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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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Strathclyde Park golf course is one of the most popular municipal courses in the Glasgow area and is unique in that it is surrounded on one side by a racecourse and a nature reserve on the other.
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Elderslie was constructed in 1909 on land owned by Elderslie Estates, who permitted various golf courses to be built on their extensive lands.
An undulating parkland course.
Blairbeth is a traditional welcoming Scottish golf club situated below the escarpment of Cathkin Braes, on the south edge of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow.
Cambuslang is a sparsely wooded inland nine-hole course that's located just off the main Glasgow to Hamilton road.
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.
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.
Wishaw can be found north west of the town, just off the A721. It is a parkland course designed by James Braid with many tree lined fairways and good views of the local area.
Port Glasgow is a splendid little golfing secret situated some 22 miles west of Glasgow. A varied moorland course, "The Port" provides spectacular and enchanting views of the Firth of Clyde and the rolling farm lands and which surrounds it.