Traigh (off B8008),
Arisaig, Inverness-shire PH39 4NT
Johnny Salvesen designed the current course in 1993 with input from Jimmy MacDonald (head-greenkeeper at Royal Lytham at the time). They significantly revamped what had originally been a private course, played on since around 1900.
2.5 mi N of Arisaig / 35 mi W of Fort William.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
The course is based on a line of grassy hills, with the springy turf of a true golf links. Heading uphill from what is clearly not one of the world's largest golf clubhouses, the nine-hole layout weaves its way around gorse-trimmed undulating terrain. All the while you'll enjoy vistas out onto sandy bays and coves, with the Isle of Skye and the "Small Isles (Rùm, Muck and Eigg) clear to see in the distance.
Traigh is a subtle shot-makers good players will need to work for their scores, while high handicappers are also given a fair chance. In short, the layout offers something for all golfers ... with unforgettable views into the bargain.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
No need to book, but worth checking ahead for tee-time availability.
Pay green fees (cash) into honesty box when clubhouse is closed. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
The designer of the current layout at Traigh, Johnny Salvesen, had been Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Course of St. Andrews, and Chairman of the Championship Committee (responsible for The Open). He designed and improved several courses in Britain and abroad, and was especially pleased with his work on the nine-hole course at Traigh.
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