One of the highlights of a game at Windyhill are the stunning views across Glasgow from the north side of the city. The vista from the 16th tee, in particular, is a memorable one, The course, too, has much to commend it. The first three holes, unusually, form a loop back to the clubhouse and introduce the changes of elevation that are such a feature here. The first fairway sweeps uphill to be followed by by a nice par 3 and a fine downhiller. After a wee walk through the car park some dullish holes ensue although 7 is a decent par three. I have to say I am not a fan of the 9th which I would politely describe as brutal. A multi-shotter (for me, at any rate) straight up a hill that seems to get steeper as it goes. Much of the back nine is played along the top of the hill and is consequently flatter. A particular favourite of mine is the short 14th, an absolutely beautiful par 3 which features large rocks behind and to the right side of the green and a wee burn and out of bounds on the left. I should also mention the rocks that feature on the right side of the excellent 12th. 16 and 17 are both played downhill - always welcome at this late stage - before the gentle 18th brings an enjoyable round to a close.
Date: June 02, 2020