Cathcart Castle Golf Club
- Par 69
- 5902 Yds
Established in 1895, Cathcart Castle Golf Club is conveniently located less than ten miles from the heart of Glasgow.
Originally a nine-hole layout, the course was extended to the full 18 as early as 1898.
However, disagreements over land led to a location change in 1924 when the legendary James Braid was commissioned to shape the layout. True to form, he made a remarkably good job of it.
While tree-planting programs and schemes to improve drainage have helped keep the course modern, the essence of Braid’s original design work remains.
The par-69 course boasts six par-threes and, at less than 6,000 yards, appears to offer ample scoring opportunities. However, accuracy and course management are crucial even on the shorter holes, while two winding burns and an array of bunkers impact on most greens on the front nine.
Accuracy and course management are crucial even on the shorter holes, while two winding burns and an array of bunkers impact on most greens on the front nine.
Things do not get any easier as you make your way back to the clubhouse. The long par-four tenth, known as “Past Carin’”, has a stroke index of one and features an out-of-bounds stretch that impacts on the next seven holes.
The clubhouse has been renovated repeatedly over the years, most recently between 1996 and 1997 when two new lounges were added at a cost of £140,000.
These updates have made Cathcart the perfect venue for any corporate event. Facilities include a private dining room and spacious lounges, while special offers are available for large parties.
Visitors are welcomed warmly all year round and tee times can even be made available at weekends.