Top 5 Golf Courses in Glasgow 2015

Top 5 Golf Courses in Glasgow 2015

Glasgow Best in Region rankings updated

Cawder Golf ClubThe three golfing districts of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, each of which commands a Top 10 ranking chart on this site, surround Glasgow. With only eighteen private and municipal courses lying inside the Glasgow region, we feature a handful of the best golfing layouts in our latest Scottish Best in Region rankings.

Climbing one place to the number 1 position, the Cawder course at Cawder Golf Club in Bishopbriggs was set out by James Braid in the early 1930s but it has been revised a number of times over the years, leaving little of the original design in place. Nonetheless, the course found favour with many of the respondents to our recent survey, propelling it to the top of the chart.

Cathkin Braes Golf ClubAnother course making an impressive upward move in these regional standings is the delightful moorland track at Cathkin Braes in Rutherglen, which moves up three places to number 2. With fairways originally laid out in 1888, it’s the oldest course still in play in the Glasgow area, though James Braid revised it in 1921, when he made changes to relieve congestion on the first four holes.

The other three positions in our Glasgow chart are taken by the Old Tom Morris Killermont course at Glasgow Golf Club (down two spots to number 3), the Alister MacKenzie-redesigned Pollok course (down one place to number 4) and Haggs Castle (down one position to number 5), a former Scottish Open venue.

We’re very grateful to the clubs and professionals that contributed to our re-ranking process. To view more details of the course in our newly updated Glasgow Top 5 rankings, click the link. If you’ve played extensively across this region and would like to get involved in shaping our next chart then please drop Editor-in-Chief Keith Baxter an email at [email protected].

Jim McCann
Editor
Top 100 Golf Courses