Top Rated: Glasgow Courses
Want to tee it up near Scotland’s largest city? You’ve come to the right place! In our latest blog we look at Glasgow golf courses. Glasgow is a port city famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera and National Theatre of Scotland. That’s not to mention an array of acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene! The five courses below represent 5 very different challenges, each adored by YOU the GOLFNOW golfer.
Balmore Golf ClubBalmore golf course is set in a stunning and tranquil location. Laid out on beautiful mature parkland, which was once Glenorchard Country Estate, the course makes for a very pleasant walk, regardless of how you play! You will find the it is always beautifully manicured with sculpted fairways. All greens are USGA standard, giving excellent putting surfaces year round. Balmore is without doubt one of the finest golf courses in Glasgow and a must for anyone wishing to play golf in central Scotland.
Irvine Golf ClubEstablished in 1887, the Irvine Golf Club is a traditional links course designed by one of Scotland’s most famous course designers – James Braid. It’s seaside location, which benefits from the Gulf Stream, means that this course is open year round. In addition to a fantastic golfing challenge, the traditional clubhouse provides exceptional fare in its restaurant and a fully stocked bar is on hand to provide your post-round celebratory drink. Other facilities include changing rooms, a practice area and a pro shop where you can hire buggies or trolleys or even a caddie should you need one.
Cameron House Golf – The Carrick On Loch LomondDesigned by the acclaimed golf course designer Doug Carrick, this stunning course uses every inch of the dramatic landscape straddling the fault lines between the Scottish lowlands and highlands with nine holes set in each. Elevated holes offer spectacular views of Loch Lomond to the west and Ben Lomond to the north, this stimulating and challenging course has played host to the Ladies Scottish Open and recently to the PGA Cup. So what are you waiting for? Check out this fabulous Scottish track!
Hayston Golf ClubNot far from Glasgow, Hayston Golf Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Hayston Golf Club difficult but thoroughly enjoyable. Wanna go low? The course record will take some beating. Just a 10-under-par 60 to topple.
Bishopsbriggs Golf ClubThe golf course lies within the boundaries of the original Kenmure Estate, as a result, this superb parkland layout is well worth a visit! The Bishopbriggs Burn, which meanders through the course, adds to an enjoyable and challenging golf experience with great views of the Campsie Fells. The club bills the course as an opportunity to ‘escape to the country without leaving the city’ – and boy are they right! Tee it up along the beautiful calm of Bishopsbriggs GC.
When we consider golf in Scotland we can be guilty of forgetting about the phenomenal tracks near our major cities. Glasgow golf is in safe hands! So if you’re in charge of the upcoming trip for you and yours, don’t forget about glorious Glasgow!