Routenburn Golf Club, Largs

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CONTACT US

Routenburn Golf Club

Routenburn Road,

Largs KA30 8QA

 

Clubhouse -  01475 686475

 

Professional - 01475 687240

 

info@routenburngolfclub.co.uk

 

Jim Thomson (Secretary)

jim-thomson1@hotmail.co.uk

 

Kevin McGachy (Treasurer

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday

0700 - 2000 or dusk

Weekends

0700 - 2000 or dusk

T. Evans Monthly Medal last Saturday of month

 

Saturday 3rd September

Largs & Millport Trophy

 

Holms Hoggan Trophy

throughout the season

WHAT'S ON

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GOLFING SINCE 1813

Home to the Torrance Family

THE HISTORY OF ROUTENBURN GOLF CLUB

Largs Town Council purchased 139 acres of land at Routenburn in 1913 for a knockdown price of £4,000 and decided to take advantage of the growing popularity of golf by building a golf course which, according to the Provost of the day, “will be one of the best assets Largs will possess”.

 

The Council’s view was that a new 18 hole course would “draw a considerable revenue to Largs over the years” as the only alternative course in the area, Largs Golf Club, possessed only 9 holes.

 

Employing renowned golf course designer James Braid to “lay out the course” for a sum of £1,000, Braid, a designer of many golf courses, commented that, “the golf course is one of the best I have ever been over and the different panoramic views unfolded to the eye as hole after hole is reached are not to be surpassed even in Bonnie Scotland”.

 

Routenburn Golf Course officially opened in 1914 and continues to provide affordable golf and breathtaking views of Arran, the Cumbraes and beyond.

 

European Tour and Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance honed his craft here, under the tuition of his father Bob Torrance, himself a leading golf tutor and mentor to many of today’s leading golfers.

 

Sam turned professional in 1970 before going on to become a leading player on the European Tour, a regular member of Europe’s Ryder Cup Team and the winning 2002 Ryder Cup Captain. He continues to be a leading contender on the European Seniors Tour.    

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