BL Balmore Golf Club

Just seven miles from the centre of Glasgow, Balmore is one of the most picturesque courses in the area, with uninterrupted views of the unspoiled surrounding Baldernock countryside. Interestingly, the tee for the first hole is in a sloping field called Egypt. The golf club began its life in Scotstounhill and moved out to Balmore in 1907; the railway, with a stop at Balmore, being in existence. A newspaper article in May 1914 describes a burglary by local children where, amongst a large list of stolen goods from the golf club, there were 311 railway tickets; these were to be sold to members of the golf club. The eighteen-hole course, designed by Harry Vardon covers part of the old Glenorchard Estate and has many fine mature trees. It is also licensed premises, a rare thing in Baldernock.