Designed in 1974 by J. Hamilton Stutt, Gleddoch Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the most scenic in the West of Scotland, and represents a fair test for golfers of all standards. The Championship layout is a challenging mix of Parkland and Heathland with stunning views across the Clyde Estuary. The 6283 yard course features gently undulating fairways, large greens and a real variety of holes which will require you to use every club in your bag.
In addition to the 18-hole course, visitors can also take advantage of the 4-hole academy course and 300-yard practice ground with covered bays.
- Aim your tee shot at the left side of the fairway as anything landing in the middle will kick towards the fairway bunker.
- A well protected green requiring an accurate iron shot. Don't miss left!
- Check your yardage to the burn from the tee. Approach always requires 1 more club than you think. A real 3-shot hole for most from the back tee.
- A solid drive is required to ensure you can clear the burn with your approach shot. Middle to left of the wide fairway opens up the approach.
- A slight fade off the tee will open up the fairway and avoid the fairway bunker. Can play as a 3 shot hole for the shorter hitters.
- Try to find the right hand side of the fairway with your tee shot as this will open up the route through the trees for your approach to this 3 tiered green.
- Our signature hole. Make sure you have enough club to avoid the lake. Locals have been known to get a kindly kick in from the right of the green.
- Big hitters can reach but beware the gorse which is just a few feet from the left side of the fairway. Ensure you find the correct tier on the green.
- A draw works best here and makes the hole play much shorter. Make sure to take enough club on your approach to this large two-tiered green
- Lay up to the flat at the bottom of the hill or try to get to the top if you are feeling brave. A good birdie chance as it is the flattest green on the course.
- A tough driving hole with trees either side. Even finding the fairway leaves a tricky 2nd shot. Be happy to accept a par.
- The tree lined approach means you won't feel the wind at the tee. If the pin is on the left a draw shot is required to avoid the front left tree.
- Check your yardage to the burns on the tee shot. A very different hole from the medal tee. Check the flag position on this large, 2 tiered green.
- Take plenty of club on this steeply uphill par 3. Coming up short leaves an awkward semi blind chip.
- Don't be tempted to bite off too much of the corner. The left side of the fairway leaves the easiest approach to this narrow green.
- Accuracy required from the tee and on the approach to this long narrow, well protected two tiered green. Not the longest par 4 but often a card wrecker.
- Enjoy the view. The covered bay on the practice ground is a good line for most. Big hitters can bite off the corner leaving a much shorter approach.
- Open the shoulders on your drive to this wide fairway. Check the pin position as the back can be three clubs further than the front.