The East Renfrewshire Golf Club

Pilmuir, Ayr Rd,

Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6RT

  • Office

    +44 (0)1355 500 256
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1355 500 206
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1355 500 323
  • Golf pro

    Stewart Russell (PGA Club Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Moorland course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and moorland.

  • Designer:

    James Braid

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6107
5915
5065
Par
70
70
71
SSS or slope
70
69
71

Location

Latitude:

55.753281

Longitude:

-4.360866

How to get there:

8 miles SW of Glasgow

7 mls south of Glasgow leave the M77 at exit 5 (East Kilbride) and go south on the A77, direction Kilmarnock. After o.5 mls turn right into Golf Club.

The East Renfrewshire Golf Club

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

Est. 1922

The East Renfrewshire Golf Club: Venture inland from the seaside courses on the Ayrshire coast, and you'll discover one or two other golfing gems. East Renfrewshire is a delightful moorland course located just south of Glasgow. Pine trees line several of the opening and closing "lower" holes, while the middle section of this always undulating out-and-back layout, puts you up onto higher terrain.

Although lengthened over the years to just over 6100 yards, this par-70 course follows much the same routing as originally conceived by its designer, James Braid. There are some short par-4s take advantage of, but equally some testing par-3s, which require solidly struck long-irons to reach the greens. The middle part of the front-nine runs alongside a small fishing loch, which threatens at the par-3 4th and again at the downhill, doglegging par-4 6th (Oot O'Sicht). Some wonderfully elevated tee boxes are created by the constantly undulating terrain, not least on the homeward stretch and at the par-3 7th (where a small hill gives the hole a towering back-tee).

At holes like the short par-3 13th, you will enjoy wonderful views onto the neighbouring hills and surrounding rugged moorland. To the north you peer into the Glasgow metropolis, with the Southern Highlands providing a scenic backdrop. To the west the Firth of Clyde reaches out towards the open sea.

With its mix of open moorland and pine forest, straight and doglegging holes, occasional water ditches and excellent quality green-keeping, East Renfrewshire provides a pleasant diversion from the mighty coastal links just a few miles to the west.

List of courses: Scotland - South

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and by special arrangement at weekends.

Bookings not taken, but check ahead to ensure tee-time availability.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: £75 (all days).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

East Renfrewshire's designer, James Braid (1870-1950) was not just a great course designer and golf professional. He was a member of golf's Great Triumvirate of Braid, Taylor and Vardon - three golfers who dominated the game at the turn of the last century.

Between 1894, when J.H. Taylor won his first Open Championship and 1914 when Harry Vardon won his last, the names of either Braid, Vardon or Taylor were etched onto the Claret Jug 16 times out of a possible 21. Taylor and Braid won The Open five times each, and Vardon six. During this 21-year period the trophy was won by other golfers only in 1897 (Hilton), 1902 (Herd), 1904 (White), 1907 (Massy) and 1912 (Ray). For full details of The Open Championship winners, see our Tournaments section >by Tournament >The Open.

Where2Stay

  • Dalmeny Park Country House Hotel4-star

    Lochlibo Rd, Glasgow G78 1LG

    +44 (0)141 881 9211

    Visit website

    Dalmeny Park Country House Hotel is an excellently restored Scottish mansion nestling in several acres of grounds and gardens, in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Glasgow. As a luxury hotel it is also one of Glasgow's premier conference and wedding venues.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      East Renfrewshire; Haggs Castle

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Irvine (Bogside); Glasgow Gailes; Western Gailes; Dundonald; Kilmarnock (Barassie); Rowallan Castle.

  • Holiday Inn Glasgow - East Kilbride

    Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 5LA

    +44 (0)1355 236 300

    Visit website

    Set in the cosmopolitan town of East Kilbride and within easy reach of Glasgow’s city centre (7 miles), the Holiday Inn Glasgow-East Kilbride hotel, complete with 101 air conditioned guestrooms, is conveniently located with good access to the M77 and M74 motorways.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      East Renfrewshire (6 mls)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Haggs Castle; Rowallan Castle

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