Downfield Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Downfield Golf Club Est. 1932

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Downfield Golf Club: Located in the north-western suburbs of Dundee, and just a short distance from the seaside golf courses of St Andrews and Carnoustie, Downfield is a real gem. Often overlooked by visitors to Scotland’s east coast, this tree-lined, parkland layout deserves a place on every visiting golfer’s itinerary.

The holes at Downfield are attractively laid out over relatively flat terrain. The picturesque woodland scenery is accompanied by plenty of golfing challenge along the way. On most occasions there is sufficient room here to use driver from the tees, but beware the excellent bunkering and small water ditches, which cross some fairways. The excellent greens are large enough to give a reasonable target area for your approach shots.

With top-quality greenkeeping and a wonderful woodland setting, Downfield routinely delivers a thoroughly enjoyable golf outing. Here in the northwest of Dundee, you'll find something very different from the seaside links courses that inevitably dominate golf in this part of Scotland.

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Making Contact

Downfield Golf Club
Turnberry Ave,
Dundee, Angus DD2 3QP
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1382 825 595
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1382 889 246
Fax

  +44 (0)1382 813 111

Email   downfieldoffice@aol.com
Website   www.downfieldgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Barry Smith (PGA, Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Original 18-hole course designed by James Braid (1932). Course significantly restructured by C.K. (Ken) Cotton (1964).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6803 6247 5839
Par 73 70 75
SSS or Slope 73 70 73
 
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How2Get There?

2 miles N of Dundee
From the A90 Dundee ring road (north of Dundee city), take the A923 direction Coupar Angus. After 100 yards at roundabout turn right into Faraday St. After 150 yards turn left into Harrison Rd. After 200 yards turn left into Dalmahoy Drive. After 400 yards entrance to Golf Club is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): weekdays £65; weekends (after 2pm) £59. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available (if booked well in advance).
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Golf in the village of Downfield was originally played on the nine-nine hole 'Baldovan' course; an old horse-drawn tramcar providing the basic clubhouse facilities. During World War I the course returned to agricultural use, and only in 1932 were moves made to resurrect the golf club.

The resulting course was designed by James Braid, but in 1964 required alteration to make way for local housing. Some of the Braid-designed holes, with their original bunkering are still in play.

In 1999 Downfield was selected as a Final Qualifying venue for the Open Championship held at Carnoustie. Paul Lawrie, one of the qualifiers from Downfield, went on to lift the Claret Jug.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (56.489241)
Longitude: (-3.026862)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hampton by Hilton Dundee City Centre 4-star
1 Argyllgait, Dundee DD1 1PZ
+44 (0)1382 725 200
www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Surrounded by shops along a main road, this modern hotel is an 8-minute walk from Dundee railway station on the banks of the River Tay, and a 12-minute walk from the RRS Discovery, a 1901 research ship-turned-museum with Antarctic expedition exhibits.

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Golf within 5 miles Downfield
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Golf within 20 miles Monifieth; Carnoustie; Letham Grange; St Andrews; Ladybank.
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Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa 4-star
1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee DD1 3JP
+44 (0)845 608 3456
www.apexhotels.co.uk

A short walk from Dundee city centre, with stunning views over the Quay as well as the Tay River and Bridge. This stylish contemporary hotel is ideally located within 20 miles of many top quality golf courses, including those of St Andrews and Carnoustie.

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Golf within 20 miles Scotscraig; Monifieth; Panmure; Carnoustie (Championship, Burnside and Buddon courses); Ladybank; St Andrews Links (Old, New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum courses); St Andrews (Duke's).
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