Askernish Golf Club

Askernish,

Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides HS8 5SY

  • Office

    +44 (0)1878 700 628
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1878 700 628

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland directly alongside the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Old Tom Morris (1891), refurbished by Gordon Irvine & Martin Ebert (2006-08).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6259
6074
5313
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
71
72

Location

Latitude:

57.189153

Longitude:

-7.414588

How to get there:

5 mi NW of Lochboisdale on isle of South Uist / 5-hour ferry ride from Oban to Lochboisdale.

Askernish Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1891

Askernish Golf Club and its famous "lost course" provides a wonderfully natural seaside links layout, all cloaked in wonderful golfing history. The original Old Tom Morris design, crafted by the great man in 1891, began a downward journey into serious disrepair in the late-1920s.

Eighty years later, in the mid-2000s, new life was breathed back into this far flung course in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Deciding they wanted their "lost course" back, a group of devoted members, ably assisted by golf course architects Gordon Irvine & Martin Ebert, set about a full-blown renovation.

The wonderfully natural and fully-restored Askernish course now begins with a 6-hole loop, which includes 2 par-5s. These holes give you a gentle start where undulating greens and large elevation changes provide the challenges to prepare you for the coming 12 holes. When you reach the 7th tee you are greeted by the mighty Atlantic Ocean, views of the Isle of Barra, and a series of golf holes that run through some of the most stunning duneland in the world of golf.

In addition to its remarkable history, Askernish offers a wonderful seaside links golf course, which includes several attractive holes and features. This seaside duneland layout will test most facets of your game, ensuring a round with plenty of enjoyable golfing challenges. Definitely to be visited if you are visiting the Hebridean island of South Uist.

List of courses: Scotland - North

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept): £60-£70 (all days). Shoulder season (May & Oct £45.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course; no golf carts (buggies) available.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

South Uist is one of several islands that make up the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. The island is a haven for archaeological sites, which include chambered tombs, a Bronze Age hoard, roundhouses, brochs (Iron Age structures), cairns, ogham (medieval) inscriptions, Viking settlements, medieval longhouses and post-medieval industrial sites. Bornais on South Uist was the largest Viking settlement known in Scotland.

Published ranking

Scotland's 49th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Britain & Ireland's 168th best course (Golf World, 2022).

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