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Carradale Golf Club, Kintyre, Argyll
Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, Argyll
Tee off at unique island and coastal courses, which offer a first class golfing experience for all abilities in Argyll & The Isles. When booking a place to stay, look out for the Golfers Welcome award, which accredits accommodation providers that offer dedicated golf facilities, such as secure club storage.
Machrihanish Golf Club, located just a few miles from Campbeltown, is home to a historic links course designed by 'Old' Tom Morris in 1879. This classic 18-hole course follows the natural contours of the dunes which run parallel to the Atlantic Ocean and Machrihanish Bay, presenting some of the greatest views in Scottish golf. The opening hole is one of the game's finest and offers superb views towards the islands of Jura and Islay.
South of Machrihanish you’ll find Dunaverty Golf Club, which is a haven for golfers and wildlife alike with an abundance of birds and flora on display. You might even spot an otter during your play. The course provides a challenge for all handicaps with its testing layout and undulating fairways.
Across on the Isle of Mull, the 9-hole Tobermory Golf Course enjoys a wonderful location set on the cliff tops above Tobermory Bay. The hilly nature of the course provides a tough test for all golfing abilities, which include past Open Champion Tom Watson.
Port Bannatyne Golf Course is just one of the courses found on the Isle of Bute, the most accessible of all the islands off Scotland's west coast. Port Bannatyne is almost unique in having just 13 holes, with the first five holes being played again before a separate 18th. From the highest point of the course, at the 8th tee, golfers can enjoy the views towards Ettrick Bay, Loch Fyne and the Kintyre peninsula.
Back on the main land, Glencruitten Golf Club is a short and scenic 18-hole course set in the beautiful Glencruitten Glen. Situated about a mile and a half from Oban, the course provides an enjoyable round with a mix of tough approaches and difficult fairways. For more ideas and information why not take a look at the golfing itineraries, or see what else there is to do in Argyll & The Isles?
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Port Bannatyne is situated on the Island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde. Bute is the most accessible of all the islands off Scotland's west coast, being within two hours of both Glasgow and Prestwick Airports.
Carradale lies on the east coast of Kintyre and 30 minutes drive north of Campbelltown. It's a gem of a course and the views of the western profile of Arran unfold as soon as you step on the first tee.