Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland
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Kames Country Club

Kames Country Club, Cleghorn. A country club with a golfing complex opened in. 1993. There were two courses, a coaching center, Explanar, Gasp, a driving range, short game practice and an indoor putting area.

 

      “The Championship Mouse Valley Course opened in July 1993. The course, playable over a number of distances presents a fair and demanding test of golf club selection, course management and knowledge of striking distances. As the majority of amateur golfers 'slice' the ball, the course is designed to play clockwise which means that the perimeter out of bounds hazard is always on the 'hook' side of the course. Many of the holes present the golfer with a risk and reward approach. Risk the more difficult or longer shot and the reward will be the ideal approach into the green with mid to short irons. Mouse Valley course is a championship course and currently is one of the longest courses in Lanarkshire standing at 6650 yards from the black tee's. Each hole is unique and you will not find two holes the same. The 13th stands at 553 yards and for the big hitters its two big strikes to get home but we also have a par 3 only 95 yards long, but be aware its called "oh dear".What ever your ability the Mouse Valley championship course is a great challenge.”

 

      “The shorter 18 hole Kames Course was added in 1999/2000. It is an interesting and demanding small course with small contoured greens demanding accurate mid to short iron play. The Kames Course was then made into another 18 hole course which was opened in 2006. The Kames Course is only 3500 yards long but don't be fooled into thinking it will be easy as missing the fairway or green could result in loosing your ball as all fairway's are tight. There is a run of holes from the 10th that would make you think you are playing the renound Gleneagles course as you are surrounded by a mature tree line, and again miss the green or fairway and you might be coming out sideways, accuracy on this stretch of the course is paramount.” (Club Brochure)

 

The Club had made little money in recent years because of the recession..There was a decline in membership at the golf course, and the heavy rates bill compounded the issue which meant it wasn’t viable to continue.. The Mouse Valley course, the professional’s shop, starters’ hut and dressing room were closed in February 2014 and in  April 2014 the enterprise was placed in administrtation.

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