Carnwath Golf Club is a delightful, mature course having been founded in 1907. Situated on a piece of land called ‘Gallow Hill’, to the west of the village of Carnwath, the then ‘9 hole course’ was laid out by Mr Willie Auchterlonie, an Open champion, coveted club maker and contributor to the Jubilee course layout in St Andrew’s. Following completion, the course was formally opened in front of sizeable crowds by Lady Lockhart, the wife of Sir Simon M. Lockhart, Honorary President of the club and laird of the estates, on 29th June 1907. The course was finally extended to 18 holes in May 1922 and by 1936 Carnwath Golf Club was visited by more than 3,000 golfers annually. 

Despite the rural setting of the Golf Club, it is easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it a popular venue for visitors. Renowned for our hospitality, the staff and members will make your visit both pleasant and enjoyable.

Carnwath Golf Club is a delightful, mature course having been founded in 1907. The course is situated on a piece of land called ‘Gallow Hill’, to the west of the village of Carnwath. In 1907, the course was much different to what we know today. The then ‘9 hole course’ was laid out by Mr Willie Auchterlonie, an Open champion, coveted club maker and contributor to the Jubilee course layout in St Andrew’s. Following completion, the course was formally opened in front of sizeable crowds by Lady Lockhart, the wife of Sir Simon M. Lockhart, Honorary President of the club and laird of the estates, on 29th June 1907.

The course was finally extended to 18 holes in May 1922 and by 1936 Carnwath Golf Club was visited by more than 3,000 golfers annually. With the acquisition of a further 20 acres south of the course, it's layout was again redesigned by G.M Clark, then club champion. The new layout opened in July 1963 and with minor modern reworks, it remains a stern test of accuracy for golfers of all abilities to this day.

The club crest bears a silhouette of Carnwath Motte, a natural mound with a man-made defensive ditch surrounding, on which a lookout tower stood in the 12th century. The ‘Roundel’, which shares its name with the courses opening hole, is still a visible feature of the course, located directly behind the first green. The Antlers that surround the crest represent the vast wildlife you will often see when playing the course and visiting the surrounding area.

Despite the rural setting of the Golf Club, it is easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it a popular venue for visitors. Renowned for our hospitality, the staff and members will make your visit both pleasant and enjoyable.

OUR COURSE

Although the course is roughly 6,000 yards in length, three of its four Par 3’s are in the first four holes - so it is important to be swinging well straight from the word go. As the round progresses, several roads and a railway line come into play. A premium is placed on accuracy as opposed to length when taking on our very own 'Amen Corner' through 5, 6, 7 & 8 with players are pleased to see the distant views offered by the 9th tee afterwards. If you can conquer the front nine, there is opportunity to take on some enticing Par 4’s in the back nine.

 

However, Carnwath boasts a tough finish, ensuring that a good score is never given up lightly. The 15th & 16th, holes are short Par 4s but as they dog leg left the recurring theme of accuracy and astute course management is required as small, narrow greens makes finding them a tricky task. More muscle is required the penultimate and final holes -, a 455-yard Par 4 which has trees and out of bounds up the left and more woodland on the opposite side of the fairway before taking on the risk and reward of The 18th - a terrific closing Par 5 with and the clubhouse (and more importantly those inside) watching intently...

Although the course is roughly 6,000 yards in length, three of its four Par 3’s are in the first four holes - so it is important to be swinging well straight from the word go. Not least because the 2nd, ‘The Yett’, is a 234-yard challenge which is significantly bunkered at the front and features run-offs round the back. 

 

As the round progresses, several roads and a railway line come into play. A premium is placed on accuracy as opposed to length when taking on our very own 'Amen Corner' through 5, 6, 7 & 8 and players are pleased to see the distant views offered by the 9th tee afterwards. If you can conquer the front nine, there is opportunity to take on some enticing Par 4’s in the back nine.

 

However, Carnwath boasts a tough finish, ensuring that a good score is never given up lightly. The 15th, ‘St Mary’s Aisle’, is a short Par 4 but it is a dog leg left, so the recurring theme of accuracy and astute course management is required. The same applies to the 16th, with trees ready to block you out off the tee and a small, narrow green makes finding it a tricky task.

Then more muscle is required on the penultimate hole, a 455-yard Par 4 which has trees and out of bounds up the left and more woodland on the opposite side of the fairway - it can be a monster of a hole in the southerly winds. Even longer hitters will be hitting a mid-iron or more into the green, which has hollows and mounds round its edges.

The 18th, ‘Moss Burn’, is a terrific closing Par 5 with out of bounds again lurking up the left. It is a long, “straightforward” hole finishing on a green with a false front and step run-off at the back - a traditional risk and reward hole with the clubhouse (and more importantly those inside) watching intently.

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GOLF AT CARNWATH

Golf at Carnwath is open to visitors all year round and no handicap certificate is required to play our beautiful golf course. We currently have membership available with no joining fee so it is the perfect time to become a member - check out the 'Members' page for more information.


Please see our green fees below on the 'Visitors' page and view our 'Open Competitions' page to enter one of this year's tournaments at Carnwath.

 

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SPONSORSHIP

Carnwath Golf Club is proud to suppot local business and we are equally proud to have such supportive sponsors. Click the logos below to check out our sponsor's products & services. 

GRAEME LEWIS
Website Sponsor
PLASTACAST
ROUGHCAST RENDER SPECIALISTS
GRAHAM GORMLEY
Scorecard Sponsor

Our comprehensive 'Sponsorship Package' has limited availability each season. Find out more including details on course advertisement and invitation to the coveted 'Sponsor's Day' by clicking below.

MAQ
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
RICHARD SIMPSON HORTICULTURAL 
GLASSHOUSE CONTRACTOR
SPONSOR CARNWATH IN 2020
DAVIDSON & LINDSAY
ELECTRICAL SERVICES
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Scorecard Sponsor
NATIONAL LOTTERY
Clubhouse Grant
SPONSOR CARNWATH GC
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CONTACT US

ADDRESS: 1 MAIN STREET, CARNWATH, ML11 8JX

TEL: 01555 840251  |  EMAIL: CLUBSECRETARY@CARNWATHGC.CO.UK

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