Bathgate Golf Club
Coursetype: A relatively flat Parkland course with a Moorland feel on some holes. Trees and burns there is plenty to keep you alert
Number Of Holes: 18
Yardage: From the white tees 6328 yards
Bar/Restaurant: The spacious clubhouse provides excellent bar and catering facilities to members and the many visitors
Drinks/Snacks: Bar snacks and sandwiches are available all day
Changing Facilities: The Ladies and Gents locker rooms provide changing facilities for the visitor
Shower Facilities: Showers available for visitors use
Scorecard and layout
Bathgate Golf Club Scorecard. Click or Tap Image to see full size
Pro-Shop: Fully stocked and equiped Pro Shop offering a selection of current clothing and the very latest leading brands in golf clubs and golf equipment
Golf Club Hire: Golf clubs available to hire
Buggy Hire: Buggies available to hire best to pre book to ensure availability
Trolley Hire: Pull and battery powered trolleys available to hire
Practice Area: Long game area and bunker pitch and putttleist balls
Putting Practice: Practice putting green available
In their Words…….
The Club was formed at a meeting held on 12th May 1892 and the original 9 holes layout was prepared by Mr William Park (Junior) of Musselburgh. The course was officially opened on 22nd June 1892 by the Master of the Edinburgh Merchant Company who were the superior landlords of the land on which the course was situated. This link remains until today with an annual match played between the clubs.
The course was extended to 18 holes and a match between two professionals marked the official opening on 11th May 1907, Mr Ben Sayers of North Berwick and Mr Willie Fernie of Troon partnered by two amateur members of the Club. The club and ball used to open the course are on display in the Club trophy cabinet. In 1935 Mr James Braid was invited to review the course and his recommendations led to improvements and changes which formed part of the ongoing development of the Club.
The Club is situated 2 miles from the main M8 motorway which bisects central Scotland and Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling can all be reached by car in under half an hour. Located in the town centre itself and the clubhouse is a five minute walk from the railway station which has a direct link to Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Airdrie.
The course provides an excellent test of golf, evidenced by the quality of players it has produced. The Club are delighted to have produced two Ryder Cup Captains in Eric Brown and Bernard Gallacher. Eric captained the side in 1969 and 1971 and Bernard of course in 1991, 1993 and 1995.
The Club has produced other international players most notably Stephen Gallacher who represented his country at Boys, Youths and Senior level and is now a successful touring professional.Bathgate Golf Club