Golf

Glenalmond College 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 College encourages all pupils to enjoy the game of gold. With its own James Braid designed course, the College has one of the best, and oldest, school courses in the U.K. Boys and girls are offered the opportunity 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.

The College also runs a specialist Golf Development Programme, with no up-front entry cost for parents, simply run on a pay as you go approach. This includes: training sessions in partnership with Dean Robertson at Stirling University’s Golf Performance Centre; golf range visits on Monday and Tuesdays in Perth; and, of course, plenty of competition golf against all the other leading independent schools in Scotland. Frequently, during September, the College runs a 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, OGs entertain the school team each year at Ellie, Muirfield and Panmure golf courses. The College has regularly been Perth & Kinross Team champions and was the Plate Area Winner in the ISGA UK match-play competition a few years ago. The College has helped produce a range of talented golfers including Will Porter (with a +2 handicap), the current Scottish Boys Champion and who represented Scotland at U-18 level.

Other pupils have represented Perth & Kinross at U-16 and U-18 level, as well as Angus County. Golf scholarships are available. In recent years a number of our top golfers have gone on to USA Colleges, such as: Berkeley, California; Chattanooga University, Tennessee; Texas University; and also The Rice University in Texas.

For further information email Director of Golf, Peter Golden petergolden@glenalmondcollege.co.uk

pic: Golf scholar, OG Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson at St Andrews