Main Road, Cardross, Dumbarton, G82 5LB, Scotland
Golf Course Says
Founded in 1895 Cardross Golf Club underwent extensive changes in the early 1920's under the direction of James Braid. The 6469 yards are slightly misleading as the undualting fairways and the trees which line the course combine to make it play longer than that yardage suggests. Considered one of the west of Scotland's finest inland courses Cardross Golf Club hosted the 1992 Scottish Professional's Championship which was won by former Open Champion Paul Lawrie. The course lies on gentle hills that look south towards the River Clyde and combine with the sea to create wonderful growing conditions that allow the course to reach peak condition early in the year and give both members and visitor the chance to play on full greens throughout the year.
I did not get a chance to appreciate Cardross Golf Club properly as the recent weather had been appalling and the course was not at its best. There were several temporary greens in play and some tee mats. We were also not allowed to play from a few fairways. As a result it played a lot shorter than it should have and some of the holes are no challenge from those yardages. The real greens we played on were in very good condition on the whole and hold approach shots extremely well. There is a good mix of holes with some longer par 4s as well as some that could well be in range from the normal tees. The 6th, 8th and 10th are probably the most testing of the par 4s, with the 10th a real challenge in wet conditions. The par 5s don't represent much of a test, but there aren't very many of them and the par 3s are a little anonymous. The 18th is a very good finishing hole from the proper tee, but unfortunately I didn't get the chance to play from there. I did meet a couple of the members the day I was there and they were very friendly and generous. I would like to go back and play it in the summer.
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