Top 10 Golf Courses in Lanarkshire 2015
Lanarkshire Best in Region rankings updated
If links golf is what you’re looking for then Lanarkshire’s hardly going to be a golfing destination of first choice as this land locked region boasts no coastal layouts within its boundaries in the central lowlands of Scotland. There are over thirty tasty inland courses to choose from however and we’ve just updated our rankings, listing what we believe to be the best ten layouts in the area.
The celebrated moorland course at Lanark remains our number 1 course and, so far, it’s the only one in Lanarkshire to currently occupy a position within our Scottish Top 100 rankings. Extended to an 18-hole layout by Old Tom Morris at the end of the 19th century then revised by James Braid in the mid-1920s, Lanark is renowned for its general conditioning.
The James Braid-designed course at Hamilton swaps places with Strathaven, which climbs one position to number 2 in our chart. This course dates back to 1907, when Willie Fernie laid out nine holes, with the layout subsequently doubled in size during the mid-1960s. Now boasting a full set of USGA-specification greens, it’s an impressive track that’s now knocking on the door of national ranking recognition.
Another three courses received favourable reports from respondents to our recent survey of courses in Lanarkshire and they all make upward moves in our new listings: Drumpellier rises two spots to number 4, Bothwell Castle climbs four positions to number 5 and Colville Park advances two places to number 6.
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17 June 2015 Respond to this article