Dougalston Golf Club
Strathblane Road, Milngavie,
Glasgow, Strathclyde G62
Tel : +44 (0)141 956 5750 Fax : +44 (0)141 956 6480

10 km north of Glasgow on A81

Course Details

Course Name: Dougalston Holes: 18 Yardage: 6269 SSS: 71
New layout opens July 28th 2001.

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  • Cost of round of golf

    Andy Potter wrote on: Aug 1, 2005

    Can you tell me the cost of a round of golf on Saturday 13 Aug. 2005 ( 2 adults).
    Does course tend to be quieter at say 10.00am ?
    How do we book?
    Andy Potter


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Simon Smith 10/01

    Simon Smith wrote on: Sep 30, 2001

    The Dougalston golf course was taken over by Esporta in 1999 and with extensive development, has now improved the course with better fairways, 3 new holes and better greens. All golfers require straight and true drives and the course is still rated difficult. The course motto should be 'take plenty of golf balls', as you will need them! When the sun is out there can be no prettier golf course. It's a long walk but very enjoyable. Excellent new clubhouse facilities (part of the health club) have improved Dougalston dramatically.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Stephen Marley 11/98

    Stephen Marley wrote on: Oct 31, 1998

    I have been a member of this course for 2 years and would recommend it as an exceptionally demanding and scenic test of golf. Visitors are always welcome (please phone first) and full membership is currently open for 345 pounds per year. Around Dougalston, good course management is essential for a low score as the tree lined fairways and abundance of water put a premium on accuracy. Birdies are hard to come by and playing to your handicap is always a challenge. Come along in June, when the rhododendrons are in bloom and the greens are at their smoothest for some of the best golf Strathclyde has to offer.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Iain Glen Muir 11/98

    Iain Glen Muir wrote on: Oct 31, 1998

    One of the few mature woodland courses in Scotland, Dougalston is a genuine championship course with a formidable reputation. Set in a rolling landscape dotted with lochs and criss-crossed by streams and drumlins, it provides a tremendous test of golf for even the most accomplished golfer. A thoughtful approach is required to shoot a low score at Dougalston. Position is crucial to success at virtually every hole and it is imperative to lay up when necessary. Accuracy is vital. It is a measure of the strength of Dougalston s layout that although still relatively young in years, it looks to have been there for as long as the forest itself through which it has been carved. Designed by Commander Harris and opened in 1976, the course measures 6,700 yards (Par 71; SSS 72) and has the potential to be even longer. The 1st hole is simply outstanding and it would be hard to find a better opening hole on any inland course in Scotland. The 2nd, 7th, 8th, 14th and 17th are all superb par 4 s, whilst the par 3 3rd and 10th holes at 197 and 190 yds respectively (all carry to tree-surrounded plateau greens) will test the accuracy of your short game to the full. There are others worthy of mention, each with their own unique and individual character. As to which is the best hole on the course I can only suggest that you come and judge for yourself.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Alan Bilsborough 9/98

    Alan Bilsborough wrote on: Aug 31, 1998

    In dry conditions, Dougalston must rate as one of the best inland courses in Scotland. Virtually every hole is self-contained by trees which makes the course a VERY tough but enjoyable challenge. If you're not driving straight then a nightmare score is guaranteed. Low handicaps are a rarity here - so much so that a nearby golf club decreases the handicaps of all Dougalston members who enter their Open!
    The ground conditions/drainage don't quite match the layout but an enjoyable round is still guaranteed.
    P.S. It wouldn't surprise me if the phrase 'Golf, a good walk spoiled.' originated from Dougalston!


      • RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Alan Bilsborough 9/98

        Andrew Montgomery wrote on: Apr 28, 2011

        I played here as a 14 year old in 1977 and lost 18 balls. Came back 4 years later, played a 2 iron off all the longer holes and shot a 76. I still regard this as one of the best rounds I ever played. Living in England now but would love to play Dougalston again.


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