Torrance House Golf Club

Torrance House Golf Club, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Scotland, G75 0QZ

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11 reviews of Torrance House Golf Club

I played at Torrance House recently, (Sept 2012), and the first thing you need to remember when comparing with anywhere else, is, this is a municipal course. I only wish this set the standard, because it was by far, the best public course I'd ever played.

It should be said the conditions (damp/wet) were not the best, but it still shone through as a good course in bad conditions.

Many variations on the holes, some short downhill, others uphill, dog legs to left & right, blind shots, tight fairways, open fairways. I think it was a real gem. The tees and green were in fab condition too.

Very enjoyable 4 ball we had, and a true find. Will definately return and play again.

Posted by Chris Laidler on 25/09/2012
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Torrance House is a very good municipal course.
Although a modern course, it has the feeling of being much older as it was largely created using existing mature parkland.
There are almost no poor holes and a number of memorable ones - including the excellent 10th, 16th 18th holes - and there's a good mix of 5 par 3s, 8 4's and 5 par 5s.
Perhaps one minor criticism is that it isn't perhaps as challenging as some courses from the yellow pegs, but the extra 350 yards off the medals would make it fairly tough.
The course is usually in very good condition and is a credit to the council that they keep it in good nick whilst green fees remain modest.
The biggest problem with Torrence House is the Kafka-esque booking system, whereby South Lanarkshire residents are given preferrential tee times. You have to give address details and be logged in to "the system" in order to play. With all this, and the repeated phone calls to the permenantly engaged line (there is only one starter) it can be a victory in itself getting a sensible tee time in the summer.
It's worth it though, it's a good course.

Posted by Jim James on 11/11/2007
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Without doubt the best Council run course in the area. At just over £10 a round it is superb value.
Some very challenging holes, the par 5's especially. The 4th with it's sloping fairway and dogleg, the 6th with it's long drive down through the trees and burn that awaits any short 2nd shots and the 17th with it's blind 2nd shot to the green. The short 18th is also an excellent way to finish.

Posted by Pat Glagsow on 21/07/2007
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As a young lad I was introduced to the delights of golf at Torrance House and yesterday I played the course once again for the first time in over thirty years.
In this day and age I was amazed to find a green fee of only £10 which, on reflection, represents the best value for golfing money I've had for years. Although I know that the course is extremely busy at most times, I thought it was in excellent condition. The majority of the tees were in good nick as were the greens. The mowers were in the process of attending to the fairways and the smell of newly-cut grass simply added to the pleasure of this reunion.
The course is not the most challenging but neither should anyone anticipate an easy ride. There are enough demanding drives and blind shots to make even the best golfers think twice.
I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Torrance House Golf Club - I will not be waiting a further thirty years before returning!

Posted by Calum Gray on 23/08/2006
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i have played and paid[maybe too much at times]a lot of courses in this area ,but this is by far, the best value for money course to play regardless of its so called council/municipal status.

Posted by sidney campbell on 17/07/2006
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fantastic course,when i seen price for round i expected a usual council course,but this one is well kept and decent length with 5 par 5,s be careful of the par 3,s the 8th says 180 yards and doesnt look it,you will use a 150 to 160 yard club and fall short

Posted by john ross on 24/06/2006
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I visited Glasgow during the weekend on 9/10th August. I had the clubs in the back of the car but did not know where to play. Phoned and visited some private clubs but could not get on due to club competitions/or my face did not fit.
However the starter at Blairbeth GC helpfully recommended Torrance House to me. I got the phone number from Yellow Pages phoned them up at a tee time was set up
for 16.14 on Saturday 9th August.
I'm originally from Glasgow but have lived in England for over 20 years. I thought I knew the area quite well. What an absolutely fantastic course Torrance House is - it's a real gem and a tribute to all those involved in making it what must be one of the best municipal courses in the UK.
Also what I was very suprised at was the weather. I have never been in East Kilbride in my life when it has been hot. Even if the sun shines it's normally still a bit raw. But maybe global warming is helping EK and Scotland. On Saturday 9th August Torrance House was more like La Manga as temperatures hit 30 deg C. Maybe this explains the high scores - excuse's, excuse's...
I would imagine in the wet the course can get very wet/boggy. I found the layout slightly confusing particulary some of the front 9 holes. A few markers to the next tee would have been helpful but we managed it without any blunders. Also a map of the course would have helped on the longer par 5's when you cannot really see where you are going - more excuses. The 18th is a great finish. I'm not a big hitter for this 136 yds downwards hole. A moderate 7 got me on the green.
A great course - let's keep it a secret.

Posted by Ian Reynolds on 11/08/2003
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As a member of THGC I noticed that you still have JB Asher as Secretary. Unfortunately John passed away this year, and has been succeeded by Margaret MacKerlie.
regards
S Colquhoun

Posted by Scott Colquhoun on 15/06/2003
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ive been a member of torrance for 5 years now. played many courses in glasgow and surrounding areas but still i pine for my favourite little gem. the only draw back is its still council owned . sometimes very difficult for members trying to arrange a bounce game at short notice.much needed work is now taking place to soggy fairways & greens.but it has more than it fairshare of beautiful holes & the club house staff are pleasant

Posted by andy morgan on 01/02/2002
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this is a class course in very good condition.
once you play it it just makes you want to go out again.the par 3 18th is a tonic after playing 16 +17.

Posted by graeme on 15/05/2001
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Torrance House is one of the finest public course's in strathclyde , Set in the middle of a country park its also an ideal day out for all the family.\r\nSome of the holes are a dream to play , especially the par three 18th , Standing about a hundred feet above this short hole can be quiet intimidating if the pin is near the front

Posted by Andy Mc on 14/05/1999
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