Loch Lomond Golf Club

LUSS, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 15: General view of the 18th hole during the final round of The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond Golf Club on July 15, 2007 in Luss, Scotland. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)Since 1986, the Scottish Open has been played at the Loch Lomond Golf Club, which is situated in Luss, Argyll & Bute on the shore of Loch Lomond, about 22 miles outside Glasgow. For directions to the course, see Scottish Open travel.

Loch Lomond features a 7,100 yard parkland golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The par 71 course is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. International panellists ranked it number 19 when it first opened, it was ranked within the top 50 by Golf Magazine and it was ranked number 1 in Scotland by Bunkered magazine.

Of the Loch Lomond course, golf pro Nick Faldo said, “This is the finest golf course in Europe. It simply cannot be faulted. This is the standard all other European courses have to strive to attain.”

Set amid 660 acres of the Clan Colquhoun’s ancestral land and with the Scottish highlands in the background, the Loch Lomond course includes magnificent ancient oaks, Scottish pines and fir trees, with stands of azaleas and rhododendrons adding colour around the clubhouse in spring and summer.

For information about the Loch Lomond clubhouse, dining options and amenities, see Scottish Open facilities.

Scottish Open Course: Loch Lomond Scorecard

Hole No.

Metres

Yards

Par

Hole No.

Metres

Yards

Par

1

389

425

4

10

416

455

4

2

416

455

4

11

215

235

3

3

466

510

5

12

379

415

4

4

357

390

4

13

512

560

5

5

174

190

3

14

315

345

4

6

572

625

5

15

379

415

4

7

402

440

4

16

453

495

4

8

146

160

3

17

187

205

3

9

315

345

4

18

398

435

4

Front 9

3237

3540

36

Back 9

3255

3560

35

       

Total

6492

7100

71

As well as being one of the most beautiful golf courses, Loch Lomond is a true test for professional golfers, demanding high levels of skill and posing unique challenges. Natural hazards in the form of marshes and streams criss-cross the course and come into play on several holes. Loch Lomond also boasts the longest hole in Scotland – the 625-yard sixth hole, which is a par 5. South African Retief Goosen holds the record for the course, at par 62.

Don’t miss the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond, when top golfers on the European Tour go head to head just before The Open Championship, which is played a week later.

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