Hamilton Golf Club – Lanarkshire – Best In Region Golf Course

Formed in 1872, Hamilton Golf Club moved to its present location on the outskirts of the town in 1925 when James Braid was enlisted to lay out a new course for the members. Despite one or two modifications down the years, Braid’s original design remains largely intact.

A major tree planting exercise in the 1970s certainly added definition to the fairways but the arboreal overgrowth from this process resulted in the club undertaking a recent tree removal program to open up certain areas – around the 18th hole in particular – and this now allows more wind and light into these parts of the course.

The layout features only two par fives (played back-to-back at holes 4 and 5, “Lang Gait” and “Woodyett”) so it’s Hamilton’s solid set of par four holes that form the major challenge here – apart from maybe the rather weak, semi blind short par four 8th hole, where the green sits in something of a dip at the most southerly part of the property.

The four par threes on the card are nicely spread out and they’re a rather diverse quartet with yardages varying from a mere 133 yards at “Hoolet Row,” the pretty little 3rd, to a mighty 220 yards at “Perfection,” the downhill 12th, which demands nothing other than pinpoint accuracy at a well-bunkered hole.

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