Golf Loch Lomond
Ever played golf right between two mountains? Have you ever played golf standing between two mountains and looking out at a lake that almost just reaches the horizon? Have you ever played golf between two mountains, had a view of a loch and had the chance to experience the best kept secret in Sottish golf? If you’ve been unlucky enough to never experience this then you’ve never had the chance to find the hidden gem of Scottish Golf; Loch Lomond.
Down by the bonnie lochs of what is Britain’s largest body of water are a number of golf courses in locations that a golfer could usually only dream of. Here are some of the most impressive locations to play golf around the Loch Lomond area.
Loch Lomond Golf Club
Over the last 20 years, this spot has gone from being a plucky upstart to one of the most popular courses in the area. The course itself is something of a botanist’s dream. Certain areas have been designated as a National Scenic area because they contain rare Scottish plant life that is hard to find elsewhere. Don’t be surprised if you see someone stop by the 9th to taker out their phone and take a few pictures of the panoramic view of the loch.
Ross Priory Golf Club
Now here’s a location that any golf loving student will want to take note of. Ross Priory is unlike your usual golf club in that it is run completely by the University of Strathclyde. Yes, an academic body seen fit to turn unused land in to a fully functioning course. Originally just a few holes that were haphazardly formed in the 1970s, this little course has grown to a nice 9 hole with great views of Ben Lomond and a gleeful sense of fun to it.
A 71-par that will change your game. This is the best way to describe the Carrick course at Cameron House. This is as good as it gets. Sandwiched right in between the loch and Ben Lomond, you’ll feel like you’re playing in golf heaven. Having played host to the PGA Cup, it has quickly become to go-to spot for any Scottish golfer. The real challenge comes around the midway point and you realise you’re slowly moving uphill, having to tee off at an angle not as horizontal as you’d like.
The Wee Demon
Don’t act surprised if you see a few people let their temper get the better of them, or someone turning the air blue as they curse one of the most challenging, and equally enjoyable courses in the world. The sister course of The Carrick, The Wee Demon was designed to turn any golfer’s game in to a challenge that can’t be won easily. With only 9 holes you’ll start thinking it’ll be a quick course you can glide through, but with a par 5 teasing you and sand traps you won’t see coming, this is the perfect place to possibly realise your game always needs a bit of work.
Drew McIntyre likes to find the best courses to play at in Scotland. He’ll often be found trying his best to conquer The Wee Demon course, but failing on every count here: http://www.deveregolf.co.uk/locations/cameron-house.html