Askernish Golf Club
Isle of South Uist
Coursetype: Links, described as the most natural links course in the world
Number Of Holes: 18
Yardage: From the white tees 6074 yards
Bar/Restaurant: There are clubhouse facilities but are limited in scope
Changing Facilities: The Ladies and Gents locker rooms provide changing facilities for the visitor
Shower Facilities: Unknown
Scorecard and layout
Askernish Golf Club Scorecard and Course layout. Click or Tap Image to see full size
Pro-Shop: Clubouse sells limited variety of golf essentials
Golf Club Hire: Golf Clubs are available to hire, best to pre-book
Buggy Hire: None
Trolley Hire: Pull trolleys available to hire
Practice Area: Unknown
Putting Practice: Practice putting green available
In their Words…….
Askernish Golf Club is home to “the most natural golf course in the world” (2011 visitor) and has been ranked 86 in GB&I’s Top 100 Links Courses 2015. The course and club has a long and almost mythical history. Old Tom Morris came to South Uist in 1891 to create a course at the request of the wealthy land owner, Lady Cathcart, so that she could impress her high society guests.
Old Tom created an 18 hole course that was maintained by the local crofters until the early 1920s when the demand for golf declined and social pressures on the local people meant that maintaining the course was not viable. Over the course of the next 80 years the course that Old Tom created was taken back by the wild. The land was kept as 12 holes, and 9 holes, and 9 holes with 18 tees, and was also used as an airstrip.
In 2005 a group of locals decided that they wanted their course back and set to work, with the help of some of the golf industry’s biggest and best names, restoring this ’lost’ course. In 2008 the course was reopened as an 18 hole facility that has received the highest acclaim from golfing media and beyond.
The course 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 Atlantic Ocean, views of Barra and you are presented with golf holes that run through some of the most brilliant dune systems in golf.
Askernish Golf Course provides a full 18 holes of challenging links golf in some of the most beautiful island scenery in Scotland. From the first tee, Clanranald, to the closing, Slainte Mhathe, you are treated to stunning golf on a course kept in fantastic condition and with historic pedigree. The course, which runs parallel to the islands coastline and follows an anti-clockwise path from start to finish, is regarded as one of the finest links golf courses in the UK and should be a ‘must play’ on everyones personal list of courses.Askernish Golf Club