The magnificent par-72 layout at Westerwood stretches through silver birches, imposing firs and the heather that is so typical of Scotland, and is without doubt one of Scotland’s best hidden gems.
Thomas and Ballesteros combined their considerable expertise to create a fantastic collection of holes that will test and thrill players of varying abilities. The 4th and 6th, with their treacherously placed bunkers, are particular highlights of the course but the signature hole is without doubt the par 3 15th. Set against the backdrop of a 60-foot rock quarry face, with a devilish burn skirting the front of the putting surface, this hole is a real thrill to play. Walk off this little stunner with a par on the scorecard and you have done well.
Thanks to the considerable attention paid to the smallest details, the course enjoys fantastic conditioning, most notably on the undulating moorland greens which will really test your ability to hole those nervy 3 footers for par!
The Westerwood Golf Resort also offers its guests golf at the nearby course at Dullatur Golf Club. Dullatur boasts two great golf courses that have been designed by some of the games leading architects including Dave Thomas and James Braid.
The Carrickstone course is a highly regarded James Braid layout that offers stunning views over the Kilsyth Hills and Campsie Fells. Measuring 6,202 yards from the tips, Carrickstone is by no means a long course but its undulations and well placed hazards will test players of all abilities.
The Antonine course is shorter than the Carrickstone but none the less is equally challenging. This Dave Thomas design is stretched out over rolling parkland and features tricky undulations and well placed bunkers. Ditches and streams also test the golfer’s accuracy and course management skills.
Dullatur also offers golfers extensive practice facilities that are perfect for warming up prior to tee off.