Stirling, Scotland Has Plenty of Choice for Golfers
Golf in Scotland offers a rich variety in setting and course quality that makes every game and course unique. One such gem located conveniently close to both Edinburgh and Glasgow is the Stirling Golf Club. A heady mix of history, geology and golf at Stirling can make it a complete vacation in Scotland.
The Stirling Golf Club is located on a sloping slab of ancient volcanic lava in the midst of a historic park. The course is dominated by the looming presence of the age old Stirling Castle. Once a popular hunting ground of Scottish kings, this ground has been known for centuries as ‘The Kings Park’. The golf course offers breathtaking views of the Forth Valley and the mountains of the Trossachs. The course is located just below the famous castle’s parapets with the Ochil Hills encompassing the east while Ben Lomond lies to the west. The excellent 18-hole course of Stirling Golf Club offers a challenging game.
There are a couple of smaller golf courses in Stirling too. Airthrey Golf Course is a nine-hole par 27 course built beneath the National Wallace Monument. Another attractive course is the Brucefields Family Golf Centre which is an interesting and challenging nine-hole golf course, with a driving range and practice facilities.
There are several other courses just a short drive away from Stirling. Dollar Golf Club is just a half hour away. This is a challenging hillside course, designed by Ben Sayers in 1907 and is unique in that there are no bunkers. Not far from it is the Muckhart Golf Club with undulating heathland in the foothills of the Ochil Hills. This is a typical course that you will rarely find outside Scotland and can be fair test for your golfing skills.
The Falkirk area is also just half an hours drive from Stirling, and offers a variety of venues. One of the best without doubt is Glenbervie which is well known for several amateur championships. It is a superb tract of secluded parkland tract with numerous trees and a very attractive undulating course. The nearby Grangemouth Golf Club on Polmont Hill has tremendous views over the Forth and a longer layout.