Wonderful golf at Dragon's Tooth. Pay & Play golf - welcome to the jewel of the Outdoor Capital.
Spectacularly set between breath-taking mountains and the loch's edge, enjoy a memorable game on this superb, 9-hole & 18 tee parkland course. It's not just the location that is special (and this must surely be one of the most dramatic and beautiful loch-side locations in the Highlands), the course itself offers delight, magic and challenge.
The Dragons Tooth has quickly become a firm favourite with golfers far and wide. Why?
•Golfers of all abilities find a real welcome - first time golfers, complete amateurs and "early adopters" are as 'at home' here as seasoned experts
•Love, care and investment has created superb playing conditions (and it's getting better all the time!)
•Charges are low, so it doesn't cost much to play
•The Club House Bistro is a "10th hole" dream come true - here you will find decent fresh coffee, home baking, creative meals and lots of friendly services, including free wi-fi
The Dragon's Tooth Golf Course at Ballachulish is located on an undulating, tree-lined estate at the entrance to mighty Glencoe, just south of Fort William. Wide sweeps of grassland drop down to almost touch the loch. Panoramas from each of the challenging holes are breathtaking and the quality of the fairways matches mightier courses in Scotland. 5,038 yard, par 68/65 course.
The course offers all the facilities you would expect, including club hire, golf carts and friendly advice.
For the non-golfer, there is also lots to do. The "Dragon Monkey" Nature Trail Quest starts from the Club House, as do many rambles and local forest walks. Here you will also find bike hire, Segway Personal Transporter tours and a booking centre for all the activities and adventures offered by Glencoe Activities.
The course boasts fantastic USGA greens, allowing all year round putting and giving firm, dry summer putting surfaces. It stands up very well to whatever the west coast climate can throw!
Golfers of all standards find delight and challenge at this new golf course (opened in 2001). The 5,038 yard course is a par 68/65 experience and arguably the best feature is it's wonderful location in the breath-taking "Glenachulish" valley.
The course is smothered in flora and founa . Mature trees of all kinds enhance the edges of the fairways, from shapely old oaks overhanging the second green and hidden yew trees that are over two hundred years old, to a well situated, ancient Monkey Puzzle tree towering over the third green. In the spring, Bluebells carpet the riverbank that runs through the heart of the course as it sweeps down into Loch Linnhe from the dramatic Glen Ahulish gorge above.
0ur visitor book is full of great feedback with most visitors commenting on the quality of the course and the breathtaking views.
A recent quote from "THE INDEPENDANT GOLFER" :
"Across Scotland there are a number of nine hole golf courses that have recently been put in by farmers and their families. They have replaced sheep with golfers, the DRAGONS TOOTH is one of the finest examples of these to be found."
The social hub of the local area is The Gathering Place, the intimate and relaxed club house at the heart of the course. The picturesque building is nestled among trees and its inviting design with slate roof and timber cladding signals a warmth and stylish welcome inside.
The Gathering Place has a bar and lounge area, offering panoramic views across the ninth hole to the sea beyond. Whether you're staying in Fort William, driving by or playing golf, it's a stunning location to stop, relax and enjoy a good coffee whilst chatting over the day ahead. Of course there are changing facilities, showers and toilets, alongside a reception area where you will pick up essentials such as scorecards, balls and latest gossip.