With over 150 years of history, Lanark Golf Club offers a challenging round of golf on its historic course. Renowned for its moorland fairways, fast greens and beautiful scenery the course is one of Scottish golf’s hidden gems. Open to the elements, and into prevailing winds Lanark can be tricky for even the most gifted player.
Just twenty minutes from Glasgow, the course at the Earl of Mar Golf Club has spectacular views of the River Clyde and the Kilpatrick Hills. The 18-hole championship course offers a five star golf experience. Having only opened in 2010, the Earl of Mar gives the impression of a well-established course shaped around 250 year old sweet chestnut and beech trees, with strategically placed bunkers providing a challenge for all abilities throughout your round.
One of the region’s most popular courses, at Drumpellier Golf Club, has 18 holes of undulating fairways and greens. Big hitters can let loose on the long fairways while similarly others can practice their more delicate shots over the courses many obstacles.
For a quicker round, try your hand at one of Greater Glasgow & the Clyde Valley’s many 9-hole courses. The hilly woodland course at Calderbraes includes tight fairways, requiring a deal of skill and planning on approach. The municipal course at Strathclyde Park has some small and tricky greens, while Mearns Castle Golf Club’s 9-hole course allows you to develop your game.
After your round, return to comfortable accommodation in one of the self-catering lodges, cosy B&Bs or luxury hotels which specialise in catering for golfers.