Oatridge Golf Course

Oatridge Golf Course, Lothian is a 9 hole, 18 tee, par 70 (5635 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 2000

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Broxburn, Lothian, EH52 6NR United Kingdom

Tel: 01506 859636

Website: http://www.oatridge.ac.uk/related_centres/golf_course
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £10.00 per 9 holes: £16.00 per round *

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Course Information:
9 holes | Par 70 | 5635 yards | Private | Parkland

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  3.88

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13 ratings & 11 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked out of 2162.

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What the club says: Opened in 2000 by local golfing hero and former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, Oatridge Golf Course is truly a hidden gem. Set among gently rolling parkland by the village of Ecclesmachan, the course has become very popular among beginners and experienced players alike, and has been described as “the best 9-hole course in Scotland”.


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Reviewed Apr 27 2017 by Keith - rated 3 out of 5
£16 for a round (18 holes) a reasonable price for a good wee course. Staff were very welcoming and helpful and had good knowledge of best time to slip onto the 1st to avoid getting caught up with those going onto the 10th. Some practice nets and a large chipping area was a welcome sight. Both were in good nick. The course plays quite short. Apart from a couple of holes, longer hitters need not use a driver. Lots of short par 4's will benefit higher handicappers or those looking to take on the green from the tee. On the whole though, not much scope for any long irons to the green. The course layout is pleasant however no real stand out holes for me and none that really required thinking about course management. The tees and farways were in good shape for April and it would appear that the course drains well. However, what spoiled the day for me was the state of the greens. It must just be the time of the year and is necessary evil for good summer greens later in the year but they had recently been spiked, dressed rolled and cut very, very short. Some greens had very little grass on them meaning an exceptionally firm bounce and pace. In effect, they played more like links greens which, to be fair to them, doesn't suit my game (I'm not that good!). Apart from the usual effect of spiked greens, they generally ran true and are well contoured meaning an excellent putting challange. I would play this course again but might wait till June / July to allow the greens to development after their recently treatment. A recommended stop if playing round West Lothian.
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Reviewed Jun 5 2016 by Christopher R - rated 3 out of 5
Good for a public course. Decent course for a practice round

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 44 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 7 2015 by Brian G - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 103 Handicap: 0)
Great course which is so well looked after and has lovely views towards the river Forth and the Ochill hills. Greens are superb
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Reviewed Aug 15 2013 by Scott/livingston - rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful course,a challenge on every hole,great value for money!
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Reviewed Jun 28 2010 by Christopher M - rated 4 out of 5
i like this coarse alot its very well kept and has a beatiful layout
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Reviewed Jun 28 2010 by Christopher M - rated 4 out of 5
i like this coarse alot its very well kept and has a beatiful layout
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Reviewed May 30 2010 by Douglas C - rated 5 out of 5
This is a fantastic little course and the weather was very kind last Friday morning, met up with local member Ian Laidlaw and we had a most enjoyable 18 holes. Especially when he discovered how good an offset driver can be. I have been to the course on a few occasions now and will have no hesitation in going back.
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Reviewed Mar 28 2010 by Craig B - rated 4 out of 5
A tidy little 9 holer hidden behind Uphall in West Lothian Oatridge is a test for players of all levels.

The course is in excellent condition with the greens playing well as the golf season prepares to enter full swing.

2 key holes are the 3rd and 4th respectively. 2 short par 4s both are begging to be hit in one but flying off line or not measuring the wind correctly can land you in trouble.

The 7th is the most testing hole. A long Dogleg par 4 going uphill will test the longest hitters. If you don't get to the top of the hill off the tee you will likely not be hitting the narrow green in 2.

A large, undulating practice green gives no excuses for not doing the job on the course, and the short game practice area with bunkers also prepares you for the course. The Short game area is large enough to let you practive full wedge approaches, a useful thing to have if you don't get it right on the 3rd and 4th.

A small clubhouse will keep you dry and let you stock up on drinks and chocolate before your round but could be a little larger.

All in all a pleasant club and one I won't hesitate to visit again.
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Reviewed Mar 12 2010 by - rated 4 out of 5
A 9 hole Parkland course offering a fair test even for Cat 1 members.

1st hole 500+ yard par 5, can be played straight but only if you want to play out of the semi rough for your second as the fairway has been cut to give a slight dogleg to the right. It does mean the big hitters in some cases still have to take 3 blows to reach the green.

The par 3 2nd offers a good chance of hitting the green in 1 stroke but too short and 3 bunkers guarding the front will punish you, too long & you will be playing from semi rough onto a green that if too firm will put you close to those bunkers again.

Teasing par 4 is reachable in 1 but this hole is usually into the wind so more often than not you'll be short and your short game will get tested. The green is on 2 tiers if you end up above the hole you need nerves of steel otherwise the return putt is likely to be just as testing.

Par 4 4th again asking to be hit in 1 howeveras the fairway runs to the green it runs off to the right & left both going into bunkers. If you do get it on then the seemingly flat green tests yor reading skills, One of the best birdie chances you will get on the course.

Par 4 5th Dogleg rightfrom the tee. as your teeing above the green it can be hit in one but best being cautious as 2 bunkers guard the direct approach and if your long then the heavy rough or water hazard beind will result in a lost ball.

Par 4 6th will take 2 blows to reach the 2 level green but with OB on the right & the back & left of the green run down & away you do not want to be long. Again as with the 3rd if your above the hole unless you strike it true it will be 2 putts MINIMUM

Par 4 7th is the hardest hole on the course like the 3rd is into the wind, even long hitters will be left with close on 200 yards 2 a narrow green that will feed into the middle however if your right or left then the beach beckons. The green runs up from front to back again be below the pin.

The par 3 8th is over 200 yards to a green running down front to back. If you are fortunate enough to hit the green you'll probably be through it, look to land i front and run on.

The Par 4 9th is uphill to a testing green, your drive will typically leave 100 to 120 yards if your are a straigh hitter. as the fairway runs left to right your second wil likely be standing above the ball. This hole has agreat safety factor to the left with a massive bowl that catches the ball and 9 times from 10 will roll the ball onto the green, if your to the right there is a deep embankment so again be cautious and Aim left.

This is a Pay & Play course but is also home to Binny Golf club. The members love game and fully expect anyone looking to play the course follow etiquette & normal golf clothing.

The clubhouse is functional howvere could be a little larger but as you'll be there to play golf its size has little impact unless you are a member.

For medals & the club open 7 of the holes have a 2nd tee just to vary your 18 and mix things up.

The course, which is what the game is about, offers a good challenge for golfers of all standards. Add this to the ample sized practice green & short game area this course will continue to be an attraction whenever you want tested.
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Reviewed May 25 2008 by Tony W - rated 4 out of 5
My mate is a member here so drags me up to play round.

The course is in excellent condition and the staff work hard to keep it in good shape.

From the off you are served with a big hitting par 5 and this hole is pivotal to how your round proceeds to take shape.

My favourites on this course are the cheeky par 3 2nd, the dogleg right on the 5th and the 8th which begs to be taken on with a belt from a 3 wood.

Good fun course and good value for money for the joining fee.
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Reviewed Jan 25 2008 by Mark W - rated 4 out of 5
Very nice course and well looked after, the club house could do with being a bit bigger but it does have all you would need to buy if you needed too.
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