Glasgow

Founded in 1955, the Glasgow Golf Union represents 31 clubs whose members play on 18 different courses. Cawder’s two 18-hole layouts – the Cawder and the Keir – sit side by side in Bishopbriggs, while Glasgow’s two courses, Killermont and Gailes, are situated 35 miles apart because the latter is located on the Ayrshire coast.

The City Council of Glasgow has a proud tradition of promoting golf within its Parks department and it operates half a dozen courses around the municipality; three 9-holers and three full 18-hole layouts – many of the members at the private clubs in and around Glasgow will have learned to play the game at the likes of the City Council’s Lethamhill or Littlehill courses.

Glasgow Golf Club is the 9th oldest in the world, having formed in 1787, and its members have played at a number of venues down the years. They moved initially from Glasgow Green to Queen’s Park in 1870 then onto Alexandra Park four years later. In 1895 they decamped to Blackhill before finally settling at Killermont nine years later.

Our Glasgow Best in Region rankings were last updated in July 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Glasgow

Cawder (Championship)

1st Glasgow - Best in Area

Routed over gently undulating parkland with mature trees in abundance, the courses at Cawder Golf Club are amongst the very best 36-hole golf facilities in west central Scotland.

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Description: Routed over gently undulating parkland with mature trees in abundance, the courses at Cawder Golf Club are amongst the very best 36-hole golf facilities in west central Scotland. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

Glasgow (Killermont)

2nd Glasgow - Best in Area

Old Tom Morris designed the Killermont course at Glasgow Golf Club on the north side of the River Kelvin and the Lord Provost of Glasgow officially opened the undulating parkland layout in 1904.

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Description: Old Tom Morris designed the Killermont course at Glasgow Golf Club on the north side of the River Kelvin and the Lord Provost of Glasgow officially opened the undulating parkland layout in 1904. Rating: 4 out of 6

Cathkin Braes

3rd Glasgow - Best in Area

Moorland in nature, Cathkin Braes Golf Club’s course sits more than 650 feet above Rutherglen, to the south east of the city of Glasgow, and it offers fantastic views across to the Campsie Hills.

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Description: Moorland in nature, Cathkin Braes Golf Club’s course sits more than 650 feet above Rutherglen, to the south east of the city of Glasgow, and it offers fantastic views across to the Campsie Hills. Rating: 4 out of 6

Pollok

4th Glasgow - Best in Area

During the early 1920s, Dr Alister MacKenzie redesigned Pollok and the golf club annually hosts a Summer Medal competition in honour of the famous architect.

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Description: During the early 1920s, Dr Alister MacKenzie redesigned Pollok and the golf club annually hosts a Summer Medal competition in honour of the famous architect. Rating: 3 out of 6

Haggs Castle

5th Glasgow - Best in Area

Such is the quality of Haggs Castle Golf Club, it has hosted a number of European Tour and Scottish PGA events over the years.

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Description: Such is the quality of Haggs Castle Golf Club, it has hosted a number of European Tour and Scottish PGA events over the years. Rating: 3.6666666666667 out of 6