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Askernish Golf Club

Askernish, Scotland
+44 1878 700628
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Real golf

Had the pleasure of playing three rounds last week on a truly unique golf course. As per previous... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
via mobile
A tough test of your golf on ASKERNISH.

Askernish Golf Course is truly a test of you golfing skills. Don't be mislead by the first few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Askernish Golf Course is set on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The course was lost for over 70 years before Master Greenkeeper Gordon Irvine accidentally stumbled across it on a fishing trip. It was discovered that this course dated back to 1891 and it was 'old' Tom Morris who designed it. In 2008 the course was re-opened in almost exactly the same set up as it was 117 years ago. At 6,259 yards the course can often be taken for granted, this should be done at your own risk as the last 12 holes has some of the best links golf holes around. If you get a chance, come along and play the course on a Sunday afternoon where you will be invited to play in the weekly competition between the local members. It will be a round and golfing experience never to be forgotten.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Askernish, Scotland
+44 1878 700628
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of playing three rounds last week on a truly unique golf course. As per previous reviews, yes the greens are poor, the tees rough, and if you don't loose your ball amongst the fairway daisies your doing well. Did I mention the...More

Thank andymbarron
Reviewed 1 week ago

Askernish Golf Course is truly a test of you golfing skills. Don't be mislead by the first few holes which are wide and flat. As you get into the course the difficulty increases. Great views on the beach looking over to Barra. Don't be surprises...More

Thank Mirren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This course is simply wonderful. If you haven't played here your golfing CV is not complete. Not only are there 18 very good holes of which 15 are great you also get to play a course and golf as it was 125 years ago. The...More

Thank Humphrey C
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Well, I found out about this re-discovered course and took the tiny road to it. Delightfully simple and historic. Clubhouse was closed, but with envelopes to leave your green fee for 6, 12, 18 holes...whatever. No carts, so it was a refreshing walk on a...More

Thank Cleveman
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It was a fine sunny/overcast am/pm but windy. Arrived at 0935 it said clubhouse open at 1000 I left at 1005 to start no sign of life and when I returned at 1350 was still closed so no access to locker room or toilets or...More

Thank wahaejock
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the oldest golf course in the Outer Hebrides, designed by the classic creator of Scottish golf courses, Old Tom Morris. This wily genius has laid out a canny, crafty course amongst the twisting dunes that would tie the devil himself in knots.

Thank Buzzygirl06
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nearly all courses have been heavily tweaked over the years while this one has only been stroked. If you like your courses groomed and pampered this is not for you but if you like natural it is.

Thank 364tilley
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I walked around with my fiance, who was playing in the Askernish Open. It is a heard walk but every minute is worth it. Being right on the coast, the views address second to none

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I carried my clubs and so what if I needed a couple of new knees after the round, it was well worth the sacrifice. Best links course I have ever played. Golf in the raw, yes I have played on better fairways and greens but...More

Thank Greavsie38
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A gem of a golf course for those that appreciate the origins of the game in Scotland and a more wild beautiful setting away from typical over-processed parkland courses. Well worth the trip 😀

Thank Gillw2
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