Mount Ellen Golf Club Review

March 20th, 2011 12:01


First Name Robin
Last Name Banks
Handicap 7

Course Review and Comments

The reviews have been pointed out to me and thanks to my daughter i am writting my own.

Andy has rightly pointed out the made up names but sadly he goes on to put a positive slant on his points but his points are all what others have said.

Let me cut through the crap if i may and give an honest review and forget the ones who support the club and still put their foot in it like Andy and Robert and if they just read their own reviews they will see they agree but are guarded.

Juniors guys is way over priced check out local clubs and compare? Are you saying double the price for a 10 year oldmakes you have two good teams and win things? I suggest that is to do with coaching at the club and time spent on kids and nothing to do with price.

£630 full and £550 associate and the day time associate of £450 is mental prices. Reduce the prices do real interviews and get good quality membership £450 is a good fee for as Andy agrees a short course with no par 5's, not enough lockers and no practice facilities.

I am not having at a go at Andy he is a good member and to be honest cannot work out if he is supporting previous reviews sarcasticly or if he actually thinks he is protesting against the reviewers and other members he has agreed with the reviewers in every way possible.

If your a visitor and no a member visit if not wait until committee changes or see sense i think the first is more likely if they dont smell the coffee soon and then come for an interview to join.

Great wee course going to get ruined with the chasing of clubhouse ideals which were poorly thought out. Please make the best of what we have and change our approach now. Get new members, drop the price and do proper interviews soon please for the sake of my club!


Date course was played Sunday 20th of March 2011
Price paid for golf 0
Price comments Like has been said in many reviews and like Andy Airlie has tried to allude to in the nicest way possible without upsetting the beaks we live within our means and the clubhouse is still being paid from our bank accounts for the past 3 years and many years to come. In less political talk and more pointed regardless of what names have been put on the reviews the club is way way over priced and thank god we have a decent visitors price or we would be gubbed the visitors price with a paying member is great value sadly membership and facilities way over priced as Andy allude to and the others are more blunt! WAY OVER PRICED MEMBERSHIPS AND JUNIOR MEMBERSHIPS COMPARE IT, IT DOESN’T TAKE REVIEWS OR FUNNY NAMES TO TELL YOU COMPARE IT WHY THE COMMITTEE CANNOT SEE IT WE ARE ALL PUZZLED!
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments AS Andy say again and agrees with the other reviewers it is small, no par 5 but can be a challenge so as ANDY Agrees, a challenging course but not a comprehensive challenge as many challenges to golfers are missing therefore should be reflective in the membership price.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments very poor just now but will be better come May. WE Cannot live off our greens for ever and if it is just the greens that are superb why the hefty price??? I am sure visitors looking at all the reviews can cut through the jargon and wind ups even the most serious person such as Andy is back handed agreed with all the reviewers!
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments Service is great and although clubhouse not laid out great bar staff and chef do there best with what they have to attract people to the club. Better standards of dress should be applied better i feel this is where Andy loses his point we need more members and to do so we have dropped standards. By dropping the price would give us a chance to properly interview prospective people and refuse ones who do not conform to golfing ethics. Price does not always bring quality look at the new clubhouse to prove that!
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments As has been said and agreed with Andy no practice facilities and we are puting up with what we can afford which is a shame!
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend No

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