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Routenburn Golf

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Routenburn Golf - The Course

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This hilly, moorland course offers the golfer an unforgettable experience.

Routenburn Golf Course, opened 1914, is a fantastic example of a James Braid designed golf course. Although not the longest course, at 5262 yards, this hilly, moorland course offers a challenge for all levels of golfers as well as some breathtaking views over to Arran, the Cumbraes and beyond.

From sloping greens, to blind tee shots, Routenburn has it all. Golfers of all abilities enjoy the tricky par 3’s, testing par 4’s and deceptively difficult par 5’s, however breaking par of 68 is never an easy task… just ask our members!

But concentrating on the golf may be difficult… the views are among the finest in Scottish golf.


Panoramic views from the course!


View from routenburn golf gourse
Routenburn golf course - 9th fairway
Routenburn golf - 17th


History At A Glance


Largs Town Council purchased 139 acres of land at Routenburn in 1913 for a knockdown price of £4,000 and decided to take advantage of the growing popularity of golf by building a golf course which, according to the Provost of the day, "will be one of the best assets Largs will possess".

the golf course is one of the best I have ever been over and the different panoramic views unfolded to the eye as hole after hole is reached are not to be surpassed even in Bonnie Scotland. - Course Designer James Braid

The Council’s view was that a new 18 hole course would "draw a considerable revenue to Largs over the years" as the only alternative course in the area, Largs Golf Club, possessed only 9 holes.

Employing renowned golf course designer James Braid to "lay out the course" for a sum of £1,000, Braid, a designer of many golf courses, commented that, "the golf course is one of the best I have ever been over and the different panoramic views unfolded to the eye as hole after hole is reached are not to be surpassed even in Bonnie Scotland".

Routenburn Golf Course officially opened in 1914 and continues to provide affordable golf and breathtaking views of Arran, the Cumbraes and beyond.

Routenburn golf course

world handicap system     scottish golf

New Course Rating & Slope Rating


Certified by:

SCOTTISH GOLF - Authorized Golf Association
Adam Phillips - Handicapping & Course Rating Coordinator
17 Sept 2020 - Effective Rating Date

Explanation:

A Course Rating is the evaluation of the playing difficulty of a course for scratch golfers under normal course and weather conditions.It is expressed as strokes taken to one decimal place, and is based on yardage and other obstacles to the extent that they affect the scoring ability of a scratch golfer.

A Slope Rating evaluates the relative playing difficulty of a course for players who are not scratch golfers. The lowest Slope Rating is 55 and the highest is 155. A golf course of standard playing difficulty has a Slope Rating of 113.

Course ratings are determined, by permission of the World Handicap System, in accordance with the Course Rating System™ for the purpose of providing a uniform basis of which to issue a Handicap Index. Course Rating, Slope Rating®, and Handicap Index® are marks owned by the World Handicap System and may only be used in connection with the World Handicap System™.


Tee Name Length Gender Course Rating ™/Slope Rating Front 9 Front 9 Par Back 9 Back 9 Par Total Par
White 2012 5604 Men 67.9/126 34.0/123 33 33.9/128 35 68
Yellow 2012 5262 Men 66.4/126 33.4/120 33 33.0/126 33 66
Ladies Red 4741 Women 68.4/113 33.8/111 34 34.6/114 33 67

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COURSE HANDICAP CHARTS



MEN'S WHITEMEN'S YELLOWLADIES RED

Men's - White 2012

Course Rating™ - 67.9
Slope Rating® - 126 - Par 68

Handicap Index ® Course Handicap™ Handicap Index ® Course Handicap™
+5.0 to +5.0 +6 23.8 to 24.6 27
+4.9 to +4.1 +5 24.7 to 25.5 28
+4.0 to +3.2 +4 25.6 to 26.4 29
+3.1 to +2.3 +3 26.5 to 27.3 30
+2.2 to +1.4 +2 27.4 to 28.2 31
+1.3 to +2.3 +1 28.3 to 29.1 32
+0.4 to 0.4 0 29.2 to 30.0 33
0.5 to 1.3 1 30.1 to 30.9 34
1.4 to 2.2 2 31.0 to 31.8 35
2.3 to 3.1 3 31.9 to 32.7 36
3.2 to 4.0 4 32.8 to 33.6 37
4.1 to 4.9 5 33.7 to 34.5 38
5.0 to 5.8 6 34.6 to 35.4 39
5.9 to 6.7 7 35.5 to 36.3 40
6.8 to 7.6 8 36.4 to 37.2 41
7.7 to 8.5 9 37.3 to 38.1 42
8.6 to 9.4 10 38.2 to 39.0 43
9.5 to 10.3 11 39.1 to 39.9 44
10.4 to 11.2 12 40.0 to 40.8 45
11.3 to 12.1 13 40.9 to 41.7 46
12.2 to 13.0 14 41.8 to 42.5 47
13.1 to 13.9 15 42.6 to 43.4 48
14.0 to 14.7 16 43.5 to 44.3 49
14.8 to 15.6 17 44.4 to 45.2 50
15.7 to 16.5 18 45.3 to 46.1 51
16.6 to 17.4 19 46.2 to 47.0 52
17.5 to 18.3 20 47.1 to 47.9 53
18.4 to 19.2 21 48.0 to 48.8 54
19.3 to 20.1 22 48.9 to 49.7 55
20.2 to 21.0 23 49.8 to 50.6 56
21.1 to 21.9 24 50.7 to 51.5 57
22.0 to 22.8 25 51.6 to 52.4 58
22.9 to 23.7 26 52.5 to 53.3 59
    53.4 to 54 60

Men's - Yellow 2012

Course Rating™ - 66.4
Slope Rating® - 123 - Par 66

Handicap Index ® Course Handicap™ Handicap Index ® Course Handicap™
+5.0 to +4.2 +5 24.4 to 25.2 27
+4.1 to +3.3 +4 25.3 to 26.1 28
+3.2 to +2.3 +3 26.2 to 27.1 29
+2.2 to +1.4 +2 27.2 to 28.0 30
+1.3 to +0.5 +1 28.1 to 28.9 31
+0.4 to 0.4 0 29.0 to 29.8 32
0.5 to 1.3 1 29.9 to 30.7 33
1.4 to 2.2 2 30.8 to 31.6 34
2.3 to 3.2 3 31.7 to 32.6 35
3.3 to 4.1 4 32.7 to 33.5 36
4.2 to 5.0 5 33.6 to 34.4 37
5.1 to 5.9 6 34.5 to 35.3 38
6.0 to 6.8 7 35.4 to 36.2 39
6.9 to 7.8 8 36.3 to 37.2 40
7.9 to 8.7 9 37.3 to 38.1 41
8.8 to 9.6 10 38.2 to 39.0 42
9.7 to 10.5 11 39.1 to 39.9 43
10.6 to 11.4 12 40.0 to 40.8 44
11.5 to 12.4 13 40.9 to 41.8 45
12.5 to 13.3 14 41.9 to 42.7 46
13.4 to 14.2 15 42.8 to 43.6 47
14.3 to 15.1 16 43.7 to 44.5 48
15.2 to 16.0 17 44.6 to 45.4 49
16.1 to 16.9 18 45.5 to 46.3 50
17.0 to 17.9 19 46.4 to 47.3 51
18.0 to 18.8 20 47.4 to 48.2 52
18.9 to 19.7 21 48.3 to 49.1 53
19.8 to 20.6 22 49.2 to 50.0 54
20.7 to 21.5 23 50.1 to 50.9 55
21.6 to 22.5 24 51.0 to 51.9 56
22.6 to 23.4 25 52.0 to 52.8 57
23.5 to 24.3 26 52.9 to 53.7 58
    53.8 to 54 59

Women's - Ladies Red

Course Rating™ - 68.4
Slope Rating® - 113 - Par 67

Handicap Index ® Course Handicap™ Handicap Index ® Course Handicap™
+5.0 to +4.6 +5 24.5 to 25.4 25
+4.5 to +3.6 +4 25.5 to 26.4 26
+3.5 to +2.6 +3 26.5 to 27.4 27
+2.5 to +1.6 +2 27.5 to 28.4 28
+1.5 to +0.6 +1 28.5 to 29.4 29
+0.5 to 0.4 0 29.5 to 30.4 30
0.5 to 1.4 1 30.5 to 31.4 31
1.5 to 2.4 2 31.5 to 32.4 32
2.5 to 3.4 3 32.5 to 33.4 33
3.5 to 4.4 4 33.5 to 34.4 34
4.5 to 5.4 5 34.5 to 35.4 35
5.5 to 6.4 6 35.5 to 36.4 36
6.5 to 7.4 7 36.5 to 37.4 37
7.5 to 8.4 8 37.5 to 38.4 38
8.5 to 9.4 9 38.5 to 39.4 39
9.5 to 10.4 10 39.5 to 40.4 40
10.5 to 11.4 11 40.5 to 41.4 41
11.5 to 12.4 12 41.5 to 42.4 42
12.5 to 13.4 13 42.5 to 43.4 43
13.5 to 14.4 14 43.5 to 44.4 44
14.5 to 15.4 15 44.5 to 45.4 45
15.5 to 16.4 16 45.5 to 46.4 46
16.5 to 17.4 17 46.5 to 47.4 47
17.5 to 18.4 18 47.5 to 48.4 48
18.5 to 19.4 19 48.5 to 49.4 49
19.5 to 20.4 20 49.5 to 50.4 50
20.5 to 21.4 21 50.5 to 51.4 51
21.5 to 22.4 22 51.5 to 52.4 52
22.5 to 23.4 23 52.5 to 53.4 53
23.5 to 24.4 24 53.5 to 54.0 54

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To book a round of golf please contact Greig at the Pro Shop on 01475 687240.