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Playing golf in Glasgow and the surrounding area

Glasgow is ideally located to allow golf enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a range of fantastic courses, including renowned championship courses such as Mar Hall, The Carrick, Pollok Golf ClubPrestwick, Gleneagles, Royal Troon and Turnberry are located near Glasgow City Centre.

With so many courses to choose from the only challenge will be deciding which one to experience first.

The Earl of Mar Golf Course

Five star golf experience close to Glasgow 


Distance from Glasgow City Centre: 15 miles

The River Clyde and the Kilpatrick Hills offer a stunning backdrop to The Earl of Mar Course.  Designed by renowned golf course architect Dave Thomas, who is best known for his work at The Belfry in England, this Championship course promises players a five-star golf experience. 

The Carrick on Loch Lomond

Breathtaking golf on the bonnie bonnie banks


Distance from Glasgow City Centre: 25 miles

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, The Carrick was designed by acclaimed golf course designer Doug Carrick.  The 71-par course is set against breath-taking scenery and the course crosses the boundaries between the Scottish lowlands and highlands.

Prestwick Golf Club

Follow in the footsteps of champions! 


Distance from Glasgow City Centre: 45 miles

The Birthplace of The Open Championship and one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, Prestwick Golf Club is one of the most unique and testing courses in the country. Situated half an hour from Glasgow on Ayrshire's famous golfing coast it’s a must play, but remember to keep out of The Cardinal and Sahara bunkers!

Royal Troon Golf Club

Steeped in Golfing History and Tradition

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Distance from Glasgow City Centre: 35 miles

The Old Course at Royal Troon is one of the greatest links courses in the world, it is also said to be one of the most challenging. Host to the Open Championship in 2016. You must make your score on the front nine as coming home is one of the toughest in Golf.

Trump Turnberry

One of the most Iconic golf courses in the world

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Distance from Glasgow City Centre: 50 miles

Trump Turnberry has enjoyed its position as an Open Championship course four times over with the course offers breath-taking views of The Clyde Coastline. Undoubtedly one of the most treasured links courses in the world.


Host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup and one of best golf resorts in the world

Gleneagles 18th PGA

Distance from Glasgow City Centre: 50 miles

Gleneagles is home to three Championship golf courses, all of which are world-renowned.  The PGA Centenary Course was created by Jack Nicklaus and was the Host Venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup.  The King's Course is almost 100 years old and was designed to challenge even the most accomplished of players while The Queen's Course inspires with its beautiful setting.

Pollok Golf Club

Just minutes from Glasgow city centre and set in Pollok Country Park's secluded mature woodland

Pollok Golf Club, club house

Distance from Glasgow City Centre: 2.5 miles

Pollok Golf Club is Glasgow's most prestigious golf club. Visitors to our city are welcome to play this beautiful tranquil 18 holes close to Pollok House and the Burrell Collection (currently closed for refurbishment). Pollok, founded in 1892 was remodelled by Alister MacKenzie, who also designed Augusta, Georgia. 

Ayrshire Golf

Birthplace of The Open


Whatever the golf experience you aim to find, the West Coast of Scotland has it all. Ayrshire Golf Scotland can introduce you to golf played amongst the rolling green hills of Ayrshire, on the unique Isle of Arran or along its famous links golf coastline, including three internationally renowned Open Championship courses.

Looking for more inspiration?  Why not find out more about the parks and gardens in the city or where you can go for something to eat after a hard day on the green?