Golf in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

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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. 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.

  2. Cawder, Keir Golf Course

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    Bishopbriggs

    The second course to be added to Cawder Golf Club.

  3. Littlehill Golf Course

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    Bishopbriggs

    Reasonably flat, with "The Old Dyke" across several holes for interesting play.

  4. 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.

  5. Kirkhill Golf Club

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    Cambuslang

    Kirkhill Golf Course is a spectacular 18-hole parkland layout. The course was designed in 1910 by five times Open champion James Braid and can boast breathtaking panoramic views over the City of Glasgow.

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    Bishopbriggs

    James Braid, the legendary golf course architect, was engaged to design the original layout which was opened officially in May,1934, and which has been plagued by reconstruction throughout its existence.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Blairbeth Golf Course

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    Cambuslang

    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.

  10. Bearsden Golf Club

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    Bearsden

    Situated at the top of Thorn Road, just ten minutes' walk from Bearsden Cross, Bearsden, the second oldest club in the village outside Glasgow Golf Club, remains true to its original layout.

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