Bishopbriggs Golf Club

Lanarkshire

  • Par 71
  • 6414 Yds

This scenic, tree-lined parkland course was established in 1906 within the boundaries of original Kenmure Estate, which was purchased by Charles Stirling – a West India trader – 100 years earlier.

The course measures 6,414 yards and weaves between a significant element of broad-leafed species of woodland; oak, ash and beech were established when the layout was created and still remain today. 

The Bishopbriggs burn which meanders through the course all adds to an enjoyable and challenging golfing experience.

The 1st is a par 4 where the successful tee shot down the centre or slightly left will open up the hole as it dog-legs to the right. For the approach to the green, you should aim for the centre of the green irrespective of the pin position. Any shot missed on the right leaves a tricky pitch. 

The next is a short par 3 which should not be underestimated; you must negotiate the burn in front of the green, which is protected by three bunkers. You often need to club up here.

The 5th is a cute, short dog-leg where you must drive it around 190 yard to give yourself the best view of the green down a narrow tree-lined avenue. Longer hitters can reach the well-bunkered, heavily-sculpted green – but missing the fairway left or right can be fatal. 

The Bishopbriggs burn which meanders through the course all adds to an enjoyable and challenging golfing experience.

The first of two par 5s on the course arrives at the 8th where strong players must beware the bunker hidden from the tee to the right side of the tree-lined fairway. The key here is to position your second to the left of the fairway to prevent the approach being impeded by the large tree and the bunker to the right side of the undulating green.

The back nine opens with one of the course’s signature holes. For years, the source of devastating flooding but with the investment in drainage now this is the driest fairway on the course. 

The blind tee shot must be struck sweetly to set up a second shot over the burn in front of the green with its horseshoe of mature trees. The shot must be flown up the putting surface as the steep bank in front of the green prevents shots ‘bouncing up’.

The 14th is a medium length par 3 created in the club’s Centenary year and provides one of the stiffest challenges on the course. From the raised tee you must carry a water hazard to a smallish sloping green. The safe line is protected by a large bunker 20 yards short left of the green with a further bunker capturing balls drifting to the right. 

On the closing stretch, the 16th is the pick. This excellent par 4 requires a good drive to gain position for an exacting second shot. The drive, often shortened by a sloping fairway, can leave a difficult shot to a green across a burn which runs along the right side of the fairway.  

Address

Brackenbrae Road
Bishopsbriggs
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G31 8SE

Telephone

0141 772 8930
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