Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran KA27 8HA
12 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Willie Fernie, with later substantive changes designed by Willie Park Jr.
Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran
Follow the beach road, just off the A841 in Blackwaterfoot.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course.
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.
2019 Golf World rating: 53rd best course in Scotland.
Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran KA27 8ET
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The Kinloch Hotel offers unrivalled scenery and spectacular views. A get away from it all holiday location with a warm Scottish welcome.
Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran
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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.
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