Sunday 15th August 2004


In 2001 Ronnie Lumsden was asked to evaluate the potential to convert some spare land adjacent to the course for 2 or 3 new holes and also free up space on the existing course for practice facilities. The land in question, to the north of the course and adjacent to the Forth-Clyde canal, was an old marshy area that had partly been filled. A design was proposed for 3 holes that would replace 3 of the weakest holes on the course and enable the ideal practice facilities to be created.

A lengthy Planning process ensued and with the support of SNH and various environmental bodies we progress to create a par 3, par 4 and par 5 utilising as many of the existing trees as possible and upgrading parts of the Bishopbriggs Burn and an old drainage ditch as water hazards. A new wetland water hazard was also introduced.

Tonnes of fill material were imported as well as topsoil and the marshy areas were consolidated and shaped into new fairways. All areas were seeded out and ready for play within 18 months.

The old holes were converted into a driving range as well as a short course for children to develop there skills.

The new 15th hole (par 5) is shown in the image.





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