Callander - Central Scotland - Scotland

Callander Golf Club,
Aveland Road,
FK17 8EN,

  • +44 (0) 1877 330090

  • Evelyn MacDonald

  • Old Tom Morris

  • Allan Martin

Callander Golf Club was founded in 1890 and two years later, Old Tom Morris had laid out a 9-hole track in its current location. Willie Fernie is credited with extending the course to its present 18 holes in 1914. 

Looking at the length of Callander you will see that it is only 5,185 yards from the medal tees and a mere 4,441 yards from the regular gents yellow tees. Seven holes are par threes and nine of the ten par fours are less than 375 yards so yardages alone tell you this is holiday golf, albeit very enjoyable holiday golf played in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.  

Callander is a lovely wee Stirlingshire town where Ben Ledi looms in the background, reminding you that this is the Gateway to the Highlands. The golf club nestles above the town on its northern hillside and it is an extremely relaxing place to play.  

Fairways are fairly open and greens are relatively compact, putting a premium on accuracy with the tee shot and approach shot. Most holes are tree lined and routed in a very pleasing manner, which makes maximum use of a modest acreage.  

The pick of the holes on the front nine is the 373-yard, par four 6th, named “Dell” where a semi blind, elevated green is protected by several large bunkers in front of the putting surface. The 136-yard, par three 15th, called “Avenue” is a lovely hole on the inward half where the tee shot must be played through a narrow gap in a stand of trees that lie between the tee box and the green.  

Callander Golf Club is well used to hosting visitors during the year so you are assured of a warm welcome here every time you play. 

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Description: Callander Golf Club is set in the heart of the Trossachs and Old Tom Morris originally laid out this short but historic course. Rating: 3 out of 6 Reviews: 3

Callander has a great selection of holes with lots of tricky par threes. It’s a very unpretentious club with fantastic scenery.
4 / 6
June 04, 2011

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Callander typifies Scottish holiday golf - lovely scenery and fun holes with loads of par 3s. Taken for what it is Callander is quite acceptable but it does not rank highly in my lists! Some of the short holes are good - notably the 15th - but there are a fair number of weak holes.
2 / 6
September 22, 2009

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The phrase “golfing gem” was coined for courses like Callendar. It is a cracking little course which fully deserves to be featured on this website. I’ve played here three times now and always enjoyed not only the golf on the course but the lovely scenery driving to and from the venue from the “big smoke” of Glasgow, taking the back roads that skirt the Kilpatrick Hills, Campsie Fells and the Trossachs. It is by no means overly taxing, far from it; with half the holes - yes NINE - par three’s from the regular gents tees! A decent short game is what’s needed to score at Callander, though four of the par three’s are over 200 yards so no easy 3’s on the card to be had there. Just drink in the scenery and enjoy a day out on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Jim McCann
3 / 6
December 01, 2006

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