question usually asked about Loudoun Gowf Club is
why "Gowf Club"?
It would appear
that the Gowf Field of Loudoun, so called as far
back as records are available, was the private golf
field of the Campbell family of Loudoun Castle and
had been in existence from the early sixteenth
century. Golf or "Gowf" (the old Scottish word for
golf) has been played on these fields for over 400
years. It is believed that this ground has never at
any time been under the plough in all these years.
One can therefore appreciate why the turf at
Loudoun is unique and probably among the finest of
any inland course.
owned course is a fairly flat parkland course with
picturesque tree lined fairways set in the Irvine