Pupils, parents and alumni benefit from access to our own 9-hole, 18 tee golf course, designed by renowned champion golfer and golf course architect, James Braid.
Glenalmond College encourages all pupils to enjoy the game of golf. With its own James Braid designed course, the College has one of the best, and oldest, school courses in the UK. 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 ‘The Glenalmond Golf School’ which aims to create a golf culture within Glenalmond College making the game accessible to all, in the country which brought the game of golf to the world. The golf school will offer regular term time coaching and practice time at its varied facilities to all pupils; 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. 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.
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pic: Golf scholar, OG Andrew Gibson