I have been fortunate enough to play Loch Lomond on several occasions and it has never disappointed. The estate is set alongside the banks of the loch and as you would imagine the scenery is spectacular. The course itself is has a great mixture of holes and feels very well balanced. It has pretty much everything from short and long par 3 holes to risk and reward par 4 holes. The par 5’s are all very good but my favourite is the third which requires an accurate tee shot that leaves you a demanding approach to a green framed by the loch behind it. The 5th is an excellent par three and both these holes are the standouts on the front nine. For me the back nine is the better of the two. Hole 10 is an excellent downhill par 4 with water protecting the left side of the green. Hole 14 has a split fairway and challenges the player to either lay up on the left or attempt to driver the green over a wetland and brook on the right..a cracking hole. The last two holes are Loch Lomond do not disappoint. Hole 17 set with the loch on its left requires an accurate mid iron shot to a narrow green whilst the 18th tests the players nerve with water protecting the left side of the fairway which is the preferred side if you want a short second shot. The course is only one part of the puzzle though the mens locker room is something to behold and the attendant could not have been more attentive. The staff were excellent not overbearing which you sometimes experience at these top members clubs. If you are ever lucky enough to get an invite to Loch Lomond it is worth experiencing.
Date: June 05, 2019