17 reviews of The Moffat Golf Club
Played there last time was 30+ years ago untill today, course has matured with the trees and it looks and plays different, pity the greens were not up to the standard I remembered. But it's one of those courses that plays easier the more you play it. Being only just over 5200 yds, position of the tees is very important, but its a great course with outstanding views.
A very fine golf course indeed. I have been a member here for only one year but the positive experiences gained in this short time will last a lifetime. Every hole is different. Each brings it's own challenges and hazards. The greens in the height of the season are immaculate. Beware of the ninth! With a strong wind here club choice is everything! I cannot praise the catering and staff enough. They look after anyone with great care and attention. The highlight of every round I find is facing the village of Moffat head on from the elevated tee at the 18th. Depending how my card is looking at that point in time, the million dollar question is whether or not to break out the driver and go for glory or play sensibly with a 4 iron? Give it shot, see what you fancy. You will really enjoy your round here. It's a thinking man's course. Players of the 'grip it and rip it' variety will struggle with wayward shots in the rough in the height of the season. Choose your clubs wisely, on many holes positioning is everything. Great fun and great value for money. Also, Get your head round this....... Clubs in Lanarkshire, glasgow have been water logged coo parks in 2012 whilst in Moffat the ball runs like a whippet out the trap? That's good moorland courses for you. Try moffat. You'll have a good day out in a beautiful setting.
As non-playing members, we are not able to comment on the greens or the course for playing, but they are certainly very beautiful to look at, as are the views across town from the clubhouse. We joined last year, as we had been, as guests, to the clubhouse, and we're very impressed with the location and with the meals provided.
We have been to several members' functions, and have been overwhelmed by the warmth of the welcome we have received from more established members. Also, the quality of the catering is absolutely superb. The most delicious, skilfully prepared excellent quality food. The chef, and the young waiters and waitresses, provide the best service, and value for money. Well worth being members just for the catering. We visit every few weeks, from our home 180 miles away, and envy those lucky members living in the town, as they have this gem of a place on their doorstep. If we lived in the area we would be in here several times a week.
We have just played Moffat for the day, 2 rounds with a fantastic Aberdeen angus burger for lunch in between. £15 each on 2 4 1 !!!!!
The course although short and not too difficult for longer hitters is a real good fun course for all levels. The greens have subtle breaks and many are are like bowls so position is everything.
Our 4 ball play off 12, 17 ,24 and a bandit 24 (should be 18 but plays once a year) and all of us enjoyed it.
Please ignore the bad review on this site, he's plain wrong and the number of good reviews show this. We found the staff friendly enough and helpful with any requests we had.
Play it, enjoy it, but watch out for the wind as it can knock 100 yards off a drive
We have played Moffat 2 years running in opens with two friends and have always enjoyed the course and the hospitality.
In May I organised a party of 8 to play near Glasgow and on our way back to Lancaster , suggested we try to get 2 tee-times at Moffat.
As always the club i.e. Steward etc could not do enough for us.
He sorted out buggies and the caterers to come in early to accomodate us.
The weather was perfect so our fellow golfers really enjoyed the course , the beautiful views and the food and can't wait for another trip to be organised - with Moffat on the agenda !
I have played golf for over 40 years and visited many different courses throughout the country so it was with eager anticipation that I looked forward to visiting Moffat on our way back from Scotland after a weekend break.I was not to be disappointed we were made most welcome on our arrival and after refreshments we headed for the fairways on a glorious sunny day. The views were magnificent and though the borrows on the greens were a little tricky we all enjoyed an excellent round of golf.When we arrived back at the Clubhouse the Steward had arranged for the caterer to come in early and cook us an excellent meal.We are all looking forward to a return visit and it is so easy to find just a short hop from a busy motorway and for those golfers who have never played Moffat like I had, it is a must.
i have visited and played golf at Moffat for years, and have always enjoyed the hospitality/catering within the club house, and also the challenge of the course. i cant believe the rubbish report listed on this web site. for anyone wanting a good days golf at a reasonable fee, then you must give Moffat a try, and yes the views are wonderful
I have just read a very poor review for Moffat Golf Club and feel I am reading about the wrong club, we have visited Moffat Golf Club on several occasions and have been welcomed into the Club by very friendly staff. The course is excellent,it is very challenging and the views are stunning. After our round of golf we have always had a meal and found the food very good value for money. We visited Moffat for the New Year hoping to play golf but unfortunately it was under snow so we were unable to play, we stayed at the Seamore Guest House
which is run by a member of the Golf Club who also made us very welcome. When the weather improves we are going to return to the Guest House and play at Moffat Golf Cub.
Had a very enjoyable round on this traditional scottish heathland course. Although it is fairly short it is not as easy as many people would suggest with many blind shots and positioning off the tee essential. If you can do this well you'll have a good chance of scoring well.
The course was in very good condition, greens were slightly patchy but ran true and were receptive to approach shots. The views over moffat and the surrounding scenery was spectacular and added to the enjoyment. We played on a friday afternoon and virtually had the course to ourselves.
The facilities and the clubhouse were very good and the welcome was extremely friendly. The food in the clubhouse was very good too after the round. Ideal location 5 mins from the motorway for passing visitors heading into scotland.
Would definately return in the future.
When we turned up the welcome was very friendly. Our tee off time of 9.56 was running to schedule. The first few holes were ok although very short and didnt propose much of a challenge. From the fourth is when the fun starts, my approach shot landed on the only green I could see, but turned out to be the 7th not the 4th, as the fourth was hidden without any marker poles to direct you. From then on there was another 8 blind shots which ended up getting a bit boring by the end. I dare say you could play the course to your handicap using a 3 wood, lob wedge and putter. The course did remind m off one close to home which is run by the local council. Need I say any more?
Most people would turn up at as a visiting golfer with some pre-concieved ideas of what the course might be like. Moffat,as the score card would have you believe is short, and therefore, easy. The excellent website the club runs does not prepare you for the visual feast of the surroundings. Its all very scenic, and very peaceful.
The welcome was especially good, and Jeff is particualrly friendly and helpful.
It was touch and go if the course would open, and when it did, it was very wet underfoot.The turf here is excellent to play off though, and although the green were perhaps not at there best, they ran true, with plenty of subtle borrows.
The course has a number of good, if not exceptional holes, and the collection of par 3's were certainly of note. The design and layout of the course has stood the test of time quite well, with the exeception of the fairway bunkers.
The major test of the course is going to be with your wedges, and if these are song, you should be able to play comfortably within your handicap.
The course doesn't test your driving to any extreme, and you could get round without needing to take it from the bag. This isn't a negative, because your tee shot does have to be well placed to set up your view for an approach shot in.
The one major negative is the fact that you do have too many blind shots to play for your second shots, which could be changed, without deminishing the quality or enjoyment of the course.
In summmary, Moffat is a most enjoyable place to play, and is certainly worth a visit if your in the area.
I booked a round at Moffat recently and turned up on a cold but pleasant day. The visitor's locker room was opened for me and I was provided with a winter mat. It transpired that I was the only golfer on the whole course so it was like playing on my on personal 18 holes.
The views are really spectacular and the course was in good condition although there was a frost covering and winter greens were in use. It was sometimes difficult to gauge your approach to the greens as they obviously bore little resemblance to the proper greens on the course planner and I have to say some were placed in strange positions. Putting was impossible but that didn't bother me. I just enjoyed a round on a course full of character. It;s not a long course but the rough can be tough and it would be a good test when playing from the competition tees and on proper greens. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and will return later in the year to play again. I paid a green fee of £10 to a greenkeeper whom I met during the round and the person I booked the round with (Geoff, the Club Secretary) was really helpful. All in all a course well worth a visit. Clubhouse was closed so don't know what that's like but it looked traditional and I'd expect the hospitality is good.
The card will tell you that this is a short course, but there are still quite a few holes that need to be beaten to get a decent score here. Just don't get distracted by the views, which are wonderful, especially from the 17th when it's all downhill to the cluhouse!
The hole that most people will remember is the 9th, which is a par 3 that's all uphill to the green. It's that high up that you can't even see the flag, and you just have to hope that the hole is somewhere behind the marker post. Leave it short and a big score awaits you.
I loved playing at Moffat, and would recommend it anyone that's looking for an enjoyable round on a well maintained course with beautiful scenary.
Wonderful course with a number of difficult holes and spectacular views.
Only 2 mins from the M74 so well worth a visit.
A wonderful discovery. Course was in excellent condition and the welcome very friendly. The corse does not play as short as the yardage suggests. Views are breath taking.
One of the best courses I have played, dont be fooled by it`s short yardage it`s a challenge for golfers of all handicaps, the ninth could really spoil a good front 9(take some oxygen for this hole, it`s steep).Moffat Golf Club is Ideal for club outings with it`s large games room which is relaxing after 1 or 2 rounds.Friendly staff.
Certainly not the longest course in Scotland but one of the most fun to play.
Beware the 9th Port Arthur
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