Fereneze Golf Club
Fereneze Avenue,
Barrhead, Renfrewshire G78 1HJ
Tel : +44 (0)141 8811519

14 km southwest of Glasgow

Course Details

Course Name: Fereneze Holes: 18 Yardage: 5962 SSS: 70

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  • Well worth playing

    Iain Harding wrote on: Apr 3, 2011

    I thought i would give a more up to date account of how the course plays. I would not be fooled by the medium length on the score card - it is under 6000 yards. If you throw in a 25mph head wind on the par 5s (which incidentally is a very regular occurrence) then it really does play long. This course is all about management and position. If you play in the summer time, you can kiss goodbye to shots that stray off the fairways as you have now entered a forest of gorse and heather. Sometimes it is unwise to find your first ball! All the greens are elevated so you need to be selective as to where to miss them if you do. Hit the 3rd green anywhere right of centre and the ball will make its way into a run-off area on the right. The fairways are tight so blading and fatting wedges is commonplace. Be careful in selecting the right bounce in your lofted wedges for this course. The greens are among the best i have played on once they kick into life in the summer. You don't want to be above the pin on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 12th and 17th as they are incredibly fast putts. All the par 5s play under 500 yards and can be reached in two by the longer hitters if they know where to cut the corners and the wind is favourable. However, they all have a burn strategically positioned at different yardages before the green. The 3rd has a burn cut to the front edge of the green so your carry is critical. The 6th has it set back about 30 yards to punish you if you come up short in 2 or go long with a layup. The 8th has one cut about 100 yards from the green making the layup a bit more treacherous. It is well laid out and has fantastic greens staff. If you get the weather for it, you are spoiled with spectacular views over the city and beyond. The final hole is great. 377 yards downhill with out of bounds to the right and all sorts of shot dropping hazards and obstacles to the left. A driveable green for the confident, a 4-iron and a wedge for people like me who like to protect an already bad score!


      • RE: Well worth playing

        John Duffin wrote on: Mar 10, 2012

        As a member of Fereneze for 50 years it is heartening and welcome to hear your comments. You get the golf snob comments about yardage,"its a pitch`n`putt course" but thats not what makes the course, as you perfectly pointed out.The scratch men and better might burn it up, but for the mere mortals like myself it always throws up a challenge.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Thomas Sclater 11/00

    Thomas Sclater wrote on: Oct 31, 2000

    Fereneze is a delightful course which is set on the Glennifer Braes, East Renfrewshire. The course is well designed, retaining the natural features of the surrounding terrain. Straying drives will find gorse or heather!! (ask the locals)
    Fereneze is a fair test with some splendid golf holes. Good friendly club, well worth the visit.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Iain Kellock. Member 02/00

    Iain Kellock. Member wrote on: Jan 31, 2000

    Fereneze Golf club has several holes which are 'challenging': The second, is a raised green with A protecting bunker to the left, and an area of heavy rough to the right. The back area off the green is directly into heavy rough (lost ball country). The front of the green has a sloping drop away, which can mean the ball rolls almost back to the tee!! The sixth, is a par five right dogleg: third shot to a blind and raised green! Fereneze Golf club has several holes which are 'demanding': in that the features are such that the player must think about course management. Several holes have tricky out of bounds nearby. For instance the last hole, a par four downhill, has out of bounds to the left, and a water hazard down the right. If you have a good score on your card up to the tee, there is a danger in trying to protect the score by steering the ball down the fairway - often fatal, as I would testify! An enjoyable test to all levels of golfer.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews George Beckett 12/99

    George Beckett wrote on: Nov 30, 1999

    Wonderful course with panoramic views over Glasgow. Well worth the visit