Golf Breaks, Holidays in Loch Lomond
Scotland is well known throughout the world as being the home of golf and for visitors to The Waterhouse Inn, it’s easy to see why. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs area boasts a wide selection of great golf courses and golf clubs with fabulous scenery to suit all abilities. There are plenty of great courses within a short radius of the hotel.
Set in 600 acres of grounds Loch Lomond Golf Course is one of the most prestigious, private international courses in the world. Whilst playing on the course is limited to private members – it has already become a classic course and known as the long-term home of the Scottish Open Championships as it hosts the competition every July.
While you might need to be on a long waiting list or know a member to play at Loch Lomond Golf Club, the Cameron House Hotel recently built a new and equally worthwhile course – the Carrick. Opened in June 2007, the Carrick golf course has already played host to some prestigious professional events, including the Ladies Scottish Open (2007 & 2008), the PGA Cup (2009) and more. The stunning course uses every inch of the dramatic Scottish landscape on offer, with the front nine and back nine set either side of the fault lines between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands.
Only 15 minutes away is the picturesque Helensburgh Golf Club. This moorland course is considerably less up and down compared to The Carrick due to not being split across a fault line. However, Golfers of all abilities have been enjoying the glorious views from the course high above Helensburgh town since 1893. To the south stretches the Clyde estuary and the hills of the Isle of Arran and to the North lies Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
Less than 20 minutes away is Buchanan Castle Golf Club. The course lies on the plain of the River Endrick with magnificent scenic backdrops which include Ben Lomond, the Highlands and Luss Hills. Buchanan Castle Golf Club is a special, tranquil and awe inspiring setting as it is one of Scotland’s hidden golfing splendours nestling in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands.
A little closer to home again, Strathendrick Golf Club, only 13 mins drive, was designed by Willie Fernie of Troon in 1901. Situated on the banks of the River Endrick it offers breathtaking views of Ben Lomond and the picturesque Campsie Hills. This course is an excellent nine-hole parkland course and receives lots of compliments on its upkeep, appearance and presentation.