Stirling Golf Club lies on a tilted slab of ancient volcanic lava in full view of the historic Stirling Castle. Once a favoured hunting ground of Scottish Monarchs, this ground has been known for centuries as ‘The Kings Park’. The course was redesigned by the great Henry Cotton in 1966 and offers some of the finest views in Scotland covering the Forth Valley and the local mountains of the Trossachs, a national park.
There are stunning views in all directions across Central Scotland, including the Ochil and Lomond Hills to the east, and across the Carse of Stirling, to the Trossachs and the Southern Highlands beyond. Set in the old royal hunting grounds of the Kings Park, Stirling is a golf course of excellent quality and unique character – a golfing experience not to be missed.
Set in the old royal hunting grounds of the Kings Park, Stirling is a golf course of excellent quality and unique character – a golfing experience not to be missed.
The 1st is a lovely introduction, a par 5 of 462 yards which slings around a left-to-right dogleg and which is certainly reachable if you get a good drive away in terms of line and length. The 6th is a delightful short hole played to a green – which slopes from back to front and right to left – surrounded by mature trees.
The 14th is another fine par 3 with a clear view of the Castle and two bunkers on either side of the green waiting to make par a fine achievement. Stirling closes as well as opens with a par 5 and this time you play gloriously towards the clubhouse with the Castle tucked away behind.
Formed in 1869 the club celebrated its 140th year in 2009, aware of the Kings Park’s much longer association with the game of golf. The club has been associated with some illustrious names such as Tom Morris Jnr who was appointed first club professional in 1873.