The Dumbartonshire Golf Union was formed as far back as 1886 when six local clubs formed an inaugural committee to oversee golfing matters in the region. The number of affiliated clubs now totals 26 and their members play over 26 different courses in an area north of the River Clyde that extends from Helensburgh in the west to Cumbernauld in the east. The district is now commonly known as Dunbartonshire.
Three clubs are fortunate enough to operate two 18-hole courses: Dullatur boats the Carrickstone and Antonine courses whilst Hilton Park members can choose between the Hilton or the Allander layouts. The most famous club in the area is situated on the shores of Loch Lomond, though its sister course, Dundonald, lies 45 miles away in Ayrshire.
Dumbarton’s Charlie Green is one of the greatest amateur golfers that Scotland ever produced. An international player between 1961 and 1979, Charlie won three of the five Scottish Amateur Championship Finals he contested (1970, 1982 and 1983) as well as claiming the Stroke Play title in 1984. His prowess continued when he reached Senior level, winning the national title five times during the 1990s.