Luss by Alexandria, Dunbartonshire G83 8NT
18 holes. Lakeside course. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish
Plans were drawn-up many years ago for a Jack Nicklaus designed course to be built on the Loch Lomond estate, although construction work on this project was never started.
20 miles NW of Glasgow
From Glasgow take the M8 (heading west) and then M898 and cross over the River Clyde at the Erskine Bridge. After approx 10 mi at the A82/A811 intersection (and Stirling turn-off) continue on the A82. After 6.2 mi turn right direction Luss, then immediately right direction Loch Lomond Golf Club. Gatehouse is 300 yards straight ahead.
Loch Lomond Golf Club: On the "bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomon'" lies one of the world's best known private golf clubs. Here you'll find an immensely scenic and handsomely crafted layout, designed by major championship winner Tom Weiskopf. The club's top-quality golf, accommodation and culinary facilities are there to be enjoyed by its international cadre of deep-pocketed members, and their invited guests. Loch Lomond is not open to outside visitors or casual green fee payers.
The parkland golf course is out of the top-drawer, and frequently referred to as Tom Weiskopf's masterpiece. The layout fits perfectly with the gently wooded terrain, sweeping alongside spectacular Loch Lomond for no less than seven sumptuous holes. Complementing the lakeside environment, much of the back-nine takes you into an enchanting and more undulating area of woodland.
The closing stretch, rather than returning to the loch, gives you two exquisite lakeside holes. First up is the testingly long par-3 17th, then comes the also good-length par-4 18th, where you bite-off as much of the lake as you dare with your drive.
Many of the trees that line the course (Scots pine, Douglas firs and ancient oaks among them) have been here for centuries, but not as long as the ruin of Rossdhu Castle, which stands behind the 18th green. The castle dates back over 700 years.
Distant mountain views, the tranquil splendour of the lochside setting and an abundance of pheasant and other wildlife, all add to the undoubted pleasures of this sublime environment. With initial drainage problems now a thing of the distant past, the fairways, bunkers, greens and tee boxes are typically presented in immaculate condition.
Private club; guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Recognised handicap required.
Players generally walk this course. Caddies available at all times.
Loch Lomond's Rossdhu House, a beautifully proportioned 18th century Georgian mansion, was once home to the Clan Colquhoun. It now serves as the members' clubhouse. With views across the short par-3 8th hole towards the loch and Ben Lomond, the house enjoys one of the most enviable locations in the golfing world.
Loch Lomond was the first golf course in Britain to become certified as an Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary. The course has hosted many prestigious events including the Solheim Cup and several Scottish Open Championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Loch Lomond).
World: formerly ranked 89th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2013; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
GB&I: 31st best course in Britain & Ireland (Golf World, 2020/21).
Scotland: 15th best in Scotland (Golf World, 2021).
Loch Lomond Golf Club, Luss, by Alexandria, Dunbartonshire G83 8NT.
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Accommodation for members and their guests at Loch Lomond is provided for in the stunning mansion house (Rossdhu House) as well as The Point, Garden Cottages, the Carriage House and in the Loch Shore Lodges.
Luss, Argyll & Bute
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The 4-star Lodge on Loch Lomond hotel occupies a stunning location, right on the shoreline of the Loch, set amidst some of Scotland’s most idyllic and unspoilt scenery.
Loch Lomond (private club)
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