Renfrewshire

The Renfrewshire Golf Union provides administration for over 10,000 golfers affiliated to 23 clubs in the area and it covers an area that stretches from Gourock in the north west to Bonnyton in the south east.

Top tracks in the county include the wonderful moorland trio of East Renfrewshire, Kilmacolm and Ranfurly Castle. Alternative top quality parkland venues include three along the banks of the River Clyde at Renfrew, Erskine and the new Earl of Mar course at Mar Hall.

Renfrewshire has tasted success in the Scottish Area Team Championships, supplying winning teams at Cardross in 1982, Machrihanish in 1996, Bathgate in 2005 and Crail in 2009. The county takes the development of young golfers very seriously, inviting children as young as nine to special coaching sessions at the Mearns Castle facility.

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

Top 100 Golf Courses - Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire

1st Renfrewshire - Best in Area

The East Renfrewshire Golf Club, or ‘East Ren’ as it is known was established in 1922 and the great James Braid designed the course.

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: The East Renfrewshire Golf Club, or ‘East Ren’ as it is known was established in 1922 and the great James Braid designed the course. Rating: 4.5555555555556 out of 6

Kilmacolm

2nd Renfrewshire - Best in Area

The Kilmacolm Golf Club has been called “the finest village golf club in the country” by a former club captain and “a very pleasant golfing place” by none other than Walter Hagen...

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: The Kilmacolm Golf Club has been called “the finest village golf club in the country” by a former club captain and “a very pleasant golfing place” by none other than Walter Hagen... Rating: 4.8 out of 6

Ranfurly Castle

3rd Renfrewshire - Best in Area

There is a hint of Gleneagles at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club, a mixture of heathland and moorland holes. A hidden gem if ever there was one.

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: There is a hint of Gleneagles at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club, a mixture of heathland and moorland holes. A hidden gem if ever there was one. Rating: 4.5714285714286 out of 6

Mar Hall - Earl of Mar

4th Renfrewshire - Best in Area

With an overall length of no more than 6,507 yards from the back tees, the Earl of Mar golf course at Mar Hall Golf Resort appeals to the strategically minded golfer...

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: With an overall length of no more than 6,507 yards from the back tees, the Earl of Mar golf course at Mar Hall Golf Resort appeals to the strategically minded golfer... Rating: 4.1818181818182 out of 6

Paisley

5th Renfrewshire - Best in Area

Sixty years after the club was formed, members of Paisley Golf Club moved in 1953 to a Philip Mackenzie Ross-designed course on top of Gleniffer Braes, to the south of Paisley.

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: Sixty years after the club was formed, members of Paisley Golf Club moved in 1953 to a Philip Mackenzie Ross-designed course on top of Gleniffer Braes, to the south of Paisley. Rating: 4.6666666666667 out of 6

Bonnyton

6th Renfrewshire - Best in Area

The course at Bonnyton Golf Club – a lesser-known design of Alister MacKenzie – opened in 1922 with heather-fringed fairways laid out on Ballagioch Hill, high above the conservation village of Eaglesham.

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:

Renfrew

7th Renfrewshire - Best in Area

Laid out on the banks of the Clyde, close to Glasgow airport, Renfrew Golf Club’s beautiful, tree-lined fairways have been in play since the early 1970s when Commander John Harris revamped the original James Braid layout.

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: Laid out on the banks of the Clyde, close to Glasgow airport, Renfrew Golf Club’s beautiful, tree-lined fairways have been in play since the early 1970s when Commander John Harris revamped the original James Braid layout. Rating: 3 out of 6

Erskine

8th Renfrewshire - Best in Area

Erskine Golf Club is a wonderful parkland layout with an impressive design pedigree – Willie Fernie, Alister MacKenzie and James Braid have all left their mark on the course – and it lies on the south bank of the River Clyde.

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: Erskine Golf Club is a wonderful parkland layout with an impressive design pedigree – Willie Fernie, Alister MacKenzie and James Braid have all left their mark on the course – and it lies on the south bank of the River Clyde. Rating: 3.5 out of 6

Whitecraigs

9th Renfrewshire - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout at Whitecraigs Golf Club in Giffnock is a Willie Fernie course that dates back to 1905, at a time when the Open champion of 1883 was also involved in designing the new Portland course at Royal Troon.

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: The 18-hole layout at Whitecraigs Golf Club in Giffnock is a Willie Fernie course that dates back to 1905, at a time when the Open champion of 1883 was also involved in designing the new Portland course at Royal Troon. Rating: 4 out of 6

Old Course Ranfurly

10th Renfrewshire - Best in Area

Known locally as Old Ranfurly, the Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club is a challenging, undulating, moorland course with magnificent views across the Clyde to Ben Lomond.

Read More >>

Av. Reviewers Score:
Description: Known locally as Old Ranfurly, the Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club is a challenging, undulating, moorland course with magnificent views across the Clyde to Ben Lomond. Rating: 3.875 out of 6