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Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
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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

Reviews

4.2
45 Reviews (45)
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Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Really like this course . It’s varied in the holes you play and has some challenges but is also score able. Greens fairways bunkers all good .

Really like this course . It’s varied in the holes you play and has some challenges but is also score able. Greens fairways bunkers all good . Nice views , friendly staff .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course and views , can’t fault it at all

Great course and views , can’t fault it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Nice course, greens in good condition. Shame about the slow play, walked off after 13 holes due to not being let through, have a word with the members. Took a hour to play first 7 holes, 2 to play the next 6.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very wet

Nice views ,greens are good.course very wet ,even though their hadent been that much rain

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, greens in good condition considering its February in scotland

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great Views

Nice layout, a good test of golf for the winter. Several fairways wet in places otherwise a pleasant round.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic course

Was made to feel welcome, everyone was so friendly and nice. The course is great with beautiful views over loch Lomond. Will definitely be playing again, and i highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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

Beautiful Course

Was made very welcome by the Pro and really enjoyed my game at Helensburgh. Interesting holes with some spectacular views across the Clyde. Good mixture of challenges and all was in great condition. Great value for a quality course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous to view and very friendly

A stunning vista from nearly every hole, a great layout and a worthy challenge. As always, I loved it, thanks to all at the club.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Winter golf

5 star course condition considering the winter. Will definitely play this course again.

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

Great layout and spectacular views

First time ive played Helensburgh defo be back we bit hilly and windy what you would expect this time of year but course itself was in superb condition for this time of year greens wer the superb for end of season .The pro in shop was very helpfull and friendly 100% be looking to play there open if they have 1 but defo be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
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