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.
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 for the remarkable price of £110. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Corrie Golf Club 01770 810 606 email@example.com
Lamlash Golf Club 01770 600 196 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lochranza Golf Course 01770 830 273 email@example.com
Machrie Golf Club 01770 840 329 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shiskine Golf Club 01770 860 226 email@example.com
Whiting Bay Golf Club 01770 700 487 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!