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West Lothian Golf Course

A golf course situated in the rolling hills between Linlithgow and Bo'ness, straddling the boundary between West Lothian and Falkirk, West Lothian Golf Course was originally laid out on the slopes of Airngath Hill by Willie Park Junior in 1892. This early course extended to only nine holes. The site was claimed by some to be the location of a battle between a Pictish leader, Argadus, and the Romans in the 2nd C. AD. Excavations on the course have uncovered stone coffins, a jet ring, two long slab-laid graves and a small stone cist-like structure, although these finds seem to pre-date the supposed battle. A stone axe was found in 1924 and presented by the then Club President Henry Moubray Cadell (1860 - 1934), the noted geologist who lived at the adjacent Grange, to the Society of Antiquities in Edinburgh.

In 1979, the course was re-opened following a complete redesign by golf architect Fraser M. Middleton. It now extends to 6249 yards (5714m), covering an area of 60 ha (148 acres) and has a par of 71. The course is the home of the Scottish PGA Young Professionals Championships. The hill-top clubhouse offers panoramic views over the Forth of Forth to the north and Bathgate Hills to the south.


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