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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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  1. Bellshill Golf Course

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    Motherwell

    This tree-lined course is situated in the heart of Lanarkshire overlooking Strathclyde Park. It lies between the M74 and M8 motorways and is within one mile of each.

  2. Biggar Park Golf Course

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    Biggar

    There aren't too many golf course in Scotland, never mind the world, that lay claim to their course record being held by a former Ryder Cup player and Open Champion.

  3. Carnwath Golf Course

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    Carstairs

    Although the course is less than 6, 000 yards in length, three of its four par threes are in the first four holes, so it is important to be swinging well and straight from the word go.

  4. Old Ranfurly Golf Course

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    Houston

    The Old Course at Old Ranfurly is an excellent course just a few miles from Glasgow and easily accessible from the city's airport or Prestwick Airport.

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    Bearsden

    The village of Hardgate, where this admired course is situated, is steeped in history, with the old Woollen Mills of Hardgate and Duntocher, now defunct, which were powered by water from the Kilpatrick Hills.

  6. Campsie Golf Course

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    Lennoxtown

    The views of the Campsie Hills as you drive out of Lennoxtown are quite breathtaking. But, fear not, Campsie Golf Club does not present such an unyielding ascent.

  7. Sandyhills Golf Course

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    Glasgow City Centre

    Sandyhills is situated three miles east from the centre of Glasgow. It is an inland course that stretches over 6, 000 yards and with a par of 71.

  8. Whitecraigs Golf Course

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    Newton Mearns

    Whitecraigs Golf Club was founded in 1905. William Fernie, the premier West of Scotland course designer of his time (who included the Ailsa course at Turnberry amongst his commissions) laid out the course.

  9. Scottish Terrier Tours

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    Wemyss Bay

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  10. 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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