Brilliant Golf Courses in Argyll
Argyll is home to approximately thirty golf courses, of which ten are located on the surrounding Isles. The wide variety of golf courses in Argyll gives golfing enthusiasts the opportunity of experiencing a different challenge on each course and a new landscape every time they tee off. Of all the courses in this region, three immediately come to mind, namely the Lochgilphead Golf Course, the Machrihanish Golf Course and the Glencruitten Golf Course. Glencruitten Golf Course is hidden amongst the rolling hills on the outskirts of Argyll and the course flows gently and consistently in the shadow of the breathtaking mountains. Machrihanish Golf Course has both a nine and eighteen hole course, together with practice areas. It is a spectacular course and has earned its place in the Golfer’s Digest amongst the top 100 golf courses. Its surroundings of lavish hills and beautiful beaches, makes this course unforgettable.
One the western banks of the legendary Loch Lomond of Scotland, which is the largest lake in Great Britain, sits an exclusive golf club, the Loch Lomond Golf Club. Spread over six hundred acres of the Clan Colquhoun ancestral estate, comprising of natural forests between picturesque mountains and the massive tranquil lake, the club is the long term home of the Scottish Open. The vast area of this 7100 yard parkland course ensures that each hole is a private domain of its own except for the second and fourth which are linked. The eighteenth century exquisitely restored Rossdhu House, seat of the clan, is the club house of this very private club which is just twenty-five minutes from Glasgow.
You can play at Machrihanish Golf Club every day of the week and probably find that it plays quite differently every single time. The location on the Kintyre Peninsula, the temperature, strength and changing direction of the breeze on the course see to that. This is one of the greatest charms and challenges of Machrihanish, a premier golf club in Scotland.