Polkemmet Golf Course

Polkemmet Golf Course, Whitburn, Lothian, Scotland, EH47 0AD

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9 reviews of Polkemmet Golf Course

I loved the last hole with the down slope on the green which can be a challenge to all players at any age or experience.I liked the way the two par 5 holes are back to back which can also be a little tricky at times.Overall it is a good little 9 holed course and I am now using it regularly.

Posted by Stuart ross on 12/04/2011
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  • Value for money5

Nice, little course that doesn't break the bank to play. The first few holes involve hitting down into the valley then back up then down again at about 300 yards a go. A good drive on the first in summer should carry fairly close to the green though shorter hitters beware of the burn.

The two par 5s back to back are a good challenge especially the first where risk takers will hit as close to the trees as possible to minismise the length of the approach shots.


The final hole deserves a special mention as it is I believe on of the finest par 3 holes in the country. Not only is the green half obscured by the trees but it is devilishly sloped towards the front. Under hit this one and you ball will role back down the hill, over hit it and you will have severe downhill putt. I tend to think that the greenkeepers take the pin position to extremes.

No Club house, but nice wee cafe serving good soup.

Posted by Neil Young on 01/03/2011
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I played the course this morning and it's not too boggy at the moment despite some heavy overnight rain.
For a public coarse it's not in decent enough condition. It's lacking a little in variety though with only the one par 3 and three long holes (two par 5's and a 460 yard par 4) back to back. The par 3 hole is quite interesting as, despite only being 112 yards, you can only see part of the green through a gap in the trees (which are either side of a stream that has to be carried). I hit a decent enough shot that couldn't have missed the green by much but still lost the ball because once the ball drops behind the trees it's impossible to see where it's gone unless it's onto the centre of the green. I'd been considering taking my wife and 9 year old son there for their first game on a proper golf course, however that hole would be pretty much unplayable for them.
Not a bad little course though and great value at £5.40 for 9 holes or £9.40 for 18.

Posted by Stephen Graham on 12/08/2005
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this is an excellent 9 hole course, i play it every week and find it a good test of golf.
i play a lot of other courses and always love the feeling of stepping on the first tee here.
the course does have a drainage problem but in high summer there id no better 9 holes around.
greenkeepers do an excellent job and are always trying to improvr the course if the council let them.

Posted by Stephen Forsyth on 06/05/2005
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Played 19th April 2005. The course is very wet; the last week has been raining but it appears to be sited on heavy clay soil. The fairways have a large amount of moss on them and thus the water has difficulty in draining away. The greens are currently very sparse of grass and are being overseeded. As a result they are quite quick and putt more like a links course than a parkland course.
There are a number of holes where the green is raised. In addition some of the greens are large in area and can be as much as 3 clubs difference front to back. You therefore have to be accurate with your clubbing to make sure you do not have the possibility of 3 putting.
The course is 9 holes and if you are in the area in the summer with no time to play 18 holes this will probably be in better condition and worth a try.

Posted by Neal Stewart on 19/04/2005
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I STARTED PLAYING GOLF ABOUT A YEAR AGO, I FOUND THIS COURSE A GREAT COURSE FOR BEGINNERS LIKE MYSELF, ITS NOT A HARD COURSE BUT AT THE SAME TIME ITS NOT EASY, I FIND THE 9TH HOLE DAUNTING BUT EXCITING AS YOU COULD WIN URE MATCH OR QUITE EASILY LOSE AT THE SAME TIME

Posted by Bryan Smith on 16/03/2005
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Very nice coarse ( BUT WHY NOT ADD 9 MORE HOLES)

Posted by Tommy Taylor on 08/10/2004
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I started playing golf regularly because of the excellent pay and play course. I can only echo the other comment in that the course has been in great condition every time I have played it, especially considering the "hackers", myself included, who go around it. Good value for money aswell. It is a shame it's not an 18 hole course.

Posted by Tony Ingarfield on 24/09/2004
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The course is a challenge for the beginner like me but thats what the game is all about.The only wish I have is that it could be extended to an 18 hole course.The ground staff do a tremendous job in the upkeep of the course considering the amount of golfers who use it, and the staff are very pleasant.

Posted by francis devine on 29/12/2002
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Course information

Number of holes 18
Year opened -
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Style Parkland

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Men's 2969 37
Ladies'

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