Welcome to Scotland, the Home of Golf. Golf as we know it today, played over an 18 hole course, originated in Scotland as early 1457 and the links course at Musselburgh is probably the older golf course in the world. Scotland now boasts over 500 golf courses with well known courses such as St Andrews, Gleneagles Loch Lomond and Carnoustie hosting many World Open Championships. The Ryder Cup tournament was held at Gleneagles in 2014 and was an exciting time for golf in Scotland as it attracted many international names in the world of golf to The Trossachs and Loch Lomond area.
With a range of golf courses to suit every golfers skills and most open to day visitors, The National Park has some great courses to choose from and we have listed a few below to help you get some more information on each course.
Aberfoyle Golf Course
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. The recently refurbished clubhouse offers a friendly and informal welcome to all.
Balfron Golf Society Course
The game of golf is not a new tradition in Balfron. There had been a nine hole course at the top of the village for many years until, in 1939, the Golf Club was dissolved and used for agricultural use during the 2nd World War.
A couple of attempts to reform the club in the 1940’s were unsuccessful but in 1991 Balfron Golf Society was formed by a small group of individuals most of whom lived or had been born in the village. A constitution was written, trophies rescued from the vault of the local bank and the inaugural outing to Callander Golf Club in Perthshire arranged in the summer of 1991.
Brucefields Family Golf Centre
Brucefields offers a comprehensive range of facilities and support services for all members of the family, whether they’re learners or experienced players. The Centre has long been a magnet for experienced players wanting to perfect their skills on our testing 9-hole flagship course, while junior players relish the smaller 9-hole course and the challenges it presents.
There is also a floodlit 30-bay driving range and a large American Golf shop . A state-of-the-art physiotherapy practice, and a restaurant which holds the Scottish Healthy Choices Award – naturally! with menus for golfers of all ages.
Buchanan Castle Golf Club
Lies within a forested estate with trees native to Western Europe, different types Oak, and soaring Pacific Coast Redwoods. The course lies on a flat plain, sliced through by the oxbows of the Endrick Water. To the East and North West, beyond the banks of Loch Lomond are the beginnings of the Highlands and the magical mountains of Arthur, Vane, Vorlich, Lui and Ben Lomond itself.
The course, designed by James Braid, features many fairways which are framed by two tall trees at around 200 yards, or where the Braid Doglegs start to turn. Simple but insidious, requiring consistent accuracy off the tee.
Callander Golf Course
The course has been described by National Club golfer as follows: “… a fantastically secluded location, diverse holes with great greens and stunning views of Ben Ledi and the Trossachs all combine to create a memorable experience.”
Added to this is a welcoming atmosphere, a great support staff and golf at reasonable prices. Come and try it out for yourself. Currently there is no joining fee, a simple entry procedure and, from 1 July to October, there is a reduced entry fee.
Killin Golf Club
A picturesque 9 hole course set in the beautiful scenery of the Perthshire Highlands. Often described as the most beautiful 9 hole golf course in Scotland.
We might only be a 9 hole course, but for the gents there are 18 different tees and for the ladies there are 15 different tees giving a different approach to the second 9.
We now offer an online booking system through which you can book a casual game of golf or enter one of our five opens held throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you to our course and hope you love it as much as we do.
Loch Lomond Golf Course
Designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, the 7,100 yard parkland course is considered to be among the ‘Top 100’ finest golf courses in the world (ranked in the top 50 by Golf Magazine and 19th by its international panelists when it first opened, as well as voted #1 course in Scotland by the readers of Bunkered.)
The course is a true test of golf, demanding skill on the tee, on the fairway, and on and around the green. Streams and marshland areas form natural hazards, while majestic trees, including Scots Pine, Douglas Firs, and ancient oaks add to the grandeur.
Along with its championship course, Loch Lomond’s clubhouse is extraordinary. Rossdhu is a Georgian manor house constructed in 1773, exactly 200 years before Tom Weiskopf won The Open Championship at Royal Troon.
Snapshot: Championship: 7100 Yards | Medal: 6675 Yards | Middle: 6300 Yards | Front: 5460 Yards.
St Fillans Golf Course
Situated in the heart of Highland Perthshire, in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland with magnificent lochs and towering mountains, the village of St Fillans sits at the eastern end of Loch Earn, its rows of houses, hotels and guesthouses enjoying the fabulous view up the loch. Tucked away across the River Earn is the nine-hole St Fillans course.
Considering the imposing hills that surround the course, the terrain is surprisingly level, and is popular with those new to the sport yet proves to be a difficult course to score well on for the more experienced player.
At this nine hole course each hole is very challenging and a combination of course design, superb green keeping and breathtaking scenery keep players on the course as long as possible.
Stirling Golf Club
Lying on a tilted slab of ancient volcanic lava in full view of the historic Stirling Castle and once a favoured hunting ground of Scottish Monarchs, this ground has been known for centuries as ‘The Kings Park’.
The course was redesigned by the great Henry Cotton in 1966. The course offers some of the finest views in Scotland covering the Forth Valley and the local mountains of the Trossachs, a national park. The whole scene is dominated by the magnificent Stirling Castle. The club has been associated with some illustrious names such as Tom Morris Jnr who was appointed 1st club professional in 1873.
Strathendrick Golf Club
A 9 hole golf course which looks down on the River Endrick it was established in 1901 and designed by Willie Fernie.
This is an undulating parkland course with four par 3 holes, four par four holes and one par five.Course Length: 4982 yards | Par: 66.