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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. Cathkin Braes Golf Course

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    Cambuslang

    Cathkin Braes is a delightful moorland course at 6, 208 yards set in Rutherglen and around seven miles from Glasgow Airport. The original nine holes were set out in 1888 with extensions made in 1905.

  2. 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.

  3. Airdrie Golf Course

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    Airdrie

    Airdrie Golf Club is a superb wooded parkland course just north of Airdrie on the Glenmavis road. It is a 6,004 yard par 69 course with more than its fair share of surprises so those caught napping among the great views will pay the price.

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    Milngavie

    Esporta Dougalston officially opened the new layout of its 18-hole course a couple of years ago to great acclaim, and the finished article was well worth the wait.

  5. 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.

  6. Caldwell Golf Course

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    Uplawmoor

    Caldwell is a superb course, if a little short, situated five miles southeast of Barrhead on the Glasgow-Irvine road. Saying that, it has all the features of a great course, including water on several holes and various tough approach shots.

  7. Ralston Golf Club

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    Paisley

    The Ayrshire course holds a special place in the golfing history books, having been the venue for the first-ever Open Championship back in 1860.

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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.

  9. Hamilton Golf Course

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    Larkhall

    A wooded, parkland course just over a mile south eats of the town, Hamilton throws up a worthy challenge to any level of golfer. It is an 18-hole inland course that stretches to 6, 243 yards with a par of 70.

  10. Bishopbriggs Golf Club

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    Bishopbriggs

    Visiting golfers welcome.

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