Loch Lomond Golf Club

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Loch Lomond Golf Club
Loch Lomond.png
Club information
Location Luss, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Established 1993, 21 years ago
Type Private
Owned by Loch Lomond Golf Club, Members Committee
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Scottish Open (2001–2010)
Solheim Cup (2000)
Website lochlomond.com
Loch Lomond Course
Designed by Tom Weiskopf
Par 71
Length 7,100 yards (6,492 m)
Course record 62, Retief Goosen
LochLomond is located in Scotland
LochLomond
Loch
Lomond
Magnify-clip.png
Location in Scotland

Loch Lomond Golf Club is located in Luss, Argyll & Bute, Scotland on the shore of Loch Lomond. The course occupies land previously held by Clan Colquhoun and includes the clan's seat of Rossdhu Mansion as its clubhouse.

History[edit]

The ruins of Rossdhu Castle

While Clan Colquhoun had occupied the site of the present club since ancient times, the medieval Rossdhu Castle was constructed by Sir John Colquhoun in 1457 along with the private chapel of St. Mary of Rossdhu when his lands were consolidated into the free Barony of Luss.[1] Rossdhu is derived from the Scottish Gaelic ros dubh, meaning the Black Headland.[1] Rossdhu Castle was ruined in a fire after the construction of Rossdhu Mansion (ruins can be seen directly behind the course's 18th green).[1]

The central portion of the present house, known as Rossdhu Mansion, was completed in 1773. The grand Georgian manor house was constructed by Sir James Colquhoun and was likely designed by well-known architect John Baxter to replace the 15th-century castle, though no documentation survives. Until the late 1970s, it was home to Sir Ivar Colquhoun, 8th Baronet and Lady Colquhoun. They loaned many original pieces of furniture and artwork to the restored manor house in 1994, thus assuring that Rossdhu Mansion would be historically preserved notwithstanding ownership by the Club.

Accommodations[edit]

Rossdhu Mansion

The Club also has a total of 43 suites located at the Carriage House, Garden Cottages, The Point, and the Loch Shore Lodges for members and their guests staying overnight. This provides increased revenue for the Club, as it can stay open throughout the year as a luxury hotel and accommodate visitors for long stays despite the countryside location. Amenities for members and their guests include a pro shop, locker rooms, an on-site health club built inside a historical walled garden which opened in September 2006, two formal dining rooms, and a casual bar and grill. Additional outdoor activities include boat tours of Loch Lomond, fitness programs, hiking, bicycle riding, clay shooting, and game hunting.

Golf Course[edit]

Designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, the 7,100-yard (6,492 m) course is considered to be among the 'Top 100' finest golf courses in the world - in 2005 it was ranked 66th (ranked by Golf Magazine[2]). Opened 21 years ago in 1993, the course makes heavy use of natural hazards such as streams and marshland areas.

Loch Lomond hosted the Scottish Open on the European Tour for ten seasons, from 2001 through 2010, and European Tour events in each of the previous five seasons.

Scorecard[edit]

Hole Metres Yards Par Hole Metres Yards Par
1 389 425 4 10 416 455 4
2 416 455 4 11 215 235 3
3 466 510 5 12 379 415 4
4 357 390 4 13 512 560 5
5 174 190 3 14 315 345 4
6 572 625 5 15 379 415 4
7 402 440 4 16 453 495 4
8 146 160 3 17 187 205 3
9 315 345 4 18 398 435 4
Front 9 3237 3540 36 Back 9 3255 3560 35
Total 6492 7100 71

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°04′12″N 4°37′59″W / 56.070°N 4.633°W / 56.070; -4.633