Elderslie Golf Course
Set in 112 acres.
Elderslie Golf Club was constructed in 1909 on land owned by Elderslie Estates who permitted various golf courses to be built on their extensive lands around this time.
Elderslie, the birthplace of William Wallace in 1270, the course itself encompasses the Newton Woods with all it's Wallace connections.
The course is lush parkland with a large variety of trees, and follows a route from the 3rd tee to the 13th green round the woods, with ever changing views and at the 9th green a magnificent outlook over the Clyde valley to Ben Lomond. Initially an extra 9 hole course was built for ladies and juniors, but this was taken over for grazing during the 39/45 war and never reopened. In 1924 James Braid was asked to report on the course, but he made no major recommendations and the layout to-day is largely unaltered from what was built in 1909, although 2 new holes were constructed on the old 9 hole course.
The attractive well furbished Clubhouse with large Lounge, family room with TV, dining room and snooker room is elevated to the rear with the large windows and verandah overlooking the 1st tee, 18th green and large open practise area. Full bar and catering facilities are offered between 10am & 11pm April to October with reduced hours during the winter months.
Members of note include Walker Cup players John Caven and Stuart Murray, Former Professional at Hendon now retired, and Stephen McAllister winner of the Lytham Trophy before turning Professional and winning 2 European Tour Events before representing Scotland in the Alfred Dunhill Cup.
Elderslie Golf Course.
Par 70 SSS 70.
Dean Robertson 61
Barclay Howard 64