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). Opened 24 years ago in 1993, the course makes heavy use of natural hazards such as streams and marshland areas.
Loch Lomond excels on its short risk-reward par four holes. There is great variety in the routing and unique and imaginative shaping of bunkers. The course is manicured perfectly with the beautiful gently rising mountains as the backdrop and the crisp blue water at their base.
The burn snaking around several holes adds to the charm of Loch Lomond. The glens, with their gentle sloping, the trout streams and ponds, peat bogs, thirty-five feet of elevation change and the old trees make this a remarkable setting for golf.
The course is a true test of golf, demanding skill on the tee, on the fairway and on and around the green. Streams and marshland areas form natural hazards, while majestic trees, including Scots Pine, Douglas Firs and ancient oaks add to the grandeur.
Along with its championship course, Loch Lomond Golf Club’s clubhouse is extraordinary.
The course has several streams running through it, marshes and 47 different species of tree, such as beeches, Douglas firs, larches, limes, pines and vast oaks.
Weiskopf and Morrish made full use of the rolling landscape, the mature woodland and the spectacular stands of azalea and rhododendrons in their design making every hole a memorable experience. From the back tee s at 7100 yards the course provides a great test for the professionals.