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Buchanan Castle Golf Club
Buchanan Castle Golf Club is a special tranquil place providing an almost tangible tonic to the system. It is one of Scotland’s hidden golfing splendors nestling in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, close to Loch Lomond and the picturesque village of Drymen.
Designed by James Braid, Buchanan Castle Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole parkland course lying on the plain of the River Endrick less than one mile from Loch Lomond and it is a delight, in spite of the fact that in Scottish golfing terms it is almost a new-comer, dating from 1936 and is owned by the Duke of Montrose.
One intriguing aspect of play over the course is that many fairways have been framed by two tall trees, one either side, at around 200 yards, or where the Braid Dog-legs start to turn. These are simple but insidious. For example, the very first ho Designed by James Braid, Buchanan Castle Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole parkland course lying on the plain of the River Endrick less than one mile from Loch Lomond and it is a delight, in spite of the fact that in Scottish golfing terms it is almost a new-comer, dating from 1936.Buchanan Castle Estate, Drymen G63 0HY
Tel 01360 660307/660330
Callander Golf Club - 19 Miles
Blessed with stunning scenery, the course consists of stylish wooded parkland with panoramic views to the foothills of the Scottish highlands. Within beautifully lush and majestic surroundings, some truly memorable holes await the visitor, for example the charming and challenging 15th is one of the most famous par 3s in Scotland.Aveland Road, Callander, The Trossachs, FK17 8EN Tel 01877 330090 Course Conditions: Tel 07826 191759 firstname.lastname@example.org
Balfron Golf Club – 2miles
The Carrick - 16 Miles
The Carrick championship course, which is designed by Doug Carrick, is an inspiration. The 18 holes are divided by a fault line with the first nine holes in the Lowlands and the back nine in the Highlands, boasting stunning views of Ben Lomond and the great loch.Arden, Balloch G83 8QZ
Tel 01389 713655 The Carrick
Gleneagles - 34 Miles
Gleneagles offers the chance to play on the world's finest courses. As well as the challenge of the King's, the secluded charms of the Queen's, or the nine hole Wee Course, there is now the exceptional PGA Centenary Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. This plays between 5,072 and 7,088 yards, due to five optional tees at each hole and is a course of baffling ingenuity.
Aberfoyle Golf Club - 8 Miles
Sitting at the foot of the Menteith Hills, on the southern border of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Aberfoyle is one of Scotland’s most scenic and interesting golf courses.
The views from the course are breathtaking. From Ben Lomond in the west, down the upper valley of the River Forth to the bulwark of Stirling Castle, the scenery is magnificent.
The course itself is quite short, but requires a wide variety of imagination and shotmaking. It is ideal for both high and low handicap.
St Andrews - 72 Miles
Par 72, 6566 yards
The Home of Golf and venue for the Open Championship 28 times, the Old Course attracts thousands of golfers from around the world every year. St Andrews has the largest public golf complex in Europe with 7 courses to choose from.
New Course Par 71, 6604 yards.
Opened in 1895 and laid out by Tom Morris, it is considered by many as one of the best courses on the links.