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Askernish Golf Club

4.3   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 10 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: ££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Askernish Golf Club, Western Isles is an 18 hole, par 72 (6259 yard), private, links golf course designed by Old Tom Morris/Martin Ebert

18 holes | Par 72 | 6259 yards | Private | Links


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Address: Askernish, South Uist, Western Isles, HS8 5SY United Kingdom

Tel: 01878 700628

Website: http://www.askernishgolfclub.com


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £40 *

Weekend Guide: £40 *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £40 *

Weekend Guide: £40 *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.33

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend


4.4

The Course

3.8

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4

Pace of Play

3.4

Facilities & Service

4.3

Hospitality

2.5

Practice Facilities

3.3

Food & Drink

What the club says: 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.

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Jem Cambridge rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 24 2021

My Ultimate Course

Took up golf 14 years ago and have since had a passion for playing different courses. I am now upto nearly 300. My dream has been to find a course that combines a challenge within a perfect setting. I found it in Askernish. The course attracted me with its history of being designed by old Tom Morris and then reopened by Kenny Dalgleish. It is an incredible setting, the Mahair with its wild flowers is just beautiful, the course harps back to the early days of golf and is rustic, natural and a spectacular challenge. I did not stop smiling despite the difficulty finding the wayward balls and the odd rabbit hole. My advice:- make the journey and play this gorgeous course

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Phil McLellan, Kanata, ON, Canada, K2L2P6 rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 17 2021

Not to be missed.

Askernish is a bit out of the way but well worth the excursion. This is a fantastic track with classic links

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TCEng rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 6 2020

A must play course to appreciate original links golf

Played here in Spring 2019 for the second time. My first was about four or five years previously and in the summer but only managed 12 holes then as the wind was so strong I couldn't hit my driver as it was being blown around so much.
The 2019 experience was on a day of gentle (for here) breeze but only a couple of weeks after the course had reopened after the winter, so it still had most of the animal droppings from their winter stay).
Greens and tees were pretty good, fairways not as well defined as they would be a few weeks later but the flip side was the rough was down from the recent sheep and cattle munching.
The course design is as it would have been, when Old Tom originally mowed the course out of the machir, Its not easy but after a few rounds you do start to know where to go and not go. The scenery and views are brilliant, we even saw an eagle go for a rabbit. If you play this only once you will regret not being able to play it again, so book to play twice at least, it is that good.

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Neil K rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 8 2019

A remote classic in South Uist

A Tom Morris course, with the original 18 holes recently rediscovered. Great design in a wild dunescape makes for an unforgettable historic golf experience.

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Duncan L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 29 2018

An utterly unique golfing experience. A very organic links which works with the ecological balance of the stunning environment it is part of. The course is quite a golfing riddle so will take a few rounds and a bit of patience to get close to a good score, but it won't take much to get hooked and find yourself wanting to keep coming back for more! Facilities are fairly basic but hospitable and in keeping with the setting. At the very least a once in a life time golfing experience.

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James M rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 9 2015

Lovely location but a disappointed with greens

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 104 Handicap: 17.1)

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David Currie rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 22 2014

I have been coming over from Canada once or twice a year since Askernish was re-opened and have watched this course blossom into one of the great courses in the world. As a living museum to the craft and genius of Old Tom Morris it has truly earned the title as the Holy Grail of Golf. If there ever was a \'bucket list\' course, this is it. I\'m already booked for the Askernish Open (August 2015).

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CanSco/ Ayrshire rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 4 2014

Course has fantastic wild, remote feel, just you and the ball, the wind, the adjoining ocean, made the more so by the small number of players on the course. Went back in the evening and I was the only person on the course on a Saturday night. First six holes are quite open and fairly flat, then as you arrive on the 7th tee on top of a dune, there\'s a definite wow! feeling. Holes 7 to 12 against the prevailing 2-club headwind provided a huge challenge to a mid-handicapper. Hole 11 has to be one of the hardest par 3s I've played - 200 yard carry to plateau green across valley, no landing area except the green! Little white daisies and yellow (buttercups?) all along the fairways in May/June make finding the ball in the fairway somewhat difficult. Bring orange balls! and watch your line carefully. Greens are slow but quite true - came up short on several steep downhill putts - but that's good since only one or two greens are even remotely flattish. Buying course guide would help to know how far certain carries are. Hoping the course gets input to GPS as that would really help. Course boasts natural conditions, which is at once a source of its unique beauty and a bother, especially the numerous rabbit holes that dot certain fairways. Clubhouse is a brand new wee building with an excellent cafe - homemade carrot cake by the lady who runs it is highly recommended. Would I play there again? - yes. Would I want to play there all the time? - no.

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Alasdair Kelly rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 8 2013

Played Askernish in 2011 so things may have changed since then but at that time my overall impression was of a really good fun golf course that was more than worth the trip.

Playing on the Saturday morning that the Scottish open got rained off at Castle Stuart i played in glorious sunshie for the most part and had the course pretty much to myself.

The holes all feel very natural, not desgined at all, and therefore they flow very nicely from start to finish. The course was not manicured, i believe that this is deliberate to give the course a more traditional feel. The greens, therefore are a little rough, but this does nothing to take away from the enjoyment whatsoever. Some of the bunkering is truly spectacular, although as these are natural bunkers a few of them pop up in very unusual locations.\\The rough was not too rough, but due to the wild flowers growing in the machair at the time i played it was almost impossible to locate a white ball amount all the white flowers!\\The clubhouse is pretty basic but more than fit for purpose and very welcoming after my early morning round.\\\\

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