Perhaps not the first stop for golfers visiting Scotland, however, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley does actually provide a wide selection of interesting and varied courses. With a vast percentage of the population living in the central belt, the demand for quality local courses is extremely high. Fortunately the absence of ‘celebrity’ courses means you are more likely to get a game if you are visiting the area for business or pleasure.
Your hosts will be happy to recommend and help you book local golf courses. Just ask
Just 30 minutes south east of Glasgow is another of the worlds oldest Golf Clubs, Lanark. Founded in 1851, Lanark is the 25th oldest course in the world and continues to provide a testing game even today. Formerly an Open Championship qualifying course, it would be a mistake to assume that this now little known course is going to be an easy ride. Open all year to guests
Glasgow hardly conjures up the typical location for a golf course, but just on the outskirts of the city you can find the oldest course still in play in the Glasgow area. Established in 1888, Cathkin Braes provides a moorland oasis to golfers visiting the city on business. Open all year round
Haggs Castle is set in the Pollock Estate in the centre of Glasgow, which is also home to the impressive Pollock House and the Burrell Art Collection. It is hard to comprehend that such a quiet parkland course could be so close to the city centre. As is often the case, good quality courses become overlooked as newer courses appear, but this one really needs to be played. Haggs Castle has previously hosted European Tour and PGA events over the years. Open all year and visitors welcome.