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Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club

Shore Road,

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran KA27 8HA

  • Office

    +44 (0)1770 860 226
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1770 860 226
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1770 860 205
  • Golf pro

    None

About the course

  • The Course:

    12 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Willie Fernie, with later substantive changes designed by Willie Park Jr.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
3055
2823
2816
Par
42
42
44
SSS or slope
42
41
44

Location

Latitude:

55.504327

Longitude:

-5.340074

How to get there:

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran

Follow the beach road, just off the A841 in Blackwaterfoot.

Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1896

Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club: Known to many as the best 12-hole golf course in the UK, Shiskine's ocean-side setting, nestling below the Drumadoon Cliffs, ensures it is right up there with the scenic best. It might also be a contender for having the highest ratio of blind shots to make, both from the tees and for approach shots to the greens - various signalling devices are employed to let you know when its safe to pay. The undulating terrain has all the hallmarks of an excellent links style golf course, with fabulous sea views over Kilbrannan Bay and across to the Mull of Kintyre. The greens are well-paced and a couple of burns meander snake-like across the layout.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £23; weekends £28.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Alexander Boyd, a banker based in Glasgow, is credited as the founder of the club. In June 1896 the club was opened by the then Lord Advocate, Mr Graham Murray. The course architect was Willie Fernie of Troon, who designed the original 9-hole course. Currently the 5th and 9th holes are the only survivors of the original concept.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 53rd best course in Scotland.

Where2Stay

  • Kinloch Hotel3-star

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran KA27 8ET

    +44 (0)1770 860 444

    Visit website

    The Kinloch Hotel offers unrivalled scenery and spectacular views. A get away from it all holiday location with a warm Scottish welcome.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Shiskine

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Blackwaterfoot Lodge

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran

    +44 (0)1770 860 202

    Visit website

    This small family run hotel is located no more than 50 yards from the picturesque Blackwaterfoot harbour and a five minute stroll from the long and wide sandy beach bordering the unique 12 hole links of Shiskine golf club.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Shiskine

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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