Lanark Golf Club is found just outside the historic market town of Lanark in the Upper Clyde Valley, Scotland. Lanark is the 25th oldest golf club in the world. The course has been host to the R&A on 11 occasions as a regional pre-qualifying venue for the Open Championship.Lanark Golf Club was founded in 1851 with just six holes, in 1897 Old Tom Morris extended the course to 18 holes and the course saw further upgrades by James Braid in 1927.
Today the course is kept to the highest standards and is well known for its smooth fast greens, natural moorland fairways and breath taking views across Scotland’s Southern Upland hills.
Lanark golf course is an 18 hole moorland course with a par of 70 and a length of 5584m.
The course is built on a substrate of glacial sands which creates classic moorland fairways which drain freely and are playable all year.
The excellent condition of Lanark’s greens is praised by all who play the course as they are large, smooth, undulating and fast.
Lanark golf course is tough but fair. It is of an ideal length and difficulty to challenge the best golfers but still remain highly rewarding and entertaining for the more average player.
Unlike many of the early golf clubs the location of the course has never changed and golf has now been played on The Moor for almost 160 years.