Founded in 1891, Cowal Golf Club overlooks the Firth of Clyde, one of the world’s most beautiful estuaries, and the seaside town of Dunoon.
James Braid designed course which skilfully exploits the wide variety of natural and typically Scottish features to produce as enjoyable a test of golf as you’ll find anywhere.
Driving off from the first tee beside the Clubhouse, there is a gradual incline to the green where you can enjoy a magnificent view down the Firth of Clyde to the Isles of Bute & Arran, and, 55 miles distant, the gannet Ailsa Craig rising out of the sea off the Ayrshire coast at Turnberry. At the third hole you’ll negotiate the wee burn. The fifth is an excellent 191 yard par 3. Then round the corner to the 6th and 7th where panoramic views over the Firth to the east and the Cowal hills to the west and north unfold. From the 12th you are led gently to the more level but none the less most testing part of the course with burns crossing the 13th and 15th fairways.