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27 Reviews (27)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
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27 out of 27 reviews
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4.6
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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4.3
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Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
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4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type
Par 69
Length 5942 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Helensburgh Golf Club was founded in August 1893 as a nine-hole layout. By 1905, the golf course had been extended to 18 holes. In the 1920s, James Braid devised many changes, some of which are still in place today.

Nestled on the shore of the Clyde River, Helensburgh is easily accessible, only 23 miles north west of Glasgow. The golf course is situated above the town, with fine views over the Clyde estuary to the west and Loch Lomond to the east.

The par-69 golf course is 6,104 yards long. Helensburgh Golf Club's 175-yard third hole is considered the signature hole, with out-of-bounds on the left, woods beyond and a pond in the front of the green, which slopes from back to front and helps stop the ball.

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Course Details

Year Built 1893
Golf Season Year round
Architect Old Tom Morris (1905) James Braid (1923)

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Members and guests are expected to be dressed smartly at all times.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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4.3
27 Reviews (27)
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good friendly course with some great views

We were welcomed on arrival by the Men’s Club Captain, who guided us round to the bar/check-in area & told us a bit about the course layout. We had a nice coffee on terrace overlooking 18th green, amongst the friendly members. The Club dates from late 1880’s & has a traditional old Club House, lots of character but basic not modern facilities. The Pro Shop was closed (victim of Covid) so we were unable to hire an electric trolley, the limited pull trolleys were already all out on the course, however the General Manager went above & beyond bringing one out to us on the 4th after it was returned, with no charge for trolley or his personal service.
Course has a few hilly holes at start affording some great views over The Firth of Clyde & across to Loch Lomond.
The fairways are mostly quite generously wide, greens were in good condition possibly a little slow. A number of holes have a narrow ditch crossing the fairways at the bottom of slopes but other than that there is little in the way of water hazards. There are some interesting, challenging Par 3’s.
Really enjoyed our round of golf there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Great course

Great course, challenging layout with lots of undulating terrain, greens well kept and friendly clubhouse, highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Proper golf course!

Played this for the second time after doing so a few years ago.

The greens are some of the best I have played around Glasgow, its a relatively simple layout other than some key feature holes but it is still a challenge due to to some hills and the excellent greens.

Pleasure to play here and I will be back. Had a bit to eat as well, worthwhile if you can sit and admire the views of the Clyde.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very scenic course

I enjoyed playing this course which I last played around four years ago. It is a very scenic course with superb views of the Clyde estuary and the surrounding moors. Unfortunately, it had rained heavily the previous day and there were some hefty showers so the course was pretty wet in parts which slowed the greens and made other lies very squelchy.

I received a very warm welcome by the club professional when I reported in for my round and the other people I met at the club were very friendly.

All in all a course and club to be recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played

No communication

We were traveling to the course when we were told that it was cancelled due to us being outwith our tier area, we werent given much help in terms of trying to get a refund and we are still waiting on our money back. Played this course before though and its is good course but on this occasion we were let down

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Commented on 05/10/2021

Hardly a reason for voting a course 1star!! You shouldn't have been leaving your tier.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time there

I’m currently a non member golfer so Iv been going round different courses to narrow down my options. Even with winter greens in forced today the course was in good condition with friendly staff in the pro shop and at the bar, members are also happy to say hello and to talk to while having a pint post round. Would definitely recommend for anyone consider playing the course. Great value for money at a fair price. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very hilly

I really enjoyed playing the course but every hole was up hill.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

lovely sceinic course

enjoyed round of golf pity it was a bit frosted and winter greens , ground conditions fine ,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Helensburgh

Staff were very welcoming, and course was in great condition for mid-November.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played the course the day after a big storm. Course has stood up well to all the rain but 19 trees had been brought down by the wind, however the green keepers had cleared the debris from the course. A very nice layout with good greens made for an enjoyable game and we look forward to coming back again in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is OK

Relatively short course. In reasonable condition. Some tricky greens. Good value for money at £10 each, but probably not great value at the rack rate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good in all respects.

Excellent food and coffee, helpful proshop, course in good condition, especially the greens. Full marks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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