Strathendrick Golf Club near Appletree Cottage
Another beautiful day at Appletree Self Catering Cottage Loch Lomond and we decide to have a game of golf at our local Strathendrick Golf Club course on the banks of the Endrick Water.
This very attractive nine-hole course is only a three minute drive from Appletree Holiday Cottage. Nine holes but quite challenging none the less. The club welcomes day visitors and the very reasonable green fees are payable in an honesty box at the front door of the charming period clubhouse. A selection of hand trolleys are available at the clubhouse.
The course is a par 66 and immaculately groomed. The first hole The Whins is a very satisfying par 3. There is a small gorge / ravine running across three of the holes and this makes its first appearance on the second hole: Beanie's Dink a nice par 4 down to the bottom of the hill. Next is Gow's Gully another par 4 heading back up hill. At the green there are terrific views of stunning surrounding countryside as far as the Luss Hills on the far side of Loch Lomond, the Campsie Hills to the south and the peak of the mighty Ben Lomond to the north. Dalnair is next, so named after the massive Victorian pile on the far side of the Endrick. Built in the Scottish Baronial style it towers over the Endrick Water. Clinton's Creek has a steep beginning, levelling out towards the green at the top of the hill. Then our favourite hole: Castle View - a beautiful par 5 right across the top of the course.
The last three holes are all par threes. First is The Corner with a passing acquaintance to that ravine again. Then Broon's Brawest again over the ravine to the bottom of the hill. This hole can be a little shorter than expected!. Finally Endrick Bend ends as one would expect at the green adjacent to the club house.
There are another 15 golf courses within half an hour's drive from Appletree Luxury Self Catering Cottage, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - so happy golfing!