for golf balls.
No additional facilities either practice or lockers and again toilets not fully stocked.
The course was not playing great and the greens were also not anywhere near what they were the year before.
I believe this course is struggling and needs members fast but at the price against facilities they are going the wrong way.
Real shame for this course bar service and food is getting better shame about the rest of the course. I hope to visit again before the end of the year.
A really enjoyable course with excellent tee boxes, great bunkers, and beautiful greens, some great holes particularly on the closing 5 holes, Clubhouse facilities are excellent really friendly memebers, would highly recommend this course to anyone
I have played this course and i do not know about the green fees they do sound very expensive for a small course with the locker facilities etc and no practice facilities, buggy chargers etc but i do know about the course.
The course is superb. Great condition and some difficult bunkers.
I loved this wee course and will try and play it a few times this year with the view to joining. If the orices are not as reported.
A couple of wee things i was not keen on was the youths drinking at Finlays rest on the bench. I was glad to get away and going by the empty green bottles i would say this is not a one off.
At the 10th in full view of the club house there were other people looking for golf balls. My ball went in the burn and when i went to look for it was told it was not there so i never looked anymore it is only a golf ball. This is in view of the clubhouse with binoculars albeit one set of the binoculars is broken.
Apart from the riff raff on the course who are not members this is a great wee course.
Nice wee course well looked after needs less spent on trees and clubhouse and more on facilities. New trees planted on the course when i was there when the course really needs the money spent on practice facilities and perhaps creating a par 5. Apart from that the course was playing really well.
Tea and rolls after were superb and very welcoming from the chef and staff.
I played the course a number of times last year and this year it is very much the same. Let me first say it is a great wee course and it is wee no par 5's at all and bunkers appear to be the claim to fame even though some are short of sand.
In all my times plaing golf courses i have never seen so many green keepers and believe me i don't mean that is a good point. There is the same amout of green keepers as on a ;larger course just they do not have any golf etiquette and get in the road. I know they have a job to do but changing holes does not need to be done with a tractor and each green keeper appear to have their own tractor buzzing around.
The pro appears to have learnt his social skills from the school of Colin Montgomerie but apart from that it was as i said a great wee course with pleasent surroundings.
A big disappointment for me is the green fees cost. This is a new club house with large investment, there is a nice club house and changing facilities but nothing spectacular. There is no air hose for blowing off dirt from shoes, no outside tap for the same and more importantly no driving area, practice green or even practice nets a thing that every club including municipal courses have. Considering this is a new build it has seriously lacked imagination although in this current credit crunch it has used the same amount of imagination in reducing it prices.
A lot needs to be done but this course is capable of being a great club if some imagination and issues with greenkeepers are put in order.
Played mid October.
A short course with some mature trees and lots of sand, however not many stand-out holes and no par 5s. I would have rated it lower were it not for the fact that the course was in fabulous condition. Greens, tees and fairways were pretty much perfect.
I wasn't hugely impressed that the pro made me pay full green fees even though I was playing a one-ball late on a Friday and only 3 hours from getting dark. I managed to finish the round (could just see the hole on the last) The 4-ball in front of me did not wave me through, which I also thought was poor form.
All in all a mixed experience.
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