Allander Course


The Allander course at Hilton Park, designed by James Braid, was built in 1927 and opened for play in September, 1928. It remains almost unchanged today except that it is more parkland than moorland now because of the large tree-planting programme carried out in recent years to add character and combat increased rainfall in this time of climate change. 

At 5517 yards the par 69 Allander (par 69 for ladies) is shorter than the Hilton but narrower which explains why lower-handicap men frequently find it more challenging than its longer neighbour and why many ladies also prefer it. 

Playing the Allander is a treat, not just because of the attractive design of the holes - the dangerous short 4th (Fickle) and beautiful dog-leg 5th (Burncrooks) being regarded as probably the best two of the 36 at Hilton Park, but because of the beautiful scenery in all directions.

An attractive feature of the Allander course is the burn after which it is named. When you drive across it at the 12th (Earl's Seat) you can boast that you have hit the ball from Dunbartonshire into Stirlingshire!

Allander Course Scorecard - click on a hole name for Stuart's pro tips. Download a scorecard here 

 Hole  Name  White
Tee
 Yellow
Tee
 Par  SI Red
Tee
Par   SI
     Yards  Yards      Yards    
 1  Mount Zion  363  361  4  9  345  4  9
 2  Auchegillan  289  287  4  15  267  4  11
 3  Craigallion  544  544  5  5  447  5  3
 4  Fickle  181  181  3  7  120  3  15
 5  Burncrooks  374  372  4  1  357  4  1
 6  Hog-Hill  320  268  4  17  259  4  13
 7  Tak-me-doon  154  156  3  13  142  3  17
 8  Drystane Dyke  315  313  4  11  289  4  7
 9  Halfway  306  306  4  3  291  4  5
   OUT  2846  2788  35    2517  35  
 10  Stockiemuir  158  156  3  8  136  3  16
 11  Carbeth  526  526  5  4  512  5  2
 12  Earl's Seat  284  282  4  16  199  4  12
 13  Geordie's Braes  383  381  4  2  323  4  4
 14  Garvel Bridge  344  334  4  18  324  4  8
 15  March Burn  169  169  3  14  130  3  18
 16  Jennie's Lum  327  324  4  6  316  4  6
 17  Forest Glade  161  159  3  12  130  3  14
 18  Catythirsty  329  327  4  10  279  4  10
   IN  2671  2658  34    2349  34  
   OUT  2846  2788  35    2517  35  
   TOTAL  5517  5446  69    4866  69  
   SSS  71  66      69