Bathgate Golf Course

Bathgate Golf Course

Image of Bathgate Golf Course in West Lothian | David J Whyte © Linksland

Bathgate Golf Club was established in 1892 and is the only club in the country that can boast two Ryder Cup captains and a Ryder Cup player in its membership. Eric Brown, Bernard Gallacher and Stephen Gallacher all played at Bathgate.

If you think you can challenge the course record here then you had better take your best stuff, as Sam Torrance carded a 58 here in 1992, a score unlikely to be bettered anytime soon.

The first hole is a par-5 here, and if you've not played the course before, it's worth taking a shorter club to avoid the burn that runs across the fairway.

That's a burn you'll once again encounter on the 14th and 17th holes, with the penultimate hole a par-3. It's the final short hole on the course, with all five posing a tricky test. Scoring well on these holes is difficult but crucial to your round.


  • Trolley Hire
  • Catering
  • Club Hire
  • Club House
  • Shower
  • Changing Rooms
  • Driving Range
  • Pro Shop
  • Putting
  • Buggy Hire
  • Practice


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