Gleddoch, the luxury hotel, golf and spa resort near Glasgow, has appointed Stuart Cruickshank as manager of its golf and leisure facilities.
Stuart has over 37 years of experience in the golf industry, having worked at some of Scotland’s best-known golf courses including Deer Park Golf & Country Club in Livingston, which he managed for 22 years. From his first job as a greenkeeper at Falkirk Tryst Golf Club, Stuart has risen to being one of Scotland’s most respected golf course managers.
In his new role at Gleddoch, Stuart will oversee gradual improvements to the course with the aim of making it a destination to suit all skill levels. Commenting on his appointment, Stuart said: “Gleddoch has some of the best views in central Scotland and has incredible potential. It’s a well-used and much-loved course, and by making investments in new equipment, we have already made initial cosmetic improvements that increase the overall quality and appearance. And by implementing further updates over the next few months, we’re hoping to see it rise to meet the standards we know it’s capable of.
“Gleddoch is an incredibly friendly and welcoming club that challenges great golfers but doesn’t penalise beginners. It’s also a terrific year-round course that offers good value for our members, and one of our priorities is ensuring that the quality of the surfaces, especially the greens, is sustained throughout the winter months.”
The par 72, 18-hole course is located in Langbank, just outside of Glasgow, and is set over gently rolling hills and has views across the River Clyde and the Renfrewshire hills beyond. In addition to the ongoing course upgrades, the reception, pro shop, and ‘The Nineteenth’ bar have also been recently renovated, making the full ‘19-hole’ experience an enjoyable one.
Leisure facilities also include the newly created Imperia Spa which includes a 17m, heated indoor swimming pool, eight tranquil treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a fully equipped gym, and a relaxation room.
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