12 reviews of Winterfield Golf Club
Great little course that I play regularly now(2012)
However,I think the course would be improved if they shortened the 1st to a more manageable par 3, by building a new green down in the fairway.
At present a 200 yard carry onto a green that is almost impossible to hold a ball on, makes it daunting, to say the least. I watch older course members and season ticket holders walk past the 1st and start their round at the 2nd hole.
It would be interesting to have spectacular high tee to low par 3 green - one where more of us would have a chance to get a par!
Anyone else view this hole with disdain and trepidation?
I've played this once a year for the last 4! It isn't easy by any stretch of the imagination; a course which has bunkers is one thing, but when steps/stairs are required in order to get into the trap, then you know you're in trouble.
Favourite hole has got to be the 14th to the point - a par 3 with a stunning backdrop. They say "Be careful what you wish for" - I'm from Manchester, and I'd really like this to be my home course!
our society played winterfield on day one of our north berwick trip on the 11th October 2010 and everyone really enjoyed the course.
it was a great track to start on although the 1st hole can be a bit daunting for a high handicap player, a 220 odd yard long par 3 with heavy rough down the right and the north sea down the left!
its a very short course with several par 3s but this doesnt mean its an easy course by any stretch of the imagination.
i played well on the day and shot a 73 which i was delighted with but i can imagine it been a very different course in any sort of wind!
a cheap alternative to nearby Dunbar and the greens were in top condition for the time of year and the entire course was very well presented.
i think i speak for the group when i say we would all return without hesitation and the only disappointing thing on the day was there wasnt any catering availble.
overall rating 7.5 out of 10
Good condition with fast green and lovely fairway turf.
It is short, and tries to make up for this by having several very long par 3's which for shorter hitters are really par 4's.To be honest i found it a bit boring especially the front nine but the views across the Forth are stunning. This makes concentrating on the golf really hard! Good value though with greenfree vouchers.
Played Winterfield in a fog which was a shame as it's a great little course. Although it's short the number of par 3's over 200 yards balances this up.
Some of the holes a bit boring and straight forward but all in all it's a good test.
The first is outstanding and would be a challenge for event the best professional's.
The green fee's were great as we used Open Fairway's two for one vouchers.
I would recommend Winterfield to anyone who is looking for a good challenge at a very reasonable price.
Played this course on 12 August 2007 in high winds.
Didn't do too badly. Have found a new favourite hole - 14th 202 yd par 3 with nothing down the left and to the back except rocks and sea, coupled with a super view of Bass Rock. 5 wood clouted downwind dropped nicely onto the green, but didn't roll too much towards the hole - still got par.
Hardest hole was the 12th especially playing into the wind, and with the pin set on the ridge that runs across the green.
Will play this again sometime - super course!
Played in a 2ball this summer and I can honestly say I've never enjoyed a round of golf as much in my life. There's just something about this place that you should go and see for yourself. To add to the day there were 3 small lads with a "golf ball shop" set up on one of the holes! Very impressive location for a coucil course.
If you have a few hours to sneak 18 holes in then this is the one for you and pretty cheap at £15. We got round in under 2 hours (with the use of a buggy). The course was lovely and empty in Mid May. The feature of this short course is the number of Par 3's over 200 yards which make scoring pretty tricky for the lower handicap player. The front 9 are more inland style but the back 9 is definatley links style with 1 truly great par 3 and a couple of lovely par 4's.
What can you say. A hidden gem, this course was a joy to play. If the winds blowing it is a great test of golf. The greens are tight but a joy to putt on. The views, oh the views, breathtaking is the word i think. This is worth a visit and if you do you are sure to return. I was so impressed that i would join the club in a flash. (shame i live so far away).
The catering was superb, nothing to much hassle.
Very friendly and welcoming.
I will return again and again.
Played in a fourball on 22/02/2001. Two of us from Glasgow along with two friends from Falkirk. We especially liked the back nine holes; some of them were really testing with the wind blowing hard. Greens in reasonable condition for the time
of year. Unfortunately, no catering available on the day. Will hopefully play again in the summer.
Played in a four ball on 22/02/2001. Two of us
Slightly inland links style course.Some blind holes but a real test if the wind is blowing.Greens are generally very tight targets and in good condition.A real hidden gem for £14.00 that is great value.
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