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The stunning scene that greets players on the approaches to Elderslie golf course is one that inspires for the challenge ahead. On a bright summer’s day the definition provided by well manicured fairways, rough, and trees enhanced by the verdant backdrop of the Newton Woods, stimulates anticipation. There are few courses that provide such a splendid view of first and last holes as you arrive at the car park.

Enjoy your golf at Elderslie. Take advantage of the conveniently situated practice ground to slacken up before teeing off. The course will be in excellent condition through the summer months and the definition of the fairways and greens, resulting from the second cuts and aprons round the putting surfaces, should help with judgment of shots. Be prepared for difficulties if you stray from the fairway or miss the green.

At 6175 yards (approximately 5646 metres) in length, and a par of 70, Elderslie provides a fair challenge to the majority of golfers.

Enjoy the scenery when you reach the higher parts of the course. On clear days there are magnificent views towards the Kilpatrick Hills and Ben Lomond from the seventh and ninth greens. The vista of Gleniffer Braes is the backdrop from the tenth tee and a panoramic view over Glasgow and towards the Campsies greets players on the twelfth and thirteenth tees.

1. BURNBRAE

377 Yards Par 4

4. VOLUNTEER

403 Yards Par 4

7. WALLACE CRAG

399 Yards Par 4

2. LEXWELL

137 Yards Par 3

5. THE PLUM

342 Yards Par 4

8. NEWTON OAK

193 Yards Par 3

3. WOODNEUK

317 Yards Par 4


6. NEWLAND CRAIG

331 Yards Par 4

9. BRAEFACE

337 Yards Par 4

1. BURNBRAE

377 Yards Par 4

2. LEXWELL

137 Yards Par 3

3. WOODNEUK

317 Yards Par 4


4. VOLUNTEER

403 Yards Par 4

5. THE PLUM

342 Yards Par 4

6. NEWLAND CRAIG

331 Yards Par 4

7. WALLACE CRAG

399 Yards Par 4

8. NEWTON OAK

193 Yards Par 3

9. BRAEFACE

337 Yards Par 4

10. SKEOCH HILL

377 Yards Par 4

13. TARGETS

418 Yards Par 4

16. BARNSIDE

356 Yards Par 4

11. GLENIFFER

217 Yards Par 3

14. LITTLE NEWTON

550 Yards Par 5

17. BARONY

312 Yards Par 4

12. FULBAR

308 Yards Par 4

15. BARNSIDE

402 Yards Par 4

18. ELDERSLIE

422 Yards Par 4

10. SKEOCH HILL

377 Yards Par 4

11. GLENIFFER

217 Yards Par 3

12. FULBAR

308 Yards Par 4

13. TARGETS

418 Yards Par 4

14. LITTLE NEWTON

550 Yards Par 5

15. BARNSIDE

402 Yards Par 4

16. BARNSIDE

356 Yards Par 4

17. BARONY

312 Yards Par 4

18. ELDERSLIE

422 Yards Par 4

Par 4 | 377 yards | Stroke Index 5

Out of bounds tight along the right and two fairway bunkers to look out for from the tee. Green guarded on both sides by bunkers. An intimidating first tee-shot as you can see all the trouble. To the right, out of bounds all the way, with a bunker just off the fairway. Trees and a second bunker await shots that are hit too far left. The green is protected by large bunkers on either side.

Par 4 | 403 yards | Stroke Index 3

Par 4 | 399 Yards | Stroke Index 1

Par 3 | 137 yards | Stroke Index  18

Easiest hole on the course but still has its’ dangers. Bunkered on both sides with a burn running across halfway to the green. A short par three, but beware if the pin is at the back of the green.  Any putt from pin-high or above the hole will be affected by the speed and slope of the green.  Watch the line you take with your tee-shot if there is a breeze, as the wind tends to swirl between tee and green.  Look at the flags on both the second and thirteenth greens as this will give an indication of wind direction and strength.

Par 4 | 342 yards | Stroke Index 9

Par 4 | 317 yards | Stroke Index 15

Fairway bunker right off the tee. One greenside bunker on either side of the green.

Straightforward, as long as the bunker on the right of the fairway and trees to the left are avoided.  Pin positions on slopes at either side of the green can make putting difficult if the approach shot is too long.  Go left of the centre on the fairway if the pin is to the right and right of centre if the pin is to the left.

Par 4 | 331 yards | Stroke Index 11.c

Par 4 | 377 yards | Stroke Index 5

Out of bounds tight along the right and two fairway bunkers to look out for from the tee. Green guarded on both sides by bunkers. An intimidating first tee-shot as you can see all the trouble. To the right, out of bounds all the way, with a bunker just off the fairway. Trees and a second bunker await shots that are hit too far left. The green is protected by large bunkers on either side.

Par 3 | 137 yards | Stroke Index  18

Easiest hole on the course but still has its’ dangers. Bunkered on both sides with a burn running across halfway to the green. A short par three, but beware if the pin is at the back of the green.  Any putt from pin-high or above the hole will be affected by the speed and slope of the green.  Watch the line you take with your tee-shot if there is a breeze, as the wind tends to swirl between tee and green.  Look at the flags on both the second and thirteenth greens as this will give an indication of wind direction and strength.

Par 4 | 317 yards | Stroke Index 15

Fairway bunker right off the tee. One greenside bunker on either side of the green.

Straightforward, as long as the bunker on the right of the fairway and trees to the left are avoided.  Pin positions on slopes at either side of the green can make putting difficult if the approach shot is too long.  Go left of the centre on the fairway if the pin is to the right and right of centre if the pin is to the left.

Par 4 | 403 yards | Stroke Index 3

Par 4 | 342 yards | Stroke Index 9

Par 4 | 331 yards | Stroke Index 11.c

Par 4 | 399 Yards | Stroke Index 1