The East Renfrewshire Golf Club
The East Renfrewshire Golf Club is based 15 minutes from the centre of Glasgow and only a short distance further from Glasgow Airport, situated on the south side of the city, just off junction 5 on the M77. It is a James Braid designed moorland course which has been described as the @ “Gleneagles of Glasgow”. With its rolling fairways, loch and meandering burns, spectacular views over the city and beyond, it is a great test of golf for all categories of golfers.
Founded in 1922, “East Ren”, as it is known as, is one of the most popular and well recognised moorland courses in Scotland. It has all the features associated with a Braid designed course with elevated tees, undulating fairways and plateau greens. Although the course was designed without trees, there are now many variety of trees lining the fairways. At just over 6000 yards, it does not measure alongside the 7000 yard monsters we have today, but every shot requires thought and care and can differ depending on the wind direction. Every hole on the golf course has its own special feature which makes it difficult to pick out a favourite or signature hole, but the 18th (Hame’s Best), 454 yards long, features an elevated tee to a sweeping tree lined fairway, burn crossing the fairway being in play with the longer hitters, three bunkers and a burn protecting the long undulating green.
We have chosen this course as one of the three courses for the BGA Golf Challenge as it is without doubt, one of the best courses within the Glasgow area which will provide all our competitors with a great challenge and an extremely enjoyable experience for all the reasons above. Every hole will put your golfing ability to a challenge and ensure the best golfer will come out on top. This will be the final round of this year’s challenge which will also provide the overall winner of the three events.