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Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort

Earl of Mar Estate,

Bishopton, Glasgow PA7 5NW

  • Office

    +44 (0)141 812 9999 (Hotel)
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)141 812 9990 (Pro Shop)
  • Fax

    +44 (0)141 812 9997
  • Golf pro

    Andrew McIntyre (Head PGA Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Riverside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Dave Thomas

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6507
6259
5516
Par
70
70
70
SSS or slope
72
71
73

Location

Latitude:

55.921213

Longitude:

-4.478002

How to get there:

10 miles W of Glasgow.

Follow the M8 west from Glasgow. Go past Glasgow Airport and exit onto the M898 at junction 30, direction Erskine Bridge. After o.5 miles turn off the M898 onto the B815 and follow direction Bishopton. After o.6 miles on the B815 Bishopton road, turn right into Mar Hall.

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort (Earl of Mar course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2010

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort (Earl of Mar course): There was a time when golfing around Glasgow was synonymous with a trip to the Ayrshire coast to sample the seaside courses of Irvine, Prestwick and Troon. In recent times the emergence of several excellent inland courses has brought top-quality golf closer to the city, notably with the likes of Loch Lomond and The Carrick. Now even a trip over the Erskine Bridge is unnecessary with the opening of the well-laid out and very scenic Earl of Mar course at Mar Hall.

This attractive Stay & Play venue, also open to visiting green fee payers, is located directly along the banks of the River Clyde, with towering Erskine Bridge at one end of the course, and the beautiful Kilpatrick Hills in constant view across the river. Designed by the much respected architect, Dave Thomas, this attractive and challenging course stretches out along the Clyde to the east and west of stately Mar Hall. Each of the two nine-hole loops provides three riverside holes, with the remainder arranged on the gentle slopes that lead up from the Clyde. Already, the Earl of Mar gives the impression of a well-established course shaped around a scattering of 250 year old chestnut and beech trees. Most of the time the layout exudes an open, linksy character, where strategically placed bunkers threaten throughout your round. The opening quartet of holes provides arguably the toughest stretch, while the green of the short par-4 14th and 15th tee offer a fabulous view down the Clyde, although not quite out to sea.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): £60.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Mar Hall - formerly Erskine mansion - was designed in the 19th century by Sir Robert Smirke who had previously worked on the British Museum in London. Smirke was commissioned by Major General Robert Walter Stuart, the 11th Lord Blantyre, whose family had purchased the grounds and estate some one hundred years previously. Construction was not completed until 1845, fifteen years after Lord Blantyre's death. The house fell into disrepair during the 20th century and it was only in 2004, following a £15million restoration, that it was returned to its former glory. | Next door to Mar Hall is Erskine Golf Club, a 100+ year old private golf club that also welcomes vistors.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 54th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort5-star

    Earl of Mar Estate, Bishopton, nr Glasgow PA7 5NW

    +44 (0)141 812 9999

    Visit website

    Mar Hall is a luxury 5-star golf & spa resort located within a tranquil 240 acre woodland estate on the banks of the River Clyde, just outside Glasgow. It combines 53 individual bedrooms, a championship golf course, Aveda Destination Spa, as well as extensive dining, wedding, conference and banqueting facilities. The centrepiece of Mar Hall is a baronial mansion that was completed in the 1840s, which retains many original features. Overlooking the River Clyde, this grand private residence enjoys views towards the Kilpatrick Hills. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Mar Hall

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Erskine GC (not covered on Where2Golf.com)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Loch Lomond; The Carrick; East Renfrewshire; Haggs Castle.

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