The course provides a challenge for the serious golfer and a real test for those who tend to hook and equally offers a pleasant golfing experience for all. The par 70, 18 holes (6155 yards) has a testing finishing 5 holes which holds the attention to the very end. Here the River Ore comes into play with the par 3, 14th "Burn" hole a particular feature. In addition to the excellent playing characteristics of the course there are also excellent practice facilities which include a nine hole putting green, substantial practice area (more than adequate for the longest hitter) and also a net practice area.
Also known as DAFC, or the DA by local fans, and are nicknamed the Pars. Dunfermline were once managed by Jock Stein of Celtic and Scotland fame, and thanks to a good season in 2003/2004 they were back in Europe for the first time in 35 years when they were involved in the 2004/2005 UEFA Cup. In 2003 Dunfermline became the first European team to install a plastic artificial pitch at their East End Park stadium. The pitch was part of an experiment by UEFA to try and improve playing surfaces. In 2005 however, following a ruling by the Scottish Premier League, Dunfermline were forced to remove this surface and commence replacing it, with grass said to have originally been intented for Wembley Stadium.
Those of us who are fortunate enough to play Ladybank on a regular basis are fulsome in our praise of the course and its surroundings. On a fine summer's day there is no finer place on earth - there is no doubt in our minds that this is a course of outstanding quality and rare beauty. A heathland course of Championship status (Par 71) set amongst heather, pine trees and silver birch. The Championship course (6754 yards) has two loops of nine holes - visitors generally use the blue course (6299 yards). For visitors interested in the natural beauty of their surroundings Ladybank also provides valuable wildlife habitat for a range of flora and fauna, which is both locally and nationally uncommon.