Allander5thaThe 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 and beautiful dog-leg 5th 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 you can boast that you have hit the ball from Dunbartonshire into Stirlingshire!

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 Hole  Name  White Tee  Yellow Tee Par S.I .... Red Tee Par S.I
     SSS = 67  SSS = 66         SSS = 69   
     Yds   Yards        Yards   
 1  Mount Zion  363  361  4  9    345  4  9
 2  Auchengillan   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