The Playsport Golf Heritage Links course is a wonderful par 32 test of your game with rolling hills, undulating fairways, huge USGA specification greens and 51 bunkers to ensure every aspect of your game is brought into play.
Inspired by some of the most famous and finest holes from Open Championship Golf, our Heritage Links course brings all this together with an excellent layout and the best views over East Kilbride and beyond.
Played from the red and yellow tees, golfers of all levels will enjoy the rolling fairways and generous greens. Played from the whites and our matchplay ‘Tiger Tees’, the course takes on a whole new challenge and provides a much stiffer test of your game, requiring accuracy and confidence with the driver.
With fantastic drainage and USGA specification tees and greens, Heritage Links is a genuine year round course.
Hole 1: Par 4, 420yds (S.I. 2)
The opening hole takes inspiration from the second hole on the famous Ailsa course at Turnberry. Even though the tee shots looks very inviting it can be a tricky one – a slight dog-leg, it is well guarded by bunkers placed strategically to catch both tee shots and approach shots to the green.
The green is a fairly large target however it can be a blind shot from the fairway depending on the position of the tee shot. Down the left gives a better view and avoids a series of bunkers. Beware of going long of the green as there is a steep slope leading to a burn…
Hole 2: Par 3, 189yds (S.I. 6)
Our second hole has been inspired by the 4th hole at the 1992 Open Championship course at Muirfield and plays from an elevated tee to a deep green requiring accuracy as off the tee you’re often into the wind.
The yardage from the tee seems deceptive however the wind factor and positions of the bunkers protecting the green add to the danger – make no doubt, this is a testing par three early on in the round.
Hole 3: Par 4, 365yds (S.I. 7)
The third is a left hand slight dog-leg inspired by the 4th hole at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club and gives you your first view of the Playsport complex as you head back towards the building.
Your position from the tee shot is important as it’s possible to run out of fairway on the right hand side which slopes off steeply. The brave shot off the tee is down the left which will leave you with a short iron to the green however the left side of the fairway is protected by a series of bunkers as is the green.
Hole 4: Par 3, 200yds (S.I. 3)
Inspiration for the design of this hole comes from the 16th at Carnoustie, Barry Burn (we don’t have a burn however we do have the bunkers!) An elevated tee position gives you a great view of the green and although the hole looks relatively long, how you play your tee shot is very dependant on the wind which is usually at your back.
The green is protected on both sides meaning your tee shot needs to be accurate to avoid trouble and distance is essential as beyond the green your heading out of bounds.
Hole 5: Par 5, 475yds (S.I. 8)
Probably the most daunting tee shot on the course with the vast sleeper surrounded bunker to the right waiting to catch any stray shots! Many will recognise this bunker from the 4th hole at Royal St Georges from which we take our design inspiration.
Finding the fairway off the tee is a must and even carrying the ball over the right hand bunkers will lead to trouble as behind there is a large area of thick rough. The key to success on our longest hole is accuracy off the tee, the right choice of second shot and great positioning on the green – simple!
Hole 6: Par 3, 136yds (S.I. 9)
Without doubt the most heavily guarded green on the course, played uphill and often blind to the pin with deep pot bunkers left and right and normally playing longer than the yardage suggests.
The 13th hole at the beautiful Muirfield course in Edinburgh provided the inspiration for the design of this hole and this is evident in the difficult bunker positions, deep rough and hollows protecting the long green which slopes back to front.
Hole 7: Par 3, 173yds (S.I. 5)
The first of our St Andrews inspired designs is based on the 11th hole from the Old Course. Playing to a shallow and wide green protected by a series of bunkers to the right of the fairway and split by a bunker placed centrally in front of the green.
Select one or two clubs extra to make use of the slope at the back of the green to make for a less difficult putt. If you are unlucky enough to hit the first of the right hand bunkers you need to ensure your next shot matches your selection to avoid another sand visit.
Hole 8: Par 4, 392yds (S.I. 1)
Inspired by the 17th ‘Road Hole’ on St Andrews Old Course which is probably one of the world’s most famous golf holes. We don’t have a huge hotel!… but this hole does require a long carry off the tee, just like St Andrews.
Over the burn off the tee, you are met with a narrow fairway with out of bounds to the left and thick rough to the right. Most players will be playing a blind uphill shot to a green protected by bunkers on the fairway to the left and the famous road hole bunker to the front left of the green with the wall and road to the right which is an integral part of the course.
Hole 9: Par 3, 175yds (S.I. 4)
On paper this short hole looks to be an easy one to finish on however the distance and stroke index shouldn’t fool you. Inspired by the 9th at Royal Lytham & St Annes, the most obvious difference being the tree in the middle of our fairway protecting the green, forcing you to play an accurate tee shot as the green is surrounded on all sides by eight deep pot bunkers.
The four bunkers on either side and out of bounds to the back of the green makes this one of the most dangerous holes on the course and difficult if your chasing a birdie to take the game.
Adult 9 holes
Junior 9 holes
Short Game Practice Session
Massive USPGA specification green with pot bunker, chipping and pitching areas and limitless options for putting provides you with the ideal facility to hone your short game skills.