Play a round in a golfer's paradise - golf
holidays in the Outer Hebrides.
you're here for business or pleasure, it's worth taking time out for
golf and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well the golf
courses are kept in the Western Isles. While the greens and
may not be up to some mainland standards, the views and the wildlife
more than make up for it.
Besides, we all
need a new challenge occasionally.
There are five
courses to choose
from - so perhaps you’ll be back with friends to spend a week
playing the lot. To avoid disappointment, we suggest
check the course you choose is not reserved for a competition.
Club, on the Isle of Lewis,
is less than
a mile from the Caladh Inn and offers 18 demanding holes in a beautiful
parkland setting. Pay and play - most weekday times with no tee booking
- currently £15 a round or £45 for a week. Note
Saturdays are normally members' medal play.
The Isle of Harris Golf
may be the most spectacular location in the UK - the views are
amazing. An annual club competition takes place to win the
Fiver, which Nick signed before placing it in the honesty box - these
days you’ll pay around £10 for the day (9 holes).
Take a ferry from Harris to
Southern Isles, where you can play the
9 hole, 18 tee course originally laid out by servicemen
at Benbecula - it’s flat and short, but surprisingly
also about £10 per day.
Then travel further
Askernish in South Uist, a 9 hole, 18 tee links course,
where you’ll certainly feel the Atlantic breeze and enjoy a
welcome from the members. The club has recenly
the Old Tom Morris course, which had all but disappeared, so the
golfing at Askernish is of the original Scottish style - expect to be
playing plenty of shots from the rough! Currently
Finally. take the
Eriskay to the Isle of Barra where you can play the nine hole links
course over the
hills at Barra
Golf Club, enjoy more Atlantic views and try to avoid what’s
claimed to be the largest sand bunker in the world! Here,
the greens are fenced to keep the sheep off.
For a complete
travel and hotels accommodation package to cover all five courses, see Hebridean