9 reviews of Thornhill Golf Club
I played early on Sunday 24/8/13. Thornhill is an excellent and challenging course which was in excellent condition. The greens were fast and true, despite the overnight dew. Its unusual to start with a par 3 but the pin was tucked away behind a bunker making a hard approach. The course has a number of dog legs with the 4th being an interesting long par 4 followed by arguably the easiest hole on the course a short par 4. The back 9 are more heathland - the 15th is another dog leg par 5 with narrow fairway and a railway on one side and water on the other! The last is a nice straight par 5 towards the club house with a nice run in towards the green. The course is relatively flat and would suit all abilities. The views are great of the Nithsdale hills with a good variety of wildlife.
Played this lovely course on a glorious day first week in Sep 07. My atrocious play spoiled the occasion but from the moment I arrived I was made to feel welcome. This is a traditional club caring for its members but treats visitors as day members and goes out of its way to look after you. I had a pre-booked tee time but turned up early and the club secretary/barman couldn't have been more helpful. He allotted me an earlier tee time and for the whole round I'd no other payers immediately behind or in front of me. The weather was glorious and there are some stunning views to enjoy during your round. Got off to a good enough start on the par3 1st hitting a 6 iron 20yds past the pin but the taking 3 putts to get down from there. The second is a par 5 dog-leg right and I pulled my tee shot way to the right (something I was to repeat throughout the round)and struggled from thereon. The course isn't overly long but accuracy is important as the rough is treacherous in parts. I'd guess the signature hole is the 15th - you face a scary shot from the tee needing to carry water on your left, out of bounds on your right and a slim fairway target area about 250 yds away. If you manage that you've still got 200 yds to the pin and this was one hole where I had a birdie chance but settled for par. Fairways were in good nick, the greens whilst not the best were adequate and if I had one small gripe it would be that for visitors a bit more signage directing you from green to next tee would help. Noticed there seemed to be a lot of elderly foresomes out on the course and whilst I didn't get any hold ups at all looking at their speed of play I'd imagine it could be a bit slow if you got behind them. Real comfortable club house afterwards with good food and drinks. Overall, a very enjoyable experience, just a pity that my play was about as much use as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest.
Played thornhill on 1/9/07 and it was fabulous. superb condition, friendly people and a cracking pint at the end of the day.Myself and my playing partner didnt play particulary well but its hard to beat yourself up over your game in such a perfect setting. Thanks to everyone at Thornhill Golf Club, will be seeing you very soon.
EXCELLENT CATERING, VERY FRIENDLY STAFF
COURSE WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND THE VIEWS WERE STUNNING.
THE ONLY VERY SLIGHT CRITICISIM WAS THE GREENS WERE A LITTLE BUMPBY.
ALL IN ALL I WOULD HIGHLY RATE THIS COURSE AND ITS FACILITIES
PLAYED JUNE 06
we played thornhill while touring scotland two years ago. last year we toured wales. this year we are back in scotland purely to play thornhill. wonderful course, fine atmosphere in clubhouse.
Whilst travelling from Devon to Edinburgh for this years Open championship at Muirfield we took the opportunity to play a couple of courses in the border region en route.Being first time visitors to this part of the country we simply took pot luck from the numerous golfing guides available.Without doubt, we certainly got lucky with this one and I would recommend it to anyone.A welcoming atmosphere was received and we were on the first tee within 20 minutes.The 1st is a par 3 which I shall always remeber for hitting a 7-iron to 6 inches from the hole.Not bad for starters!The course itself was in very good condition with a mixture of parkland & heathland holes.The best hole on the course is the 15th.A drive of 250 yards is required to reach the dogleg of the fairway with a sizeable area of marshland on the left.You are then left with a 200 yard second shot to the green.A stream runs up the left and a railway line to the right!Straightness more than length is undoubtedly an asset and the course is set amongst the stunning scenery of the Scottish borders.The locals made us feel very welcome in the bar afterwards and couldn't have been more helpful with hints and tips for the rest of our holiday in Edinburgh.The clubhouse also has many acknowledgements to Andrew Coltart who played his golf here throughout his boys and youths period.Great value - Enjoy!!
Ian Gauler (Tavistock G.C. - h'cap 11)
We played two rounds at the course 12/5/01. We received a very warm welcome from both staff and members alike. The course is the most picturess I have ever played, along with some very testing holes as well. I would return anyday!
We played Thornhill on 19/3/00. Our welcome was very friendly and we found the course to be in excellent condition. There were some very interesting holes and course management was very important.
Excellent value (even better using 2 Fore 1).
We would willingly return.
I played this course the last summer. I have been\r\na very good experience in my travel. I need to sey\r\n"tank you very mucht" for all your attentions, I hope to will play there the next summer.\r\n\r\nbest regards\r\n\r\n Carlos Fernandez de Paz
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