Golf

Glenalmond is fortunate to own a course designed by former Open Champion, James Braid. It is a 9-hole course with two different tees, allowing 18 holes to be played.

Glenalmond encourages all pupils to enjoy the game and with its own James Braid designed course it has one of the best and oldest school courses in the U.K. Boys and girls are encouraged to play, from the beginner right through to those wishing to become professionals like Carly Booth (OG), who has had great success on the women's tour.

We also run a specialist golf development programme with no up-front entry cost for parents, but simply a pay as you go approach. This includes: regular training sessions in partnership with Dean Robertson at Stirling University’s Golf performance Centre; golf range visits on Monday and Tuesdays, either in Perth or at Gleneagles; and of course plenty of competition golf against all the other leading independent schools in Scotland. We also run an annual September golf tour to Inverness and the Highlands, playing courses such as Castle Stuart, Boat of Garten and Moray.

The College is represented on alternate years in the Scottish Wayfarers Golf Match, which plays an R & A team on the Old Course at St Andrews, one of the highlights of the year. In addition the OGs entertain the school team each year at Ellie, Muirfield and Panmure golf courses. We are the current Perth & Kinross Team champions and were the Plate Area Winners in the ISGA UK match-play competition two years ago. The school has a range of talented golfers including: Will Porter (with a +2 handicap) who is the current Scottish Boys Champion and who also represents Scotland at U-18 level.

Other current players represent and play for Perth & Kinross at U-16 and U-18 level, as well as Angus County. This year some twenty boys and girls have official handicaps, ranging from +2 to 18, with many on low single figures. Golf scholarships are available along with membership of our elite athlete development programme for gifted sports people. In recent years a number of our top golfers have gone on to USA Colleges, like Berkeley in California; and we are looking at ways to help support our pupils through the SAT entrance papers.

Contact: Peter Golden, Director of Golf: petergolden@glenalmondcollege.co.uk

Golf scholar, OG Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson at St Andrews