Lanarkshire

The Lanarkshire Golf Association was formed in 1953 and one of its co-founding Presidents, John S.Montgomerie of Cambuslang, went on to win the Scottish Amateur Championship four years later.

Today, more than 37 clubs play over 33 courses in the area and the Association organises regional competitions, selecting venues and dates, as well as setting conditions and rules under which the events are held.

The area has produced many outstanding amateur golfers who, like John S. Montgomerie, have claimed the Scottish Amateur title; men like Craig Everett at Gullane in 1990, Graham Rankin at Prestwick in 1998, Craig Heap at Cruden Bay the following year then Steven O'Hara the year after that at Royal Dornoch.

Our Lanarkshire Best in Region rankings were last updated in July 2015. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Lanarkshire

Lanark

1st Lanarkshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1851, Lanark is the world’s 25th oldest golf club and the course is sited 600 feet above sea level where the ground is sandy and links-like thanks to Ice Age glacial sands.

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Description: Founded in 1851, Lanark is the world’s 25th oldest golf club and the course is sited 600 feet above sea level where the ground is sandy and links-like thanks to Ice Age glacial sands. Rating: 4.7 out of 6

Strathaven

2nd Lanarkshire - Best in Area

Low scores will only be made here at Strathaven Golf Club if skill and judgement are used on the tree-lined holes.

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Description: Low scores will only be made here at Strathaven Golf Club if skill and judgement are used on the tree-lined holes. Rating: 4 out of 6

Hamilton - Scotland

3rd Lanarkshire - Best in Area

Formed in 1872, Hamilton Golf Club moved to its present location on the outskirts of the town in 1925 when James Braid was enlisted to lay out a new course for the members.

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Description: Formed in 1872, Hamilton Golf Club moved to its present location on the outskirts of the town in 1925 when James Braid was enlisted to lay out a new course for the members. Rating: 4 out of 6

Drumpellier

4th Lanarkshire - Best in Area

Drumpellier Golf Club was established in 1894 and its founding members had the good sense to commission Willie Fernie, the 1883 Open Champion, to layout their undulating parkland course.

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Description: Drumpellier Golf Club was established in 1894 and its founding members had the good sense to commission Willie Fernie, the 1883 Open Champion, to layout their undulating parkland course. Rating: 4 out of 6

Bothwell Castle

5th Lanarkshire - Best in Area

Situated in mature woodland beside the 13th century Bothwell Castle estate, the parkland course at Bothwell Castle Golf Club was extensively upgraded in the early 1970s when seven holes were replaced.

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Description: Situated in mature woodland beside the 13th century Bothwell Castle estate, the parkland course at Bothwell Castle Golf Club was extensively upgraded in the early 1970s when seven holes were replaced. Rating: 4 out of 6

Colville Park

6th Lanarkshire - Best in Area

The course at Colville Park Golf Club was originally gifted to the employees of the Dalzell Iron and Steel Works by the Colville family as a recreational facility for the steelworkers.

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Description: The course at Colville Park Golf Club was originally gifted to the employees of the Dalzell Iron and Steel Works by the Colville family as a recreational facility for the steelworkers. Rating: 3 out of 6

Carnwath

7th Lanarkshire - Best in Area

Carnwath Golf Club was founded in 1907, with Willie Auchterlonie of St Andrews the architect of the original 9-hole layout. Extended to an 18-hole course in 1922, the course was redesigned in the early 1960s when additional land was acquired.

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Description: Carnwath Golf Club was founded in 1907, with Willie Auchterlonie of St Andrews the architect of the original 9-hole layout. Extended to an 18-hole course in 1922, the course was redesigned in the early 1960s when additional land was acquired. Rating: 3 out of 6

Carluke

8th Lanarkshire - Best in Area

Laid out across rolling Lanarkshire countryside, Carluke Golf Club’s parkland course is a surprisingly entertaining track, highlighted by “Glenburn,” its spectacular downhill par three 11th hole.

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Description: Laid out across rolling Lanarkshire countryside, Carluke Golf Club’s parkland course is a surprisingly entertaining track, highlighted by “Glenburn,” its spectacular downhill par three 11th hole. Rating: 3 out of 6

Easter Moffat

9th Lanarkshire - Best in Area

The 456-yard 12th hole at Easter Moffat Golf Club is rightly regarded as one of the most difficult par fours in Lanarkshire.

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Description: The 456-yard 12th hole at Easter Moffat Golf Club is rightly regarded as one of the most difficult par fours in Lanarkshire. Rating: 4 out of 6

East Kilbride

10th Lanarkshire - Best in Area

East Kilbride Golf Club dates back to 1900 and it moved location several times before finally settling down at Nerston in 1967. The clubhouse was lost to a fire in 2010, but thankfully the club is back in full swing again.

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Description: East Kilbride Golf Club dates back to 1900 and it moved location several times before finally settling down at Nerston in 1967. The clubhouse was lost to a fire in 2010, but thankfully the club is back in full swing again. Rating: 3 out of 6