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Course is currently Open

Gents Bob Gunn (H'Cap 10+) and Strokeplay competitions today and Ladies Strokeplay too.

24.06.2017 07:10

  • Our Neighbours

    Largs Kelburn Golf Course is the centre point of the most significant one mile radius for sport and leisure anywhere in Scotland.

    Kelburn Country Centre (http://www.kelburnestate.com) lies to the Southern and Eastern boundaries and includes equestrianism, falconry, archery, walking and forestcraft amongst its attractions. The Centre has also become a well known host of boutique festivals.

    Marinas. There are two marinas within a short walk of the golf course. The longer established Largs Yacht Haven- http://www.yachthavens.com/largs/ and Fairlie Quay Marina- http://www.fairliequay.co.uk/ Both benefit from the proximity of the Isles of Cumbrae in diffusing strong onshore winds and assisting safe access.

    The Firth of Clyde is world renowned for sailing activity and the popularity of both marinas provides a welcome boost for the local economy and to the range of amenities. Largs Yacht Haven entrance lies over the road from the 16th Green while Fairlie Quay is within 200 yards of the 7th green.

    Within Largs Marina sits Largs Sailing Club (http://www.largssc.co.uk/ ). The club has been host to many national, international and world championship sailing events. The extensive clubhouse was opened in 1998 by Sir Chay Blyth.

    Situated next to the Largs Yacht Haven entrance we have the football pitches for use by the local schools and amateur teams. We co-exist well and let them have their footballs back. The footballers return stray golf balls. Manchester United legend Lou Macari was amongst many top players who honed their skills on those pitches.

    Our local centre for sport, SportScotland Inverclyde, is an inclusive national training centre which is currently undergoing a multi million pound redevelopment into a world class, residential venue for sport in Scotland, reopening in early 2017. You can keep up to date with the development of this exciting project for the Largs area at (http://www.nationalcentreinverclyde.org.uk/Home)

    A short ferry hop across the North Channel will see you in Cumbrae where you can cycle around to your heart’s content, visit the watersports centre and aquarium, or play a round with our good friends at Millport Golf Club (http://www.millportgolfclub.co.uk) Founded three years before Largs in 1888 the clubs have always enjoyed a great relationship.

    Just outside of the mile radius to the North lies Largs Routenburn Golf Club (http://www.kaleisure.com/golf/routenburn-golf-course.html ) Council run with a private club operating from a commanding stone clubhouse, the course will always be associated with the Torrance family. There are terrific views across the Clyde and the course is well worth a visit, especially on a Summer’s evening.


    Kelburn Estate

    Our course lies within the historic estate grounds of the 13th century Kelburn Castle which was thought to be built around the year 1200. Various additions have taken place over the centuries with the latest Victorian wing having been added between 1879 and 1880. The Castle has been occupied by the Clan Boyle since first built and is the oldest such castle to be continuously occupied by a single family.

    The title Earl of Glasgow was created for Lord David Boyle in 1703 and his estate settlement expanded to include lands further afield In Ayrshire and Renfrewshire.

    The Kelburn Glen with its waterfalls and deep gorges is regarded as one of Scotland’s most beautiful woodlands and leads to spectacular views over the islands of the Firth of Clyde.

    Firth of Clyde

    The Firth itself is one of the largest areas of sheltered deep water in the British Isles and has been a top sailing location for more than 100 years. It continues to attract increasing numbers of boat owners, sailors cruising in their own yachts, and those seeking a charter yacht holiday or a sailing tuition course.

    Up until 1263 the waters were patrolled by Viking invaders until they were finally ousted by the rumbustuous locals. That event is still marked with gusto during the annual Viking Festival.