Scotland's Golf Islands

Golf Courses

Thendara, Sandbraes, Whiting Bay, Scotland, KA27 8PZ

    If you love golf, you’re going to love Scotland’s twenty-six Golf Islands. Ranging from the far north down the western coastline and with a total of thirty-eight courses between them there’s nowhere else you can enjoy the variety.

    If you love golf, you’re going to love Scotland’s twenty-six Golf Islands. Ranging from the far north down the western coastline and with a total of thirty-eight courses between them there’s nowhere else in the world that you can enjoy the variety our islands can offer.
    We have eighteen 9-hole courses; eighteen 18-hole courses; one 12-hole and one 13-hole course. They range from the perfectly manicured to the slightly more rough and ready but all of them share the same rugged surroundings, charming villages and spectacular sea views.
    The Isle of Barra’s 9-hole course is the most westerly course in Scotland, while the most northerly is the 18 holer on the picturesque Isle of Whalsay, part of the Shetland Isles archipelago. If you’ve the time to travel further south it’s well worth making provision to visit the courses around Orkney and it’s surrounding islands – all within easy reach of the mainland or Shetland.
    For the seemingly impossible price of only £21 you can fly with Logan Air from Westray to Papa Westray and enjoy the world’s shortest shortest flight, lasting only 47 seconds! Be sure to claim your flight certificate when you land back in Kirkwall Airport from the Logan Air flight desk.
    Most islands have just one course although Skye, Shetland, Orkney and Mull each have two and the Isle of Rothesay has three. Of all islands, the isle of Arran has the most courses with three 18-hole, three 9-hole and one 12-hole course, all of which are over 100 years old. Author Jim Henderson has written extensively about the history of Golf on Arran and we would like to extend our thanks to Jim and the Arran Voice who have generously allowed us to publish his work on our site.
    Typically you can expect to pay between £10 and £15 a round, but all clubs have offer’s to suit every player’s pocket. Iona has without question the lowest price per round of golf on offer, not just on the islands but possibly mainland UK as it’s free of charge to all! This seemingly impossible situation has arisen due to the islanders maintaining the 18 hole links course with views onto the North Atlantic for their own pleasure and that of visitors.
    As all the courses on our site promote pay and play, it would be advisable to reserve a tee time, especially in the busier summer months, either by phoning the clubs directly or by clicking ‘Play’ on menu option above where you will be able to email them.
    Golf Shop Golf Tours
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Self Service
    • Shop
    • Snack Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian


    • Changing Room/Lockers
    • Communal Changing Facilities
    • Cubicle Changing Available
    • Payphones Available
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Toilets


    • Buggy Hire
    • Changing Facilities
    • Club Hire
    • Club House
    • Cost - Other
    • Cost - £0-19
    • Cost - £100+
    • Cost - £20-29
    • Cost - £30-39
    • Cost - £40-49
    • Cost - £50-99
    • Course Type - Coastal
    • Course Type - Links
    • Driving Range
    • Floodlit
    • Golf Shop
    • Holes - 10
    • Holes - 12
    • Holes - 13
    • Holes - 18
    • Holes - 9
    • Online Booking Available
    • Overseas Members
    • Practice Area
    • Theme - Hidden Gems
    • Tuition


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Can use own suppliers
    • Reception Facilities


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Equipment Hire
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area
    • Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

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    Golf Offer
    A trip to Arran is the perfect opportunity to expand your golfing horizons by getting round all these stunning courses. The island is relatively small so they’re all within close proximity to each other. This offer has been conveniently packaged into an ‘Arran Golf Pass’ which entitles the bearer to a round of golf on each of these seven courses plus access to the driving range for the remarkable price of £99 – a much cheaper alternative to paying all seven clubs and the driving range access individually. The pass grants one round of golf on each course. However, if any players wish to play another round on a particular course then they should contact the starters box and this can be arranged with the additional green fee being charged. If this offer appeals to you then you can purchase a pass here on the website very easily by completing your details and making the payment via PayPal. We will then send your pass out using first class Royal Mail recorded delivery. You can track the delivery process with the tracking number that will be given with your transaction.   Once you have ordered your pass, it is recommended that you book your tee-time in advance for each course by phone or online as the courses can get extremely busy during the summer and school holiday times and no priority is given to pass holders over other players. The details needed for booking are outlined below:  Brodick Golf Club 01770 302 349  Corrie Golf Club 01770 810 606  Lamlash Golf Club 01770 600 196  Lochranza Golf Course 01770 830 273  Machrie Golf Club 01770 840 329  Shiskine Golf Club 01770 860 226  Whiting Bay Golf Club 01770 700 487  Driving range 01770 860 530   Each pass is valid for 12 months and the convenient thing about the pass is that you can take multiple trips to Arran over the 12 months, taking the pass with you each time and ticking off each course on the list each time you go. There is no rule that says you need to play all the courses in one trip. The only club with restricted access is Lochranza which is seasonal and is only open from April to the end of September.   The attraction of this offer for many people is the flexibility of being able to complete the pass over a year. This means it can be used for a group weekend away, followed by a couples break for example – playing 3 or 4 of the courses each time round. For a boys ‘weekend away, the island is perfect. With plenty of pubs surrounding the courses, I’m sure you would never be short of something to do. And for a couples break, the golf pass is also really worthwhile. A few days spent in the Douglas Hotel, taking long walks along Whiting Bay beach and visiting some of Arran’s other attractions such as Brodick Castle, Arran Aromatics and the distillery is a great accompaniment to golfing on Arran and is a glorious way to spend a weekend away. Alternatively, the Sunday – Thursday midweek package including dinner, bed and breakfast at the Douglas Hotel for £89 per person per night is an ideal way to fit in all seven rounds of golf over a four/five night stay.. Don’t worry about this being too much of a mission as three of the courses are only nine holes!   The Douglas Hotel is in a wonderful location with a nice bar, good food and a luxurious homely feel to it. It’s perfect for all age groups and is known to be the island’s golf hotel. The nearest course is Brodick, just along the street. However Corrie, Lamlash, Lochranza, Machrie, Shiskine and Whiting Bay are only a short distance away. All the courses are challenging, some more than others, and offer beautiful sea views across the Firth of Clyde and onto Argyle.   There are two Caledonian MacBrayne ferries which travel to Arran – One from Ardrossan in Ayrshire and another from Claonaig in Kintyre, both of which allow cars to be taken to the island. Travel time is 55 minutes and 30 minutes respectively.   Travelling on the island is just as stress-free. As mentioned, both ferries allow cars as long as you book ahead so this is a popular choice for many tourists. Without the use of a car on the island, you can get around using public transport. There are frequent buses every day from Brodick pier to Lochranza and from Brodick to Lamlash and Whiting Bay. Hire cars and motorcycles are also available at the service station near the Brodick ferry pier as well as hire bicycles from several places across the island.   So for the best value and most flexible golf pass in Scotland, aptly available on “Scotland in miniature” just make one click to open up the doorway to this golfing experience which quite literally keeps giving again and again!

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