Island Golf in The
Duration: 4 days
The Inner Hebrides is a wonderful golfing
destination for those who are looking for a bit more adventure.
Easily accessible by ferry, golfing on these islands will give you
a unique experience as well as the opportunity to enjoy another of
Scotland's finest exports - whisky!
Take the ferry from Oban across to the Isle of
Mull. Here there are two 9 hole courses,
Craignure, a demanding links course and
Tobermory, the island's colourful capital, with
its cliff top location is an excellent test of golf, coupled with
superb views over the town and out towards the Sound of Mull.
Further south on the mainland travel from Tarbert
on the peninsula known as the Mull of Kintyre, across to Islay.
Islay is to The Machrie, an 18 hole links course
designed in 1891 by the celebrated Willie Campbell from the natural
terrain alongside Laggan Bay, this traditional links course rates
high as a must for the discerning golfer. Even more so if you
imbibe in the spirit for which Islay is famous, its malt
On the Isle of Bute, the 18 hole Rothesay
course is one of the most inspiring settings anywhere in
which to strike a ball. The Port Bannatyne course
is unusual in that it offers 13 holes, an ideal length if you want
a relaxed round. The 9 hole Kingarth is a unique
course set close to the sands at Stravannan.
For those who want to continue their Island
Golfing Experience, why not also visit the Isle of Arran lying off
the south west coast. Arran has 7 golf courses including the famous
Shiskine Golf Course which remains in its original
12 hole design.