kintyre and west coast
The Kintyre Peninsula stretches down from the Crinan
Canal down to Campbelltown and is home to some great golf courses
including Machrihanish, one of the most famous links
courses (see photograph above). Machrihanish is 140
miles by road from Glasgow. It is a fantastic 18 hole links
golf course set alongside a wide windswept sandy beach and
is well known throughout the world as having "the best
opening hole in golf", having been voted this on many an
occassion by golf architects and players.
There is a new course - Machrihanish Dunes (7,175 yards), designed by David McLay Kidd who also designed the Bandon Dunes Course in Oregon and the Castle Course in St Andrews. Machrihanish Dunes features no less than six greens and five tees at the ocean’s edge.
Dunaverty Golf Club is a stunning scenic undulating Scottish links course offering great views of Ireland and the Mull of Kintyre. It has well maintained greens and you will enjoy a challenging round of golf. Carradale Golf Club, founded in 1906, is a very scenic 9 hole course situated in the small village of Carradale on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula with panoramic views across the Kilbrannan Sound towards the Isle of Arran. Although only a 9 hole course it makes for a very pleasant round of golf with each hole offering a different challenge.
There is a 9 hole golf course on the charming Island of Gigha which has great views.
And finally back on the main Kintyre Peninsula you will find the 9 hole Tarbert Golf Club.