What we say
The first thing you notice – and to be honest you can’t miss it – as you drive into Dunfermline GC is Pitfirrane House, the stunning 15th century clubhouse. It’s a real work of art and the impressive interior features include Flemish stained glass, medieval woodwork and ornate plaster ceiling.
It really is the star of the Dunfermline show though the mature, gently undulating parkland course tries hard to share the limelight though somewhat inevitably failing.
Pitfirrane is the club’s fourth and hopefully final home having been designed by architect J.R. Stutt in the early 1950s.
The layout unusually features five par-5s and five par-3s as well as several dogleg holes, including the impressive 6th and 7th, demanding good course management.
The Dunfermline Golf Club was founded in 1887 and is much travelled. The present club is no less than the club's fourth home.
Happily though, the days of wandering are over and the club has been settled at Pitfirrane since 1953. This is no bad thing for the estate provides both a wonderfully historic clubhouse and a very fine golfing landscape.
The golf course architect was J.R. Stutt and he made an excellent job of it. Five par 5's and five par 3's is quite an unusual combination but it gives the golf course great variation in length from hole to hole and it must be said that the par 3's are all exquisite.
A number of fine dog-legs also add interest. They mostly favour a fade and the 6th and 7th are lovely examples.
Overall, this mature and gently undulating parkland layout is a fine test of golf .
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- Address Pitfirrane Golf Course, , DUNFERMLINE
- Tel 01383 723534
- Website http://www.dunfermlinegolfclub.com/
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £45. Sun: £60. Members & members' guests only on Sat.|
|Course Length||6,121 yards (5,597 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap