Once you see an image of the Kelpies from afar, it’s one you won’t forget. Driving you will arrive at the Kelpies and The Helix Park in about 40 minutes. The amazing equine sculptures are mesmerising, and tours are available, however prebooking is recommended such is their popularity. Adjacent to the Kelpies is 26 kilometres of countryside and walking / bike trails to enjoy.
It is incredible to think that this park is Glasgow’s oldest park that spans 136 acres. Within easy reach of the city centre, it is located on the east side of Glasgow, and is proud of its green flag status, awarded in 2011. Watch out for regular events and festivals that pop up from time to time. Most visitors always enjoy a stroll around the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. Open daily
Calderglen Country Park
A day trip to East Kilbride stopping off at Calderglen Country Park is a delightful way to spend a day with or without the kids. Nestled in a lovely part of the countryside, you’ll be at one with nature as you stroll along nature trails or marvel at the wildlife around. The children’s zoo and courtyard café are popular areas and tend to get busy later in the day. Admission is reasonable with tickets starting from only £1.95 for an adult and 95p for a child. Under 3’s are free.
Haggs Castle Golf Club
The moment you arrive at Haggs Castle Golf Club, you find yourself amidst the picturesque parkland of Pollok Country Park. For more than a century, this course has been a source of challenges and delight for the golfing community. With a history of hosting European Events, including appearances by golf legends Bernard Langer and Ken Brown, it stands as one of Glasgow’s top courses. Conveniently situated, it’s just a quick 10-minute drive from the West End of Glasgow.
Cathcart Castle Golf Club
Cathcart Castle is open throughout the year, providing exceptional golf facilities. Positioned between Clarkston and Whitecraigs, it holds a desirable spot on the south side of Glasgow. If you’re in search of a challenging course, this is an ideal selection, boasting six holes where you can aim for a par 3. Visitors are greeted from Monday to Friday, and inclusive golf and catering packages start at £47.50 per person.
Cowglen Golf Club
First opened in 1906 this Glasgow-based golf course underwent a notable renovation in 1994, boasting stunning views of our enchanting city. Golf enthusiasts of every proficiency can relish a round here, and the course extends a warm welcome to both groups and individuals. For pricing and availability, it’s advisable to contact the course in advance. The club is situated at 301 Barrhead Road, Glasgow.
Sandyhills Golf Club
On the eastern outskirts of Glasgow, a quick ten-minute drive brings you to Sandyhills Golf Club, situated near Mount Vernon and enjoyed by golfers of various skill levels. Following a round, guests can unwind in the expansive clubhouse, enjoying refreshments while taking in the breathtaking course view. It is recommended that visitors contact the club beforehand to secure a tee time.
Treat yourself to a luxury golfing retreat at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, just a day trip away from Glasgow. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this stunning course with its generous fairways and a challenging par 74 layout. After a £25 million development in 2019, it has become a top-tier destination, heralded as a “must-play” for those exploring Glasgow and Ayrshire. The upscale clubhouse beckons visitors to unwind and dine in style. Secure your tee time online for either a 9 or 18-hole game.
Regardless of the weather, Topgolf guarantees a weatherproof, high-tech experience with year-round golf play and practice on three floors and 70 all-weather hitting bays. Your booking includes complimentary clubs, and the venue’s bar and restaurant facilities make it an ideal option for a delightful day or evening out. Positioned in Rutherglen, Glasgow, note the 2-hour playtime limit, making it perfect for groups of all sizes.
The Bishopbriggs Golf Club
Offering a stunning landscaped golf course, Bishopbriggs Golf Club is a hospitable local club known for its family-friendly environment. Visitors benefit from a nearby warm-up area by the first tee and accessible male and female changing rooms. The club extends affordable rates for individuals and groups, encouraging online advance booking for convenient tee times.