Scottish Open Travel Guide

LUSS, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 15: Gregory Havret of France lines up his putt on the 6th green during the final round of The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond Golf Club on July 15, 2007 in Luss, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)Loch Lomond Golf Club – the venue for the 2009 Barclays Scottish Open – is located about 22 miles northwest of Glasgow. The distance from Edinburgh to the Club is about 66 miles, and Dundonald is 50 miles away.

Scottish Open Travel: By Road

Loch Lomond Golf Club is about a 40-minute drive from central Glasgow and a 30-minute drive from Glasgow International Airport.To get to the Club from Glasgow,

  • take the M8 westbound from Glasgow or Glasgow International Airport toward Greenock and Erskine Bridge exit the M8 at the M898 and continue over the Erskine Bridge, for which there’s a toll of 60p
  • take the A82 Crianlarich lane exit on your left and then remain on the A82 all the way to the course – AA signs for Loch Lomond will be posted 7 miles out from the course
  • pass Milton and Dumbarton, and then Cameron House on your right, continue through the next roundabout, and drive for another 3.9 miles
  • pass the course, turn right at the sign that reads “Luss 1 ¾ miles”, and then immediately turn right into the Loch Lomond entrance

If you’re driving from the north, take the A82 towards Luss and continue pass Luss to the Club, which will be on your left.

Scottish Open Travel: By Rail/Bus

The closest train station to Loch Lomond Golf Club is Balloch Station. Trains run from Glasgow Queen Street to Balloch Station at 30-minute intervals, from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, trains run to Balloch Station from Glasgow Central Station. For National Rail enquiries, you can phone 08457 48 48 50.

Bus operators First will be providing a bus link between Balloch Station and the Loch Lomond Golf Club for the duration of the 2008 Scottish Open, from Thursday 10 July to Sunday 13 July. The cost of the service will be £2.00 for a single (or £1.00 per child under 16) and £3.50 for a return. Old-age pensioners can travel free.

From Balloch Station, buses will run every 30 minutes from 7:20am to 7:20pm on Thursday and Friday, from 7:20am to 6:20pm on Saturday, and from 9:10am to 6:40pm on Sunday.

Buses return from Loch Lomond Golf Course to the station every 30 minutes from 7:55am to 7:55pm on Thursday and Friday, from 7:55am to 6:55pm on Saturday, and from 9:45am to 7:15pm on Sunday.

Scottish Open Travel: Parking

Parking for the Scottish Open is free – follow the AA road signs to the parking as you approach the course. A free shuttle service is also provided between a disabled parking area and the course.

Whether or not you can make it to the Scottish Open in person, don’t miss the action at Loch Lomond. The BBC will be providing television coverage.