Askernish Golf Club

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

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

Tel: 01878 700298


Contact/Secretary: A MacIntyre

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Price Guide: ££££
  • Midweek Guide: £35 *
  • Weekend Guide: £35 *

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

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Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6259 yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Designed by: Old Tom Morris/Martin Ebert

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3.80 ... Overall Rating
4.00 ... The Course
3.60 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.00 ... VFM

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5 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked out of 1971.

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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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Lovely location but a disappointed with greens

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 104 Handicap: 17.1)
- Jun 9 2015

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James M rated 2 out of 5 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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