Welcome to Loudoun Gowf Club
The only 'Gowf' Club in the world
Various membership categories available
No Joining Fees
Visitors are always warmly welcomed
A modern and inclusive club, open to all
Mature tree lined parkland course
Fantastic Hospitality
The course is open. All buggies may be used.

Welcome to Loudoun Gowf Club, ‘a unique and historic golf club’ and the only ‘Gowf Club’ in the world.

The first question usually asked about Loudoun Gowf Club is why is it known as a "Gowf Club", and not a ‘Golf Club’?

Gowf is in fact the ancient Scottish word for golf, and Loudoun is unique in being the only ‘Gowf Club’ in the world. Golf, or gowf, has its historical roots in Scotland with the earliest written record of the game dating back to 1457 and more specifically there are historical references to gowf being played at Loudoun dating back some 400 years with written accounts of ‘The Gowf Field of Loudoun’, as it was originally known. Gowf at this time was a relatively inexpensive sport to play, making it accessible to people of all social classes. and we are rightly proud of being ‘a custodian of these original Scottish golfing values and traditions’. The use of the term ‘Gowf’ has been enshrined by the club, and its members, since the first ball, in ‘modern times’, was struck by the Duchess of Loudoun on the 20th February 1909.

Located within the Irvine Valley in the heart of Ayrshire, our parkland course presents a variety of challenges and epitomises all that is pleasurable within a course. Rows of mature trees, the occasional burn along with well bunkered and maintained greens and strategically placed par 3’s, all set you up for a great days ‘gowf’ that can be enjoyed by ‘gowfers’ of all abilities.

The course is set in gentle undulating countryside, with rolling hills and lush greenery, and is conveniently located within a short drive from the Ayrshire coast and a 30 minutes' drive down the motorway from Glasgow.

The Club offers a variety of social and playing membership options to suit your golfing needs and preferences and we always aim to provide our members, guests and visitors, with a quality golfing experience, excellent facilities and a welcoming atmosphere.

After your round enjoy a delightful dining experience with fresh, locally sourced cuisine as our attentive catering and bar staff ensure your comfort and enjoyment within our modern Clubhouse surroundings. We are sure that you will be very impressed with the full golfing experience which awaits you at Loudoun Gowf Club.

For more information on membership packages, or to book an individual or visiting party tee time, please contact us using the contact form below, via email or by calling the Club


Loudoun Gowf Club
Loudoun Gowf Club, Newmilns Road, Galston, Scotland, KA4 8PA