West Kilbride Golf Club really gets the pulse racing around the turn with a nice loop of holes.
Set in the conservation village of West Linton, to the south of Edinburgh, the charming moorland course here at the golf club was founded in 1890, revised by James Braid in 1926 then expanded to a full 18 hole layout in 1972.
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.
Tree-lined fairways characterise the golf course at The Wildernesse Club so accuracy is the watchword when playing here, especially on a front nine containing seven tight par fours.
The layout at Willesley Park Golf Club comprises a mix of parkland and heathland fairways with back-to-back par threes featuring at holes 16 and 17.
The opening hole at Wilmslow Golf Club is a simple, but strategic par four that nicely sets the tone for the round as it’s one of many subtly doglegged holes to be faced.
Windyhill Golf Club’s moorland track is a 1924 James Braid design that overlooks the north west corner of Glasgow and it’s widely acknowledged as a pretty tough test of golf.
"Woodbridge Golf Club has everything in the world that one could desire except the sea. It has sand and bracken and gorse, beautiful turf and the smoothest of greens."
Harry Colt designed Woodsome Hall Golf Club in 1922 and the club’s first professional, William Button, oversaw the construction.
Overlooking the Solway Firth, the old James Braid course at Workington Golf Club was recently redesigned by Howard Swan. Fairways are routed over undulating terrain with six holes crossing a small brook that runs through the course.