The Course

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.

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Pro's Tips

  1. Aim your tee shot at the left side of the fairway as anything landing in the middle will kick towards the fairway bunker.
  2. A well protected green requiring an accurate iron shot. Don't miss left!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. A tough driving hole with trees either side. Even finding the fairway leaves a tricky 2nd shot. Be happy to accept a par.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Take plenty of club on this steeply uphill par 3. Coming up short leaves an awkward semi blind chip.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.