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  • Gourock Golf Club and views across the Firth of Clyde
    Gourock Golf Club, Clyde Valley
  • Helensburgh Golf Club and the Firth of Clyde
    Helensburgh Golf Club and the Firth of Clyde
  • The golf course and Torrance House, Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
    The golf course and Torrance House, Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

With around a hundred golf courses to choose from, Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley has the biggest selection of courses in Scotland, ranging from grand parklands to tricky 9-hole golf courses which promise to test all golfing abilities.

With over 150 years of history, Lanark Golf Club offers a challenging round of golf. 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 it 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 others can practice their more delicate shots over the course's many obstacles. Other excellent 18-hole courses not to be missed are at Greenock and Gourock, where you can enjoy spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde as you work your way round the course.

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.

Wherever you choose to play, keep a look out for the Golfers Welcome scheme, which accredits accommodation providers that offer dedicated golf facilities like secure club storage, weather updates and details of local golf suppliers.

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    Cumbernauld

    Dullatur Golf Club is in Cumbernauld, just north of Glasgow, and hence is conveniently located for ease of access from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.

  2. Alexandra Golf Course

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    Glasgow East End

    Alexandra Park Golf Club is an inviting little nine-holer situated two miles east of the city centre of Glasgow, just off the M8/A8.

  3. Erskine Golf Course

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    Bishopton

    Erskine Golf Club has stood on the banks of the River Clyde's estuary since it was founded in 1903. Measuring 6,372 yards it provides a subtle test of all facets of the game of golf.

  4. Bonnyton Golf Course

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    Eaglesham

    With wonderful views over the city of Glasgow and beyond, this course is one of the Central region's best-kept secrets.

  5. Carluke Golf Course

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    Carluke

    Carluke is a slightly hilly parkland course with views over the Clyde Valley. There are some very tricky par threes to contend with, a number of which are surrounded by strategically placed bunkers.

  6. Knightswood Golf Course

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    Glasgow City Centre

    For aficionados of flat, open parkland courses. Generous fairways. Visitors Welcome. Booking required.

  7. Shotts Golf Course

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    Shotts

    Shotts golf course is ideally situated only half an hour's drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow and, sited approximately 800 feet above sea level, offers a stiff challenge for all.

  8. Mount Ellen Golf Course

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    Glasgow City Centre

    The Mount Ellen course has been dramatically shaped by the last ice age and is laid out over two drumlins, namely elongated, large 'mounds' of material deposited under the ice sheet, which covered Scotland about 200,000 years ago.

  9. Calderbraes Golf Course

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    Uddingston

    Situated to the east of the city of Glasgow and next to the zoo, this is a hilly woodland course that is much tougher than its first seems.

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    Cumbernauld

    Dullatur Golf Club is in Cumbernauld, just north of Glasgow, and hence is conveniently located for ease of access from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. There are two courses at Dullatur - the Antonine Course and the Carrickstone Course.

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