Loch Lomond Golf Club
|Location||Luss, Argyll & Bute, Scotland|
|Established||1993, 25 years ago|
|Owned by||Loch Lomond Golf Club, Members Committee|
|Tournaments hosted||Scottish Open (2001–2010)
Solheim Cup (2000)
|Loch Lomond Course|
|Designed by||Tom Weiskopf|
|Length||7,100 yards (6,492 m)|
|Course record||62, Retief Goosen|
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.
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. Rossdhu is derived from the Scottish Gaelic ros dubh, meaning the "black headland". The castle was ruined in a fire after the construction of Rossdhu Mansion (ruins can be seen directly behind the course's 18th green).
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. This was the family seat when Sir James Colquhoun, 3rd Baronet led the clan and the writer Janet Colquhoun was his wife.
Until the late 1970s, the house 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.
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.
Designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, the 7,100-yard (6,492 m) course is considered to be among the 100 finest golf courses in the world. In 2005 it was ranked 66th (ranked by Golf Magazine). Opened 25 years ago in 1993, the course makes heavy use of natural hazards such as streams and marshland areas.
|Front 9||3237||3540||36||Back 9||3255||3560||35|