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History of Bearsden Golf Club

Founded in 1891, Bearsden Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs on the North side of Glasgow.

Enjoying a reputation for friendliness and golfing inclusiveness, the club has recently concluded one of the most important periods in its history, with a new clubhouse having been built and extensive drainage and other course improvement work undertaken.

Our course is unique in the area, being basically 9 holes but with 7 alternate greens. A 9 hole course may be viewed in some quarters as a disadvantage but the current thinking of the sport’s governing bodies is that there is a need for more 9 hole courses. This thinking is influenced in part by the pressures of modern living, which can be offset against the playing- time of 18 hole rounds in favour of a faster 9 hole course, greatly reducing the time needed to participate in the sport. With a Standard Scratch Score of 69 our course is arguably the most challenging test in the Bearsden and Milngavie area.

We have recently extended our facilities with a new short game practise area.

Various competitions for all abilities take place throughout the year with the major period of competitive play running from April to September. The relevant details are noted in an annual fixture diary issued to members and further details will be displayed on the club notice boards and this website.