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. This tree-lined, parkland layout is often overlooked by visitors to Scotland’s east coast, but deserves a place on every golfer’s itinerary. The holes are beautifully laid out over relatively flat terrain, with picturesque woodland scenery, as well as plenty of golfing interest and challenge along the way. On most occasions there is sufficient room here to use your driver from the tee, 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 is guaranteed to provide an enjoyable golf outing, and 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
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Office   +44 (0)1382 825 595
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1382 889 246

  +44 (0)1382 813 111

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Golf Pro
Kenny Hutton
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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 74
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 Street. After 150 yards turn left into Harrison Road. After 200 yards turn left into Dalmahoy Drive. After 400 yards entrance to Golf Club is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): Mon-Sat £65; Sun (after 1pm) £55. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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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
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Did you know?

Golf in the village of Downfield was originally played on the 9-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
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (56.489241)
Longitude: (-3.026862)
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Hilton Dundee Hotel 
Earl Grey Place, Dundee DD1 4DE
+44 (0)1382 229 271

Set on the banks of the River Tay in the city center, the Hilton Dundee hotel is just 10 minutes from Dundee Airport. Here you can savour fresh, local and international cuisine at the Riverfront Bar and Grill or unwind with a drink from the extensive wine list.

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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

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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