Golf At Woodlands Glencoe
Woodlands Golf Course, formally The Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course, is an award-winning 9-hole golf course located near Glencoe in The Scottish Highlands.
The course is open to all and offers spectacular scenery and wonderful playing conditions year-round.
It’s not just the location that is special (and this must surely be one of the most dramatic and beautiful loch-side locations in the Highlands), the course itself offers delight, magic and challenge.
Visitors Pay & Play
We welcome visitors of all abilities, and no handicap certificate is required to play our course. Booking a tee time is not necessary (one of the wonders of our rural location!) but please do pay for your round below before arrival if possible. Players are encouraged to use our digital scorecard and golf course map.
We value the friendship and support of many members, both local and from further afield.
Our membership boasts a diverse mix of men & women who either live in the area, or are regular holidaymakers to Glencoe & Ballachulish. New members are always warmly welcomed and can be promised spectacular golf that proves amazing value for money compared to many courses.
Full members of our other local courses – Fort William and Oban Glencruitten – can also benefit from a vastly discounted “2nd Membership” and we also have a special membership available for members of our local emergency services.
Click below to print out a membership form for 2021 or email email@example.com for more information.
Corporate members have a first-class convenient environment to entertain, discuss or negotiate with colleagues, clients or employees. The environment is relaxed, spacious and green, away from the pressures of the workplace.
Our corporate members can enjoy all of the benefits that The Woodlands Golf Course has to offer, including the amenities of the Clubhouse, Golf Course, and Practice Facilities.
Golf Course History
Woodlands Glencoe sits at “Glenn a` Chadias” (Glen at the narrow crossing) and for many decades the land was used for grazing cattle.
The golf course was the brainchild of the farm owners at the time, Ronnie and Joan MacLaughlin, along with their son Fraser. They appointed the well known Golf Course Architect Robin Hiseman who now practices his art in the harsh conditions of the Dubai Desert, a world apart from the lush conditions of the Highlands and the West Coast of Scotland. Robin was astounded by the superb setting at Ballachulish, and used his skills to create a course that is as challenging as it is beautiful.
It was Fraser MacLaughlin who put in so much hard work and devotion to creating the course, supported by his wife Lorraine and their young family. Andrew Burnett of Greenstaff Services provided much of the technical expertise and the skilled manpower that converted fields to fairways and the quality of the course today pays tribute to the craftsmanship of the construction.
After much work, “The Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course” (now Woodlands Glencoe) was opened on the 8th of June 2002 by Scottish Rugby Star Rob Wainwright.
The golf course surrounds Ballachulish House – a 250 year old country house which has chilling connections with the Glencoe massacre (1692) as well as the Appin Murder (1752) and the mystery of the Red Fox. For much of the last decade a country house hotel, the house is now a private home.
The whole area is steeped in Scottish history. The course also ‘hides’ part of this in the form of a Pictish burial site which has remained remarkably well intact and preserved. Golf course construction took into account this ancient burial site which was left untouched and the surrounding lay of the course means that it goes largely unnoticed by golfers. Indeed, it’s hidden from most, and you won’t find it listed anywhere!
Head Greenkeeper through to January 2021 was Jonny Henshall. He achieved so much in maintaining and developing the course from joining in November 2014. His passion, enthusiasm and hard work leave their mark and both members and visitors alike comment on how the course just gets better and better. Just this year the course was ranked among the top 50 9-holes in the world! Jonny’s predecessor David Lawrence spent 4 years nurturing the course up to the Autumn of 2014: the current calibre of the fairways, greens and tees has much to do with his professionalism and skills over many months of sheer grind and commitment.