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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. Elderslie Golf Course

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    Paisley

    Elderslie was constructed in 1909 on land owned by Elderslie Estates, who permitted various golf courses to be built on their extensive lands.

  2. Cochrane Castle Golf Course

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    Johnstone

    Cochrane Castle is the Johnstone club where some Scottish notables such as Barclay Howard, Dean Robertson and John Caven all started out.

  3. Greenock Whinhill Golf Club

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    Greenock

    Greenock Whinhill is a moorland course set above the town with panoramic views over the River Clyde. There are also great views of the local countryside from the majority of the holes, which provides a stirring backdrop to your round.

  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.

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    Hamilton

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Mount Ellen Golf Course

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    Glasgow City Centre

    The Mount Ellen course has been dramatically shaped by the last ice age and is laid out over two drumlins, namely elongated, large 'mounds' of material deposited under the ice sheet, which covered Scotland about 200,000 years ago.

  8. Hayston Golf Course

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    Kirkintilloch

    Hayston is located one mile north west of the town of Kirkintilloch off the A803. It is yet another of the great Glasgow courses and welcomes golfers throughout the year.

  9. Barshaw Golf Club

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    Paisley

    An undulating parkland course.

  10. Open Road Scotland Tours

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    Paisley

    We are a Luxury Tour company, offering guided chauffeur tours of Scotland, for groups of up to sixteen people. Choose from our range of luxury chauffeur tours of Scotland or create your own bespoke tour.

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