Mar Hall

Mar Hall

Mar Hall

Mar Hall | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

The Mar Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort is exemplary in all three of the categories in its name. From the championship Earl of Mar golf course to the luxurious 5-star accommodation on the resort, through to the leisure club and spa facility on site, Mar Hall ticks every box when it comes to a golfing resort.  
The Earl of Mar Championship Course, designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas, was opened in 2010. The world-renowned golf course architect laid the course out on the banks of the River Clyde, with the Scottish water coming into play on several holes throughout the round. The course can be played in two loops of nine, with both the front and back nine winding their way back to the hotel and clubhouse.  
When you are back at the hotel, you will find a luxurious array of accommodation at the Mar Hall Estate. The hotel itself has an astonishing range of Classic and Deluxe Rooms, along with Junior and Grand Suites, the latter of which comes with a separate living area to the bedroom. For a more private stay, the luxury Lodges at Mar Hall offer a self-catering stay for groups of up to ten, with a range of three- and five-bedroom lodges available to rent out.  
For those that want to relax during their time in Scotland, the Mar Hall Spa is the ideal spot. With beautiful amenities and the opportunity to indulge in a massage or treatment during your time at the spa, what more could you want? And if you’re looking to workout then there are jogging trails and a swimming pool in the leisure club on site as well.  
Visit the Mar Hall website here.  

Mar Hall Overview | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Earl of Mar Course

Mar Hall’s golf course is an 18-hole layout – the Earl of Mar Championship Course. Former Ryder Cup player and now world-renowned golf course architect Dave Thomas was the man to design the Earl of Mar Course, which was opened in 2010 and runs along the banks of the River Clyde at times.  
From the back tees, the Par 70 track is just over 6,500 yards, so it is not the longest course in the world. Thomas' design allows golfers to also play just nine holes, with both the front and back nine playing in loops which wind their way back to the clubhouse. 
The course opens with a narrow par 5, so you had better be warmed up with the driver. The 1st is the longest hole on the property, and the only hole that hits 500 yards. The 4th hole tees off alongside Erskine Beach on the Clyde, while the 7th hole is a tricky par 4, which has a huge tree and bunker in the middle of the fairway. 
The 11th is the hardest hole on the course, playing as a par 4 that measures more than 440 yards from the tips. 15 is the final par 5 and plays with the banks of the Clyde down the left side, before inland water comes into play on the last three holes. 16 makes its way around the lake as a dog-leg left, while the par 3 17th has the lake to the back left of the green. The water is then by the 18th tee but should not cause any issues as golfers aim for home.  

5-Star Hotel

The luxury hotel on the Mar Hall Estate has a range of 5-star accommodation. There are various rooms and suites and luxurious self-catering lodges. Every room at the Mar Hall Hotel has stunning views, with some looking out over the Earl of Mar Course and the River Clyde, while others have views of the Kilpatrick Hills and the landscaped gardens on site.  
The Classic Rooms are the standard offering at Mar Hall, with guests able to relax in comfort and elegance during their stay. The Deluxe Rooms add another layer of luxury on top of those. Families are welcomed into the Deluxe Rooms, with the option to add a sofa bed or cot for younger children. 
When it comes to suites at the Mar Hall Hotel, the range includes Junior Suites and Grand Suites. Each offering features unique decor and a bespoke design, while making sure that your stay is as comfortable as it can be. The Grand Suites all come with four-poster beds and separate lounges to the bedrooms and are the most exquisite offerings in the hotel. 
Away from the hotel, the Mar Hall Estate also has a selection of luxurious three- and five-bedroom lodges, with the latter sleeping up to ten people. With added privacy and the choice to be self-catering, the Lodges at Mar Hall are a great option for those larger groups on their golf trip to Scotland.  

Mar Hall Leisure Club

The Mar Hall Leisure Club offers the perfect spot for those guests of the resort that want to work out, and for those that want to relax and unwind. There is a swimming pool, jogging trails around the estate and river walks along the Clyde.  
The Decleor Spa at Mar Hall is the ideal place for those guests that want to relax, with a sauna, steam room and plenty more on offer. There is also a wide range of treatments and massages available from a team of qualified professionals.  

FAQs about Mar Hall

Where is Mar Hall?  
Mar Hall is on the banks of the River Clyde, between the towns of Erskine and Bishopton. Glasgow, Scotland’s second city, is less than ten miles to the east of Mar Hall. 

What is the nearest airport and station to Mar Hall?
Glasgow Airport is just eight miles from Mar Hall. The airport, which is the second busiest in Scotland behind only Edinburgh Airport, provides flights to a range of European countries, with easyJet, and TUI Airways all having bases at the airport.  
In terms of rail service, Bishopton Station is just a couple of miles down the road from Mar Hall. There is a frequent service between Glasgow Central and Wemyss Bay, with trains running in both directions throughout the day. 

What golf facilities does Mar Hall offer?
Along with the Earl of Mar Course, golfers can practice a putting green before their round. The pro shop at the resort is stocked with gear and equipment from all the biggest brands.  

What are the green fees at Mar Hall?
The price of a green fee at Mar Hall changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at Mar Hall, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Mar Hall?
The accommodation on offer at the Mar Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort is luxurious, and worthy of its 5-star rating. From Classic and Deluxe Rooms up to Junior and Grand Suites, along with a range of incredible three- and five-bedroom lodges, there really is something for all parties at Mar Hall.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Mar Hall is not alone when it comes to golfing venues around Glasgow. Cameron House is just 15 miles to the north, while Dundonald Links and Trump Turnberry are both within an hour’s drive south of the city. All three of those resorts feature on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. 
Visit the Mar Hall website here.