Yearbook | 2009
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Contents Captainâ€™s Foreword.......................................... 5 Club History....................................................... 6 Ladies Captain Report..................................... 9 Junior Golf.......................................................10 PGA Professional............................................12 Winners List.....................................................14 The Clubhouse & Catering...........................18 Directions.........................................................19 Out & About....................................................20 Key Dates..........................................................22 Practice Facilities............................................25 The Course........................................................26
Welcome to Douglas Park Golf Club’s Year Book for 2009. On behalf of the Committee, Office Bearers and everyone connected with the Club, I am pleased to present this Foreward to our first ever Year Book, one of our new marketing initiatives. We are proud of our mature parkland, 18 hole par 69 golf course nestling in the leafy suburb of Bearsden, close to Glasgow’s West End. The Club celebrated its centenary year in 1997, so golf has been played here for some time. After a recent visit to conduct an ecological and landscape assessment as part of our ongoing course development programme, the assessor commented “Several holes, including the 4th, 16th, 17th and 18th are very attractive golf holes and certainly stand out as such within what is a very urban setting”. Complementing the course, our fine thirties style, two-storey Clubhouse features an impressive main lounge at first floor level overlooking the 1st and 18th holes. A full bar and catering service is available. But in these changing times this is no reason to rest on our laurels. Whatever category of membership, it is our aim that each and every time the Course is played and/or the Clubhouse is visited, members and their guests leave with the feeling that the experience has been enjoyable and worthwhile. Our Gents, Ladies Junior and Clubhouse sections are all very active, participating in a full and varied programme of golf competitions and events, arranged principally over the summer months and continuing throughout the year. There is also a lively social programme of events to suit different interests, enjoyed in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere in and around the Clubhouse. If you have any queries about the Club, playing the Course, using the Clubhouse, or simply would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Managing Secretary, or speak to a member of the Committee. I hope you enjoy browsing through selected views of the Course and Clubhouse facilities and find something of interest within the contents. Yours in golf
Charles Strong Captain
On the 22nd June 1897, Mr Will Gibson of Camphill, Bearsden wrote to a number of friends and neighbours inviting them ‘to attend a meeting of gentlemen favourable to the formation of a golf course on the ground at Douglas Park’ Although only 11 people attended they resolved that evening to do just that. Within 14 weeks they had elected a committee, obtained the lease of the ground, had the land drained and a nine hole course constructed. The number of members had increased to 56.
William Lyon Captain 1897
The course was formally opened on Saturday 2nd October, 1897, in somewhat dreary weather. By late 1897 the membership had increased to 107 and by 1901 to over 200. Changes in layout were made in 1903, 1907, 1933 and 1972, this being the present layout. The first clubhouse, of iron, was constructed in 1897 and was replaced by a larger clubhouse in 1903 which, with a face lift in 1911, served the members well until the present club house was opened in 1938. The members of Douglas Park take pride in the number and success of the golf and social occasions which have grown since the early days. One of the most revered and most enjoyable has been the Gow-Glen Sheild presented by vice captain Ninian Glen of Douglas Park and past Captain Barney Gow of Bearsden Golf Club for ‘friendly games between the clubs’. Many are the stories about these encounters, some of them averring that only member of the visiting party to arrive home sober was the horse used to draw the hiredbrake. These stories could well be true! This magnificent trophy is still played for annually and remains a highlight of each season. In recent years the course has been constantly upgraded by better greenkeeping techniques, improved machinery, installation of water to the greens and tees and the planting of many trees of different varieties. The Clubhouse is a substantial, thirties style, two storey building with locker and changing accommodation at ground floor level and lounges, bar and catering on the first floor. The main lounge is particularly impressive; a long rectangular room capable of sub-division for different functions, with large windows uniquely offering excellent views down onto the 1st and 18th holes. Full bar and catering service is available throughout the summer playing season, with more limited opening hours during winter months.
A new access road from the Boclair gate to a central point at the greenkeeper’s main shed at the 3rd hole has been constructed with an extension through the wood to the left of the fourth fairway and the upgrading and renewal of all paths has been carried out, plus the replacement of the area of scrub at the eleventh hole by a landscaped copse of specimen trees, the construction of a new stone bridge at the eleventh hole and the planting of a further 5000 deciduous trees. Further developments have taken place with the reconstruction of 15 greens and extensive drainage improvements to the course with the next phase of course improvements to include finishing the final three greens, implementation of our eco course management plan and more drainage installation. The Antonine Wall, which runs through the golf course, is now considered to be an archaeological monument of international importance, being one of the most substantial and best preserved frontier systems in the area of the whole of the former Roman Empire and has now been granted World Heritage status.
The “wall” consisted of a solid wall of turf, probably topped with a timber breastwork. The turf wall was built on top of a solid stone foundation. A good example of the foundation can be seen in the New Kilpatrick Cemetery within a few metres of the 15th tee. The wall, when completed, would have been at least 3 metres high and the breastwork would make it even harder to surmount. To the south of the wall ran a Roman road, some 6 metres wide, of rough cobbles topped by gravel. This military way was used by the Roman Army to build the wall and provided a lateral communications link for the garrisons of the forts that were placed at intervals of about 3 kilometres along the length of the wall. The construction of the Wall about AD 142 was carried out by Roman troops of the Second, Sixth and Twentieth legions, supported by armed auxiliaries and probably by native Britons as forced labour all under the command of Lollius Urbicus, the Governor of Britain.
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Douglas Park has a very active Ladies’ section of approximately 200 members who organise a varied programme of golf and social events at which every member is most welcome. The club is ideally situated in Bearsden making access easy for either a full round, a few holes or simply for lunch. Our clubhouse lounge is bright and light with a beautiful view and deer and foxes can often be seen on the first fairway. Ladies are full members and play a full and active part in the running of the club. Our golfing programme consists of a balanced mixture of strokeplay, matchplay and fun competitions. Amongst the latter are the ‘Spring Chicken’, Texas Scramble, Greensomes and Shotgun foursomes. Throughout the year there are several mixed competitions. Members invite guests to an annual Invitation Foursomes which is well supported. Lady Captain’s Day is always very popular and we had an entry field of 80 this year. Rose wine and strawberries in the gazebo at the 11th tee added a festive note without detriment to the standard of play! The ladies’ social evening in February begins our year. This is a dinner followed by some entertainment in the form of a speaker or musical event. This year we were addressed by the director of a well known auction house who followed his talk by an Antiques Road Show which was great fun and most interesting. March is the time for our bridge drive with afternoon tea and home baking. A winter foursomes competition runs from October to March and in addition a weekly informal sweepstake is held on Fridays for all who care to turn up. Summer competitions get underway in April and the weeks rush by as we fit in all our events. We have seven teams, some more serious than others, so the chance of mixing in and meeting other members is excellent. The club championship is held in the second half of June and we have an Open Day, a Greensomes, at the end of that month. Ladies are also welcomed as participants in the annual Pro-Am event in late June. A club coffee morning on the first Saturday in November is organised mainly by the Ladies Section and raises money for a designated charity chosen by the lady captain. The final ladies’ social event is a Christmas lunch held in mid-December. Every effort is made to welcome new members to Douglas Park Ladies’ Section and to ensure that they feel included in all golfing and social activities.
Gillian Beattie Ladies’ Captain 9
At Douglas Park Golf Club we believe strongly in the development of our junior members. As a result the committee formed a junior development group in line with the Scottish Golf Union Junior Charter. The JDGG is available for existing and new members and also for relevant juniors on the club waiting list.
The JDGG offers the following opportunities: Basic teaching by the professional and senior members covering safety, rules and technique (All new members 10 to 12 years). Structured coaching for all junior members. Mini medals over 9 holes for 10 to 12 age groups. Friendly team competitions with other local clubs for non J.J. McCarry team players. The JDGG team works in conjunction with interested senior members to ensure the delivery of a safe environment and to ensure all junior members achieve their golfing aims and full potential.
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Douglas Park Golf Club are pleased to welcome Robert Irvine as the new Club Professional. Robertâ€™s golfing career began at Kinross Golf Club where he became the youngest club champion in their history and the only junior to hold the title of Club Champion in both the gents and juniors section. With a BSc in Applied Sports Science from Edinburgh University in 2003, Robert developed a keen interest in sports psychology, modes of learning and biomechanics. He joined Kilmacolm Golf Club in May 2003 and used the information gleaned from his studies to secure his full PGA qualification. Throughout the PGA Foundation Degree Robert was awarded Scottish Trainee of the year and finished 2nd in the National Assistant of the year awards in consecutive years. At Kilmacolm Robert developed an holistic teaching approach which has allowed him to develop an entirely personalised level of coaching. Hugely passionate about coaching, Robert hopes to help members develop their games and fulfil their golfing potential. Planning to introduce many innovative and interesting opportunities to Douglas Park members, their guests and visitors to the club, Robert hopes to enhance the already prestigious reputation of the club and make it a club which members are proud of and one which others aspire to become members of. Robert looks forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks and months and wishes you all a happy and successful golfing season ahead.
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Contents Captain’s Foreword ................................ Club History ......... 5 ................................ ...................... Ladies Captain 6 Report ................ .................... Junior Golf 9 ................................ ......................10 PGA Professio nal ................ ...........................12 ................................ ....................14 The Clubhou se & Catering ..........................18 Direction s ................ ................................ Out & About ........19 ................................ ...................20 Key Dates ................................ .........................22 Practice Facilities ................................ The Course ...........25 ................................ .......................26 Winners List
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Ladies Ladies Winter Foursomes
Mrs M Telfer & Mrs H MacDowall
Mrs Norma Gray
Junior Development Trophy Ladies
Lady Veterans’ Trophy
Mrs M E Bryce
Elizabeth Weale Rosebowl
Mrs A M MacIntyre
Sheila Connacher Trophy (Ladies’ Day)
Rosemary Reith & Garry McNulty
Myra Craig Quaich (Stableford)
Ladies Silver Cup
Mrs H Robertson
Ladies Foursomes Low Foursomes Salver
Mrs A M MacIntyre & Mrs A O’Connell
Marion K Stirrat Scratch Cup
Mrs H K Faulds
Jean K Watson Bronze Scratch Salver
Mrs I Berry
Mrs A Stevenson
Ladies Senior Championship Runner-Up Quaich
Ladies Senior Championship
Ladies Championship Runner-Up
Mixed Foursomes Trophy Runners-Up
Kenneth McIntosh & Helen MacDowall
Mixed Foursomes Trophy
Mark Hamilton & Gladys Speedie
Camel Stools Mixed Foursomes
Hugh MacIntyre & Ann Settle
Isobel Currie Mixed Trophy (Stableford)
George Roberts & Betty McGillivray
John Morse & Gladys Speedie & Morris Brodie
Gentlemen Stag Trophy
Best nett score in Autumn Meeting - Autumn Shield
Gordon Charnock Hangover Trophy
Winter League Trophy Runners-Up
Rob Hendry & David Sharpe
Best scratch score
Best score in 1st class
Winter League Trophy
John Telfer & Douglas Samson
Best score in 2nd class
4 Clubs & Putter
Best score in 3rd class
United Services Cup
S Davie & G Stewart
Tom Yule Trophy
Best nett score in Spring Meeting
Best scratch score
Best score in 1st class
Singles Trophy Runner-up
Best score in 2nd class
George R Roberts
Best score in 3rd class
Foursomes Trophy Runners-Up
Gordon Hunter & Robert McKinnon
Junior Development Trophy Gents
Foursomes Trophy Brodie
William Maharg & Iain
Douglas Anderson Trophy
Father & Son Trophy Runners Up
Ian Rogers & Neil Rogers
John A. Thom Trophy (Stableford)
Father & Son Trophy Hendry
Robert Hendry & James
Scott Alison & Craig Turner & Alistair Thomson
Gents Fourball (Runners up)
Alistair Thomson & Clark Nelson
Par 3 Competition
Gents Fourball (Winners)
Douglas Keith & Neil Rogers
Mixed Foursomes Trophy Runners-Up Kenneth McIntosh & Helen MacDowall
Gordon McBain Memorial Quaich
MacIntyre Shotgun FourBall
Ian Letford & Iain Brodie
Senior Championship Runner-Up
Iain Brodie & Morris Brodie
John Watson Memorial Trophy (Gents Invitation)
Scratch Aggregate Medal
R M Gillespie & M Clougherty
Club Championship Runner-Up Williamson Salver
Club Championship Trophy
The Clubhouse and Catering 18
A new catering team is now in place with Lisa Cuthbert and Pauline Little having responsibility for the catering and bar services. The club prides itself on providing high levels of customer service along with excellent catering and has a good reputation within the golf industry. A new menu was introduced in January with the main focus being on fresh produce, variety, quality and value for money with all members being entitled to a 10% discount if they use their loyalty card. The clubhouse is a substantial thirties style, two storey building with a lounge, snug bar and dining room situated on the second floor. The main lounge is particularly impressive and is along rectangular shape capable of sub division for different functions with large windows offering excellent views down onto the first and eighteenth holes. The clubhouse is available for member functions and parties and the dress code is smart casual with the emphasis on providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in and around the facility. Setanta TV is also available in the bar and covers many major sporting events, which are frequently accompanied with special promotions. There are a number of popular regular social events throughout the year and these include a Burns Supper, Ladies social evening, Stag dinner, Kidz Xmas party, Hogmanay party, Jazz night, themed dinner evenings and many others. Many of these events are booked to capacity so early booking is advisable.
Bearsden is located 6 miles from Glasgow. Douglas Park golf club is on the main road/bus route (A81).
BY AIR - 10 minutes drive from Glasgow International Airport. BY ROAD - From Glasgow follow the A81 (Maryhill Road). At Canniesburn Toll, take the 3rd exit onto Macfarlane Rd. Slight left at A81/ Milngavie Rd and Douglas Park Golf Club is on the right.
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Bearsden Hillfoot Railway Station
BY RAIL - we are a two minute walk from Hillfoot Train Station on the Glasgow/Milngavie line.
Out & About
Bearsden is a town in East Dunbartonshire. It lies on the north- western fringe of Greater Glasgow, and is effectively a suburb of Glasgow. It is approximately 6 miles from the city centre, on the site of the Roman Antonine Wall. So if you can find some time away from the excellent golf course at Douglas Park there are a number of local attractions to visit and experience. Bearsden’s Roman Baths gives a remarkable example of the survival of ancient archaeological remains dating back to AD 142. Mugdock Country Park is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the area and caters for visitors with interests in building heritage, general leisure pursuits and flora and fauna. Taste a bit of Scottish culture by attending the Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games held every year in June. This is a great day out for the family, tourists, sports people, shoppers and fun-seekers. Glasgow’s Museum of Transport situated opposite the Kelvingrove Gallery is one of Britain’s most popular transport museums and attracts around half a million visitors each year, admission is free. If a gentle stroll is more to your liking the Trossachs area which includes Aberfoyle, Loch Katrine and Callander provides an abundance of choice to suit all tastes. Take to the water and sail on the world’s last remaining sea-going paddle steamer the Waverley, or enjoy the wonderful scenery of Loch Lomond from on board one of the many sailings from Balloch. Start the West Highland Way experience locally in Milngavie and enjoy the wonderful outdoor experience by walking to Fort William and sampling a bit of Scottish hospitality on the way! Steam up the West Highland Line by train from Dumbarton Central and enjoy the wonderful scenery on route to Oban, Fort William and Mallaig.
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Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) Committee Dinner (7.00pm)
MARCH 2009 SUN 1 L FRI 6 L SAT 7 J/JG SUN 8 L WED 11 L/G FRI 13 L SUN 15 L WED 18 L FRI 20 L SUN 22 J/JG MON 23 TUE 24 SAT 28 G L SUN 29 G L
Alternative Day for 3 Clubs & Putter Competition (6th March) 3 Clubs & Putter Competition Junior Medal Alternative Day for Stableford Competition (13th March) Bridge Drive (Lounge Closed 1.00 – 5.00pm) Stableford Competition Alternative Day for Greensomes (20st March) Entries Close for Summer Competitions Greensomes Junior Medal Club Summer Season Begins Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) Monthly Medal Winter Ringer Ends Entries Close for Summer Competitions Red Cross Ringer Starts
WED 1 J/JG FRI 3 L SAT 4 J/JG SUN 5 L THU 9 J/JG G FRI 10 L SAT 11 G FRI 17 L SAT 18 L/G SUN 19 G/J FRI 24 L SAT 25 G SUN 26 L/JG TUE 28 G
Junior Medal Medal 1 Junior Medal Medal 2 Junior Medal Seniors v Hayston (Away) Fun Competition with Egg Hunt 4 Clubs and Putter Competition Medal 3 (Centenary Cup) Captain v Past Captain’s Match Gents v Boys Match Spring Meeting (1st Qualifying Round for Club & Senior Championships) Monthly Medal (Tom Yule Trophy and United Services Cup) Aileen MacIntyre Cup Tuesday Medal Committee Meeting (7.30 pm)
Coronation Foursomes Spring Meeting (Gibson Medal) Past Captains’ Spring Meeting DGU County Seniors Meeting Invitation Greensomes Open Weekend Open Weekend Junior Development Trophy Veterans Trophy Granny Prize & Bionic Woman Trophy Tuesday Medal Medal 4 (2nd Qualifying Round for Club & Senior Championships) & Cancer Relief Spoons Monthly Medal (1st Qualifying Round for Club & Senior Championships (Secretary’s Trophy) 2nd Qualifying Round for Club Championship Tuesday Medal Stroke Competition (3rd Qualifying Round for Club & Senior Championships) In Aid of Junior Development Trophy Junior Medal Mixed Greensomes Trophy Seniors (McIntyre Members Only) Douglas Anderson Trophy Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) Captain’s Prize Day & Social Evening Stableford (Sweep) Junior Medal
JUNE 2009 TUE 2 G Tuesday Medal FRI 5 L Medal 5. Elizabeth Weale Rosebowl (Medal Finals) SAT 6 G Gow Glen Shield TUE 9 G Tuesday Medal FRI 12 L Myra Craig Stableford SAT 13 L/G Ladies Day Sheila Connacher Trophy TUE 16 G Tuesday Medal WED 17 Preparation for Pro-Am THU 18 Pro-Am FRI 19 L Medal 6 SAT 20 G John A. Thom Trophy (Stableford) SUN 21 GS/J Club Championship 1st Round L/G TUE 23 GS Club Championship 2nd Round J/L/G WED 24 Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) THU 25 LS/GS Club Championship Semifinals J/L/G FRI 26 L Douglas Park Ladies Open Greensomes L Red Cross Ringer ends SAT 27 G Monthly Medal (Erskine Trophy) SUN 28 LS/GS Club Championship Finals Day JG/J/ L/G L Club ringer commences
JULY 2009 WED 1 L/G/J Par 3 Competition JG THU 2 J/JG Junior Medal SAT 4 L Medal 7 J/JG Junior Medal SUN 5 L/G Douglas Park Eagle Open Mixed Foursomes TUE 7 G Douglas Park Seniors Open THU 9 J/JG Junior Medal FRI 10 L Yellowsome SAT 11 L Stableford (Sweep) SUN 12 G Bogey Quaich TUE 14 G Tuesday Medal THU 16 J/JG Junior Medal FRI 17 L Stableford Competition SAT 18 G Tri-Am Trophy (Texas Scramble) WED 22 J/JG Junior Medal FRI 24 L Medal 8 SAT 25 G Monthly Medal (In Aid of RNLI)
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Isobel Currie Trophy (Mixed Stableford) Tuesday Medal Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) Junior Medal Medal 9 (Golf Foundation Brooch) Medal (SGU Trophy)
AUGUST 2009 TUE 4 G Tuesday Medal WED 5 L Past Captains’ Golf & Lunch THU 6 L Dunbartonshire and Argyll County Medal FRI 7 L Medal 10 SAT 8 G MacIntyre Shotgun Four-Ball J/JG Junior Medal SUN 9 L/G/J Family Foursomes /JG WED 12 J/JG Junior Medal SAT 15 G Invitation Greensomes TUE 18 G Tuesday Medal FRI 21 L Shotgun Foursomes SAT 22 L Stableford (Sweep) J/JG Junior Medal SUN 23 JG/J/ Jubilee Trophy – Texas Scramble L/G TUE 25 Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) FRI 28 L Autumn Meeting SAT 29 G Monthly Medal (Ford Trophy)
SEPTEMBER 2009 TUE 1 G FRI 4 L SAT 5 G J/JG SUN 6 L G FRI 11 L SAT 12 G J/JG SUN 13 L THU 17 G FRI 18 L SAT 19 G SUN 20 J TUE 22 WED 23 L FRI 25 L L SUN 27 L J/JG
Tuesday Medal Medal 11 Autumn Meeting (Autumn Shield) Junior Medal Stroke Competition (SLGA Brooches Past Captains’ Autumn Meeting Stableford Competition Greensomes Trophy Junior Medal Captain v Vice Captain’s Match Seniors (McIntyre Members Only) End of Season Medal Stroke Competition Monthly Medal (Vice Captain’s Prize & Veterans’ Trophy) Alan J Thomson Trophy Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) Closing Date For Winter Foursomes Yellowsome Club ringer ends Winter ringer commences Junior Meeting and Prizegiving
OCTOBER 2009 SAT 3 G SUN 4 L/G SAT 10 L TUE 13 J/JG THU 15 J/JG SUN 18 G SAT 24 G MON 26 TUE 27
Monthly Medal (Gordon MacBain Memorial Quaich) Camel Stools Mixed Foursomes Medal 12 Junior Medal Junior Medal Entries Close for Winter League Trophy Winter League Commences Club Winter Season Begins Committee Meeting (7.30 pm)
NOVEMBER 2009 SAT 7 L SUN 15 L/G TUE 24 SUN 29 L
Coffee Morning (10.30am – 12.00 noon) Annual Prizegiving and Cheese and Wine (3.00pm) Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) Turkey Competition
DECEMBER 2009 FRI 4 L G SAT 5 G SUN 13 L TUE 15 SUN 20 Soc. FRI 25 SAT 26 THU 31 Soc.
Christmas Cracker Competition Stag Dinner (7.00 for 7.30pm) Stag Trophy – Stableford (Entries restricted to attendees of the Stag Dinner) Ladies Christmas Lunch (12.30pm) Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) Kidz Christmas Party Merry Christmas Clubhouse Closed – Course Open (Weather Permitting) Boxing Day See Notice Board for Opening Hours Hogmanay Party
JANUARY 2010 FRI 1 SAT 2 G FRI 15 Soc. MON 25 L TUE 26 SAT 30 L
Happy New Year See Notice Board for Opening Hours Gordon Charnock Hangover Salver Burns Supper (7.00 for 7.30pm) Past Captains’ Coffee Morning (10.30am) Committee Meeting (7.30 pm) Annual Meeting & Prizegiving (2.30pm)
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Before play, itâ€™s worthwhile warming up with a few swings in the two practice nets, which are located at the end of the car park, just off the rear access to the Clubhouse. Then walk round to the practice putting area, which is in front of the Clubhouse. (Look out here for players teeing off at the 1st tee and putting on the last green). If you wish to hone your short game, there is a small practice area with two greens, located at the triangle of ground between the 15th and 16th fairways.
1st and 2nd are par 4 holes, with fairways close to the railway line. Wait until the train has passed before playing your shot. Do not cross the fence or enter railway land to retrieve a ball. The 3rd is a short par 3, surrounded by tall Scots Pines. From here the Course widens out to the 4th, a tricky dog leg right par 4, played to a large two tier green at the corner between the farmerâ€™s rolling fields. 5th is a long par 3, downhill towards the River Allander with fine views over to Milngavie and the Campsie Hills.
The green to the par 4 6th hole is positioned at one of the far corners of the course before turning to the 7th hole, an attractive par 4, slight dog leg right, with the fairway running parallel to the River Allander. Use the Ladiesâ€™ Bridge to cross the burn. On the opposite bank of the river is the Rangers Football Club training ground. Holes 8 and 9 are two long par 4â€™s, played between several stands of mature evergreen trees. The 10th is the first of two par 5 holes on the Course, the fairway runs parallel to the railway and the Allander Sports Centre, heading back towards the Clubhouse. From the 10th green walk up to the Gazebo and elevated teeing area for the par 4 11th hole, overlooking the Centenary Bridge and Manse Burn (out of bounds!)
Leaving the 11th green, a walk through the trees is preparation for the shortest hole on the course, the par 3 12th, played up a steep hill. The 13th is the second par 5, a rolling fairway shared with the 16th, and leading up to the green, which is built on the Antonine Wall. 14th is a straight forward par 4, set along the contours of the hill and parallel to Boclair Road, which is hidden by the line of tall evergreen trees. Hole15 is a long par 3, played uphill to a green at the highest part of the Course and again is sited on the Antonine Wall. On a clear day, look north to see Ben Lomond and south to Tinto Hill. The par 4 16th is the first of the closing holes heading back to the Clubhouse, played downhill past the high stone boundary wall of the cemetery. 17th is a par 3, hitting to an island green with a mature beech wood as the backdrop, trees left and right of the green.
â€˜Homeâ€™ is an elevated tee with the Clubhouse as an imposing focal point just beyond the 18th green.
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