Shiskine Golf Club
Isle of Arran, Ayrshire KA27
Tel : +44 (0)1770 860226
Shiskine Golf Club was established in 1896, and has turned up more than once on lists of the world's best one hundred courses. A classic links layout, Shiskine offers spectacular views west across Kilbrannan Sound to the Kintyre peninsula. During the height of the Cold War, it was a good place to watch U.S. and British submarines returning from patrol.
Besides golf there is a tennis club at Shiskine. No visitor restrictions though advance phoning advised. Small lounge and tea room. Club and trolley hire available.
11 kms southwest of Brodick
|Course Name: Shiskine Holes: 12 Yardage: 3004 SSS: 42|
|The views, excellent fairways and great greens make this century-old course. Authentic links course need not be perfectly manicured, and Shiskine isn't. Seven out of the twelve holes are blind, but the line of play is well marked. The tenth hole is called Paradise, and it could not be more aptly named: No matter which way you turn, the view is spectacular. The setting of its tees can make for a lovely golf shot, too. From a hundred yards up, the ball flies over a splash of gorse bushes, misses the burn, splits the four bunkers and lands right in the middle of the green. At least on a good day that's what it does.
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