Shotts Golf Club
Shotts Golf Club, Shotts, Glasgow, Scotland, ML7 5BJ
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10 reviews of Shotts Golf Club
If you are travelling to Scotland or indeed stay in the Central Belt in Scotland, Shotts is perhaps one which may interest you. The course is a very challenging layout, where every hole is unique and requires strategy to get round the course in a decent score. Notable holes: 2nd: Short but deceptive par 4, the hole runs alongside the railway line making aiming right along the out-of-bounds fence intimidating. Green cannot be seen from tee and many a drive can stray into the trees placed between fairway and green approximately 275 yards from the tee. Burn runs in front of green too. 4th: The notorious "Devils' Elbow" is a long par 4 with a sharp dogleg from left to right uphill, to a green perched high into a small corner surrounded by woodland behind and right, as well as a burn which runs along the right hand side of the fairway. Par here feels like a birdie. 10th: Long dogleg right to left par 5, requiring a long drive and second shot to reach the green in two. Forestry left means cutting corner of dogleg is not an option, hence playing the hole to its full length. 17th: Tee box sits beside 2nd tee heading in opposite direction to 2nd, with railway and OOB right next to the left of the fairway. Thick rough to the right of fairway means accurate is imperative in order to birdie/par. 2nd shot plays into a small pocket green into a corner with the railway to the left and trees left and behind. Great value at £30 per person.
Played Shotts (29'10'11) as a visitor, and can only say how welcome the Pro & members made you feel. Conditions were awful before we teed off, with torrential rain that made us think twice about getting ready !!! Thankfully the rain stopped, and the course was worth it, yes, there were a few areas of standing water (mainly on a few fairways) but I know a few courses close-by that would be almost unplayable after the rain we'd had. It was also good to see, some on-going drainage works to ao couple of holes. All too often clubs are happy to take the money, and just not re-invest in the course, not the case here. The course itself offers a decent challenge, with varying holes, dog legs, elevated greens, and most of the greens had a bit of undulation in them, so your having bring your A putting game with you. We got battered by the very strong wind, which affected our scores, but never the less, the course & staff did enough to make us think we'll be back. And using the Gree Free vouchers it was less than £20 for 2 of us. Very much worth a visit.
The first thing that impressed me about Shotts was the number of amateur competitions they had scheduled. I believe that was 2005 or 2006. This says something about a club. Certainly they're not embarrassed to be seen by visitors! It appears to me that they've got a very active club, with many of the guys enjoying open competitions. They also appear to have put some effort into recruiting young players, which may account for some of the previous comments. Every time I've been there, I've seen a vitality in the young players by the practise green and the 1st Tee. The course was lovely. Interesting layout. Enjoyable walk. Challenging. Good value. Helpful pro. I plan to visit it annually.
Mr Horne......you say there has been work done on the Greens at shotts. I am guessing you are talking about the 6th and 13th? (correct me if i am wrong). The 6th Green is totally different from the rest of the greens on the course, Its like putting on Laminate flooring. The 13th green is now "baldy" in places, and never has a consistent speed, or has a true roll. So as you say....There has been a lot of work done....In my opinion it has not been a success. Also......there are adults who are dis-respectful 2 younger players (u18) and they are treated differently from Certain senior members. But overall if Shotts is dry....It provides a great challenge for your golf game.
It is a pity that Mr McCue did not take your advice and take up his gripe with the club in person. But to put the record straight in the past 5 years we have built 2 new greens,4 new tees as well as other extensive drainage work on the course. Also the clubhouse has been extensivley refurbished. There is more work being planned for both the course and clubhouse for the 2005 season so for a great days golf come to Shotts you will always find a warm welcome and a chalange
It is a pity that Mr McCue did not take your advice and take up his gripe with the club in person. But to put the record straight in the past 5 years we have built 2 new greens,4 new tees as well as other extensive drainage work on the course. Also the clubhouse has been extensivley refurbished. There is more work being planned for both the course and clubhouse for the 2005 season so for a great days golf come to Shotts you will always find a warm welcome and good value. Come and decide for yourself see you soon.
A hilly moorland course with some exceptional holes . A par at the 4th is is always a bonus as it is all uphill with lots of trouble on the right and round the green, while the 16th is a long drive to a small green. And when the wind blows, and it can , many of the holes can become a whole lot longer
I played the course on a very calm day by Shotts standards, still a test though if you dont hit the superb greens.A much tougher test if the wind gets up.Good helpfull service from the Pro Shop and Club House to end a good days golf.
SHOTTS IS A LOVELY COURSE TO PLAY. FAIRWAYS ARE GOOD BUT I WAS MOST OF ALL IMPRESSED BY THE GREENS. 17:02:01
in the shotts golf club page the secretary is wrong it should be martin halliday.
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