Gleddoch - Hotel Spa & Golf | History
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History of golf at Gleddoch

The on site Gleddoch House Hotel was originally the home of Shipping Baron Sir William Lithgow and has evolved into the 70 bedroom, 4 star property we are rightly proud of today.


The course opened in 1974 as a 9 hole layout and was quickly extended to 18 with the addition of what our members now call “the top half”.


European tour star Brian Barnes played in the official opening in 1975.


The lowest competitive score at Gleddoch was 63 by Stewart Russell of Hilton Park Golf Club and Michael Jones of Bolton Golf Teaching Centre in the 1995 Sunderland of Scotland Masters on the Tartan Tour. These scores stood as the course record until the repositioning of the first, 5th and 9th tees. Since these changes the lowest competitive score and now the official course record is 67 by Chris Burns (Gleddoch) in 2007.


The Carlsberg Open on the Ladies European Tour was staged at Gleddoch in 1980. Local player Wilma Aitken became one of the very few amateurs to win on the LET when she swept to victory.


Our most famous visitor would have to be the great Severiano Ballesteros. Seve hosted a corporate day here in 1985 and dazzled members and guests alike with his incredible array of shotmaking skills.