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Golf courses near Loch Lomond

There are several fantastic golf courses near Loch Lomond, which are perfect to play during your golf holidays in Scotland. If you’re staying with us at Loch Lomond Waterfront, a dram of our local Glengoyne Whisky in your private hot tub overlooking the loch makes for an excellent alternative to the traditional 19th hole. What better way to discuss the highs and lows of your game?

Scotland is well known throughout the world as the home of golf and it’s easy to see why. We have over 20 courses within a 30-minute drive and over 90 golf courses in the Glasgow area alone. Gleneagles is less than an hour away and Loch Lomond Golf Course just a 15-minute speedboat ride across the water. So, whether you’re playing or watching, there’s plenty of choice.

Famous Scottish golf courses

Set in the heart of Scotland, we are within easy reach of many of the Scottish greats. Whether you fancy a round of links golf or are here to watch world-class players tee-off to win the Ryder Cup or Scottish Open Championship, at Loch Lomond Waterfront you’re ideally located.

Loch Lomond Golf Course

30 minutes by car or 15 minutes by speedboat

Set in 600 acres of grounds and with dramatic backdrops of Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond Golf Course is one of the most prestigious, private international courses in the world. Whilst playing on the course is limited to private members – it has already become a classic course and known as the long-term home of the Scottish Open Championships. Only 15 minutes by speedboat from shore to shore, we’re a favourite for anyone visiting Loch Lomond Golf Course.

Gleneagles Golf Course

45 minutes by car

Gleneagles is easily one of the most famous golf courses in Scotland. It has, in fact, three championship courses. Designed by five times Open champion, James Braid, the Kings Course at Gleneagles was home to the first informal Ryder Cup match between Britain and the USA.

Muirfield Golf Course

1 hr 45 minutes by car

Host to sixteen Opens, including the 2013 Open Championship, Muirfield is argued to be the world’s oldest golf club. The original 13 rules established by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG) in 1744 are the foundations of today’s game of golf. Offering classic links golf and a stone’s throw from our capital Edinburgh, Muirfield is a must for any golfer visiting Scotland.

At just over an hour from Edinburgh, why not tie in a visit to the capital city as well and a trip to the famous Edinburgh Castle or historic underground streets beneath the Royal Mile.


1 hr 50 minutes by car

Considered as one of the world’s most challenging courses, Carnoustie is a must for any golfer up for a challenge. With brutal finishing holes and formidable bunkers, Carnoustie may not be the most scenic course in the world but it is certainly going to challenge any golfers ‘A game’…even from the forward tees.

St Andrews

2 hrs by car

Ranked as Scotland’s number one golf course and within the world’s top ten courses, St. Andrews is known around the world as the home of golf. Perhaps the oldest golf course in the world, the game dates back to the 12th century in St. Andrews. Whilst a ballot is available for the Old Course, St. Andrews isn’t short of choice with five other courses to choose from. The Jubilee is perhaps the most challenging links course, whilst the Balgrove primarily caters for families and children.

Royal Troon Golf Course

1 hr 20 minutes by car

Another course on the Championship rota, the Royal Troon is another challenging test of links golf. Royal Troon is home to both the longest and shortest holes in Open Championship golf at 123 and 601 yards respectively. Set on the south side of Glasgow near Glasgow Prestwick airport, the courses at Royal Troon are ideal for those looking for a bit of variety.

Turnberry Golf Course

1 hr 45 minutes by car

Situated by the firth of Clyde, the Turnberry is one of the most scenic courses offering superb views across to the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran. Four-time home to the Open Championship, this course is becoming a firm favourite among professionals. With three courses to choose from, why not try your hand at links golf?

Local golf courses

Buchanan Castle Golf Club

Distance: 3 miles

Buchanan Castle Golf Course is our closest course just three miles away. It offers players of all levels an intriguing but fair golfing challenge. The course lies on the plain of the River Endrick with magnificent scenic backdrops. These include Ben Lomond, the Highlands and Luss Hills.

Buchanan Castle Golf Club is a special tranquil place providing an almost tangible tonic to the system.  It is one of Scotland’s hidden golfing splendours, nestled in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands.

Strathendrick Golf Club

Distance: 4 miles

Willie Fernie of Troon designed Strathendrick Golf Course in 1901. It’s situated on the undulating banks of the River Endrick. Offering breathtaking views of Ben Lomond and the picturesque Campsie Hills. This course is an excellent nine-hole undulating parkland course and receives lots of compliments on its upkeep, appearance and presentation.

Balfron Golf Course

Distance: 11 miles

Balfron Golf Society runs an 18 hole course situated 6 miles from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, in an area of West Stirlingshire, just a 15 minute drive away. Visitors are welcome and the last tee off time during the week is 4 p.m. Visiting groups at weekends cannot play before 2pm. Please consult their fixture list to check tee bookings and competition days when there will be other restrictions.

Hilton Park Golf Club

Distance: 12 miles

Hilton Park is one of west-central Scotland’s pre-eminent private golf clubs. We offer a warm welcome to visitors and you will find us in a particularly scenic setting, nine miles north-west of Glasgow on the edge of the famous Rob Roy country on the road to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

Aberfoyle Golf Club

Distance: 14 miles

Sitting at the foot of the Menteith Hills, on the southern border of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Aberfoyle is one of Scotland’s most scenic and interesting golf courses. The views from the course are breathtaking. From Ben Lomond in the west, down the upper valley of the River Forth to the bulwark of Stirling Castle, the scenery is magnificent.

The course itself is quite short, but requires a wide variety of imagination and shotmaking. It is ideal for both high and low handicap players and is an ideal country location for group outings.

Clober Golf Club

Distance: 14 miles

Clober Golf Course is situated in Milngavie just outside of Glasgow and is easily accessible from Bearsden, Clydebank and the West End of Glasgow. It is a 4963 yard par 66 for the men and a 4514 yard par 67 for ladies.

The course was designed by George Lyle, the uncle of Open and Masters champion Sandy Lyle MBE who is the club’s Honorary President. With 8 par 3’s scoring can be very difficult as the majority of the par 3’s require medium to long irons off the tee with relatively small greens.

Milngavie Golf Club

Distance: 14 miles

Nestled in the awe-inspiring surroundings of Mugdock Country Park, at the starting point for the West Highland Way, Milngavie Golf Course truly benefits from the best that the Scottish Countryside has to offer. The peace of the perfectly situated course further adds to the sense of relaxation during your play.

They have a range of tee options to suit golfers of ages and ability and their wonderful Auchterlonie/Braid design is sure to bring you back time and time again.

Windyhill Golf Course

Distance: 16 miles

Windyhill sits at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills near Bearsden north of Glasgow and is recognised as one of the best golf courses west of the city. With magnificent vistas across the city of Glasgow to the south and the Campsies and Kilpatrick Hills to the north, you’ll be amazed at the views !

The course measures 6154 yards in length with a Par of 71 from the White Tees. Four testing par 3’s, three par 5’s combined with a series of daunting par 4’s makes Windyhill a challenging test of golf for players of all abilities.

Campsie Golf Course

Distance: 18 miles

Sitting at the foot of the Campsie Fells, this beautifully maintained parkland golf course offers a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. The 18 hole course works its way above the picturesque village of Lennoxtown and offers stunning views over the surrounding areas. The nature of the slopes at Campsie Golf Course and the tricky greens ensure that at no time can you take a hole for granted, and attention will have to be paid at all times to keep your score down. But the beauty is that scores take second place to the fun, and clever design of the course. You will have to draw on every club and conjure up many new shots to tackle this course.

Callander Golf Club

Distance: 24 miles

Callander Golf Course is set in a fantastically secluded location, with diverse holes, great greens and stunning views of Ben Ledi and the Trossachs. Golf Monthly has rated Callander among the top ten courses in Scotland for visitors, alongside Gleneagles, Turnberry and St. Andrews. In addition to a stunning backdrop, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere, a great support staff and golf at reasonable prices.

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