The course was originally designed as an 18 hole by the renowned golf course architect Dave Thomas whose projects have included work at The Belfry, Terre Blanche in France and the San Roque Golf Club in Spain. Torrance Park Golf Course shares similarities with his other Scottish courses which include, Spey Valley, The Roxburghe and Cardrona with its use of well shaped holes, large bunkers and water hazards which encourage golfers to adopt strategies based on their own level of ability. The tees and greens are built to USGA specifications and provide a consistent high quality playing surface.
In 2023, the course was redesigned and reduced to a 9-hole course with the introduction of 2 new very testing holes.
The course provides a variety of experiences, on some holes there are great long distance view over the surrounding area and others wind through woodland settings. The site forms part of the local green belt and areas of the site provide varied environmental habitats for local wildlife and birdlife.
Over the years the site has seen a range of mining and other industrial activities and the construction of the golf course has helped to protect and enhance the local environment. The legacy of the site’s industrial past has presented challenges to the golf course and the process of restoring the environment to its original moorland condition is ongoing and can be seen in drainage works and other similar programs.
The recently completed clubhouse facilities are provided off Morris Drive adjacent to Torrance Park housing development.