Greenock Whinhill Golf Club
Greenock Whinhill Golf Club, Greenock, West of Scotland, Scotland, PA16 9LN
01475 724694 | Golf course website
5 reviews of Greenock Whinhill Golf Club
I used to play this a lot during the school holidays maybe 10 years ago. It is a moorland course and very challenging. Anything that doesn't find the fairway is potentially a lost ball given the growth of gorse and heather all round the course. There are also burns featuring on about half the holes. I played it again recently and had a decent day (still lost a few balls though). It looks to be in much better condition and seems to be a lot more pro-active work being done (trees planted etc). However there are still a lot of 'nightmare' areas. Agree with those who've said local knowledge is cruical. Probably worth taking an iron off many tees to make sure you keep your ball in play. Would not like to play a medal round here! Far to much danger, but it's decent value if you are in the area I suppose.
I read the positive remarks about this course and paid it a visit. What an expensive mistake. After loosing a dozen golf balls, I gave up on the 14th and headed for home, determined to never play this course again. This view may change though...... This course is all about ballcontrol and precission. My game is not. That's explain my loss off balls and strong frustration. This is currently not my cup off tea at the moment. Being a local with a desire to play golf for the next 40 years; this view may change though. But for a high handicapper with no ball control, this is not the course to waste money and golfballs on. The staff was very friendly though and the views over Clyde was to die for. It was therefore not a waste of my time.
Before moving here to San Diego in 1996 I was a regular visitor to the course playing at least once a week. The wind and the rain are killers, but the views over the river clyde on a good day are really "Kodak" moments. When I come back to visit family I always make a point of playing a round or two.
I live in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire but have joined Whinhill because I work in Greenock.The course itself has a good layout and because of the location the wind usually blows you off your feet.The course can be quite demanding and local knowledge is a big advantage.I would say you certainly get value for money at Whinhill
Iplay this course at least twice weekly and it is a real challenge the rough hasn't grown much this year so shots off the fairway tend to run fairly far ,also if your unemployed or retired you can get a lesure pass from council and a round is only 70pence BARGAIN OR WHAT
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