Cardross - Dunbartonshire - Scotland

Cardross Golf Club,
Main Road,
Cardross,
Dumbartonshire,
G82 5LB,
Scotland


  • +44 (0) 1389 841754

  • Golf Club Website

  • On the A814 half way between Dumbarton and Helensburgh

  • Welcome weekdays between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Advance bookings up to 7 days

  • Graham Mill

  • James Braid

  • Robert Farrell

Cardross Golf Club overlooks the River Clyde between Dumbarton and Helensburgh with Port Glasgow and Greenock on the other side of the water. Because of its south facing location, Cardross enjoys an early growing season and is often in tiptop condition at the beginning of the year before other courses in the area.

James Braid modified the course in 1921 and it is recognized as one of the best inland 18-hole layouts in the West of Scotland – proof of which is the fact that it hosted the 1992 Scottish Professional Championship which was won by 1999 Open winner, Paul Lawrie.

Mentioning such a famous Scottish professional brings to mind another favoured son of these parts, club stalwart and Scottish amateur golf legend, the evergreen Charlie Green. This former Walker Cup Captain has won just about every honour available in the amateur game and highlights of his career include collecting the silver medal as leading amateur at the Open in 1962 and winning the Scottish Seniors Open for six out of seven years from 1988.

Although nine of the thirteen par fours on the course are less than 400 yards in length, don’t be fooled into thinking the course plays short, as the holes always play longer than the yardage suggests, as the undulating fairways are always relatively lush.

Two holes worth special mention are “Fernie’s First”, the 398-yard, par four opener which has a pair of cross bunkers called “The Spectacles” sitting across the fairway to catch errant tee shots and the 18th hole, called “Douggie’s Mound”, which is a long, 474-yard par four played downhill to the clubhouse. It’s a great driving hole to end a round of golf.

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Description: Cardross Golf Club enjoys an early growing season and is often in tiptop condition at the beginning of the year before other courses in the area. Rating: 3 out of 6 Reviews: 2

Cardross does little for me. There are some fine views, true, but too many mundane holes. The first sets the tone : 400 yards uphill. And overall there are too many straight holes difficult to separate in the memory. Still, there is a sharp dogleg at the 16th and the 18th runs parallel to the 1st down to the clubhouse so the course improves towards the end.
3 / 6
Cardross
September 22, 2009


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I last played Cardross in January 2005 - just days after being spoilt by playing the Torrance course at St Andrews Bay where the greens were just perfect for the time of year - and found winter play on the course a big, big disappointment. But then that could be said for 99% of parkland courses in the winter time around the central belt of Scotland. When I’ve played Cardross in the summer, it is a real treat to play with a great mix of holes which generally play longer than the yardage on the card. The holes climb away from the clubhouse to land which was once owned by the Archdiocese of Glasgow further up towards Carman Hill. Cardross has a great finishing hole where the 18th sweeps down the hill to the art deco clubhouse beside the main road from Dumbarton to Helensburgh – a great way to complete a round. James McCann
3 / 6
Cardross
October 07, 2006


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