Glasgow Golf Club, founded in May 1787, is the ninth oldest golf club in the world. It has changed location several times during its history, but has been based at Killermont in Bearsden since 21 May 1904. The Club is unusual in also having a links course, at Gailes, near Irvine, on the Ayrshire coast, some 35 miles away.Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Glasgow trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
The club was founded in May 1787, the first golf club in the west of Scotland, and now the ninth oldest golf club in the world.
It was first established at Glasgow Green by 22 men, wealthy merchants and army officers, who would have obtained a permit for the playing of golf in this public space from the town council. The club met here between 1787 and 1794, at which point, active military service in the Napoleonic Wars reduced the number of available players below practical levels. Golf playing recommenced in 1809 and remained at Glasgow Green until 1835 despite some municipal drainage works making the location somewhat unpleasant for leisure activities.
In 1870, the club started to expand, initially at Queen's Park, but moving just four years later to Alexandra Park. There was one further move to Blackhill (in 1895) before the current course at Killermont was secured for private play. It was during this phase of the club's history that the Gailes Links, Irvine, Ayrshire were opened (19 May 1892).
The Killermont course is based in the grounds of the B-listed Georgian neoclassical style Killermont House, built in 1805 by the Campbell-Colquhoun family. It was leased for a 20-year period by Glasgow Golf Club in the autumn of 1903, and a permanent tenancy was agreed in 1922. A similar arrangement with the Colquhoun family is in place with Loch Lomond Golf Club, which has occupied Rossdhu Mansion and the accompanying grounds at Luss since 1993. In 1924 the land on which the Gailes Links course lies was bought from the Duke of Portland.
Bearsden Golf Club Reviews
We had managed to book a family Christmas lunch following a cancellation through a local member. Engaging staff in a pleasant bar / dining area. Great food and excellent value too. more »
Bearsden Golf Course offers a different experience to your usual 9 hole golf course. When playing 18 holes theres an interesting mix of alternative and double greens, these are identfyed by White and.... more »
Really friendly people and great food in clubhouse. Not a bad wee course either - challenging. I will definitely be back.
A "CHER" Tribute act on a Sunday afternoon. The place was rocking. Bar took a fortune and good to see a few new faces along with the usual crowd who always attend these functions. Madeline Valente (our caterer excel) done herself proud once more. What an asset she is to the club. Mags Prior and all the other bar staff- brilliant!!
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