Welcome to Lanark Golf Club

A wonderful golfing experience awaits you at Lanark, the 25th oldest golf club in the world. The moorland course is one of Scotland’s finest and the clubhouse facilities have recently been upgraded to a high standard. There is a well-stocked professional’s shop, practice area and an interesting little 9-hole course. The resident Chef  is very well regarded for outstanding catering.
A warm welcome awaits you at the Club.



The course is located just outside the historic market town of Lanark in the upper Clyde Valley. By road it can be reached in less than an hour from both Glasgow (25 miles) and Edinburgh (35 miles). Proximity to the M74 motorway makes Lanark Golf Club an ideal first or last stop for those on a travelling golf holiday from England. Click here for map.


Lanark Golf Club was founded in 1851 with just 6 holes. Forty six years later, Tom Morris (Snr) designed the full 18 hole course, further upgraded by James Braid in 1927. Today it is maintained to the highest green-keeping standards and is renowned for its smooth fast greens, natural moorland fairways, and beautiful unspoilt views across Scotland’s rolling Southern Upland hills.


The Course
The 6428 yard, par 70 layout provides a rewarding challenge to golfers of all abilities. The course has been host to the R&A on 11 occasions as a regional pre-qualifying venue for the Open Championship. In 2005 the British Girls Championship was played here, and it is a frequent PGA Tartan Tour venue. The Scottish Girls Championship was held at Lanark in July 2009. The Club is also hosting the Scottish Youths Championsip in 2013, the Girls' Home Internationals in 2015 and the Scottish Boys' Stoke Play Championship in 2016.
Approaching the 18th green
Approaching the 18th green
Lanark’s Silver Claret Jug, pre-dates the Open Championship Trophy by 15 years and has been played for every year since 1857 Silver Claret Jug


Many well known golfers rate Lanark very highly. Tony Jacklin is an honorary member and a frequent visitor these days is Ronan Rafferty respected commentator and former Ryder Cup player. Ronan comments that the course has “Some of the finest greens and best views you will find in Scotland.” This view is echoed by Colin Dalgleish, the former GB&I Walker Cup Captain, who said after a recent visit that “Lanark Golf Club is justly proud of its fine layout and great greens. It also offers spectacular views plus a warm welcome and I recommend it highly to any visiting golfer”.


New Lanark

In addition to golf, there is much to do in the local vicinity including a visit to the famous World Heritage village of New Lanark, and the many fine walks along the River Clyde.


You are most welcome to visit and experience Scottish moorland golf at its very best.


Putting on the 10th green
Putting on the 10th green