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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. Strathaven Golf Club

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    Strathaven

    Strathaven is located on the north east side of town on the A726. It is a gently undulating, tree-lined, championship parkland course and is 700 feet above sea level.

  2. Wishaw Golf Course

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    Wishaw

    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.

  3. Cathcart Castle Golf Course

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    Clarkston

    The golf course is played over undulating parkland and offers a challenge to all levels of golfers. A par 69 at 5861yds, it is surrounded by pictureque and panoramic views of the City of Glasgow.

  4. Palacerigg Golf Course

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    Cumbernauld

    Palacerigg is a municipal course designed in 1970s by the eminent English golfer Henry Cotton. The course is located ten miles north east of Glasgow on the outskirts of Cumbernauld and is located within Palacerigg Country Park.

  5. Paisley Golf Course

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    Paisley

    Paisley Golf Club, off junction 27 from Glasgow Airport and situated at the top of Glenburn, is a fantastic mix of moorland and parkland with great views across the Clyde Valley and Loch Lomond in the distance.

  6. Lanark Golf Club

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    Lanark

    Lanark is one of the oldest clubs in the world and celebrated 150 years in 2001. Renowned for the natural moorland fairways, fast greens and beautiful scenery, it is a genuine contender to be one of Scottish golf's real hidden gems.

  7. 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.

  8. Douglas Water Golf Course

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    Douglas

    The introduction of Douglas Water, which actually lies within Rigside, was taken at a meeting in 1921 attended by about 20 people.

  9. 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.

  10. Playsport Golf Club

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    East Kilbride

    Golf course and driving range located south east of Glasgow.

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