Erskine Golf Club
Bishopton, Renfrewshire PA7 5PM
Tel : +44 (0)1505 862302

8 km northwest of Paisley

Course Details

Course Name: Erskine Holes: 18 Yardage: 6287 SSS: 70
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  • waiting list

    calummcsporran wrote on: Aug 28, 2005

    would you please let me know my position on the waiting list at the golf course
    thank you
    calum mcporran


  • Erskine Golf Club

    Jonathan M wrote on: Aug 2, 2004

    Nice course for woman golfers and old men but you would be better of in a more challenging and scenic course such as Lochwinnoch Golf Club.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Stuart Geddes 12/99

    Stuart Geddes wrote on: Nov 30, 1999

    Hi Stuart Geddes here! I'm a junior member and I would like to say that Erskine is without a doubt one of the best courses in the west of Scotland. It provides any player with a test of every aspect of their game The course without a doubt is kept in superb condition but it's a shame there's only 1 decent player here (Ronnie Clark)


      • RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Stuart Geddes 12/99

        cm wrote on: Feb 4, 2009

        ha good one


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Colin M Clarke 08/99

    Colin M Clarke wrote on: Jul 31, 1999

    Number 12 is stroke index one on the card and as its name 'Westward,' indicates plays from the furthest eastern point back towards the clubhouse. Turning back into the wind makes this 420yard par four a justifiable stroke index one. The next hole is perhaps Erskine's signature hole. At only just over 300 yards it is short, however, the drive must be threaded through to deep fairway bunkers with the approach over a small burn to a green well protected by large greenside bunkers. All of this into the
    constant wind makes the hole a real risk and reward hole. Incidentally, the name of the hole, 'Mackenzie', is derived from a late member and his constant misfortune with the right hand fairway bunker.
    Fourteen produces the only breathing room on the back nine, however, the trail continually through pine trees on the long downwind 15th to the very strong 16th.
    Sixteen turns again into the prevailing wind and at 468 yards is listed as a par four. Perhaps if the US Open is ever held here then the USGA may make a case for this hole to be one of its favourite 5 into four holes, but with the wind howling and the narrow driving area sloping back towards the tee, few reach this green in two blows.
    Seventeen takes the course back towards the clubhouse and the disappointing 18th climbs the raised beach on the home hole. Only a fiendish two tier green offers protection on a too-short par 4.
    As you walk towards the clubhouse, which resembles a smaller version of Turnberry, don't be surprised if the back nine is ten shots more than the front, you will not be the first or the last to do this.
    This really is a course of two halves.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Colin Clarke 06/99

    Colin Clarke wrote on: May 31, 1999

    Quite why the membership would like to fire four irons into this green is beyond me; the difficulty of the hole is in its guile, indeed the hole is named 'Mackenzie', after the tribulations of a past member and the fairway bunkers.
    Fourteen affords the only breathing space on the homeward stretch before turning back down the breeze at the tree lined 15th. Sixteen is by far the most difficult hole on the course, or probably any course you can find. It is a par 4 which would not be out of place in a US Open at Congressional or Baltisol. Even from members tees it is long (468yards). The drive, however, is into the trade wind and lands on an up-slope. Longer hitters have to avoid trees to the left and faders must avoid a dead spot behind a stand of trees of the right; trees which gather both longer fades and over optimistic 3 wood seconds.
    A good drive leaves a long second to a well bunkered green sloping back to front; like the twelfth a bunker thirty yards shot and right attracts a slightly faded longer second; bringing the Out of Bounds fence over the green into the mind if not the shot.
    Seventeen returns the golfer to some rolling countryside, before the disappointing 18th returns to the clubhouse. A too short par 4, the 18th is played as the reverse of the tee shot of the first. It does, however, contain a two tiered green on which many three puts have soured an other wise good score.
    Walking back to the clubhouse, which resembles a small version of Turnberry, many players will notice a ten shot difference in the two halves of their score. Looking at the lengths of each half will not provide the answer; the answer lies in that wind and the design of a course which will give a test to every club in your bag; and some clubs not yet invented.
    Overseas Member, Houston, Texas.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Brian Gibson 03/99

    Brian Gibson wrote on: Feb 28, 1999

    Brian Gibson here (Jnr committee member) would also like to add his comments to the page and he would like to say that he regards it to be one of the best courses in the district and it is a good course to become a member of and all visitors and future members are welcome.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews John Waller 1/99

    John Waller wrote on: Dec 31, 1998

    This is John Waller here, the new Junior Secretary of the Club. Iain McGrory is now the Junior Captain. I agree with his comments and would like to add that it is the best golf course in the area.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Iain McGrory 11/98

    Iain McGrory wrote on: Oct 31, 1998

    Erskine is a very well kept course and is extremely challenging off the white tees. This superb course.


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