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Askernish Golf Club

Address: Askernish, Scotland
Phone Number: 01878 700628
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Askernish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
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Owner description: Askernish Golf Course is set on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The course was lost for over 70 years before Master Greenkeeper Gordon Irvine accidentally stumbled across it on a fishing trip. It was discovered that this course dated back to 1891 and it was 'old' Tom Morris who designed it. In 2008 the course was re-opened in almost exactly the same set up as it was 117 years ago. At 6,259 yards the course can often be taken for granted, this should be done at your own risk as the last 12 holes has some of the best links golf holes around. If you get a chance, come along and play the course on a Sunday afternoon where you will be invited to play in the weekly competition between the local members. It will be a round and golfing experience never to be forgotten.
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Kanata
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Ryder Cup and Askernish were the motivation for Scotland this Sept. and we weren't disappointed. The Old Tom course is the most remote I have ever experienced, but well worth the side trip. The local group responsible for it's re-discovery and restoration have done a great job. It is a toughie even in good weather so be prepared for... More

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Played on a warm sunny day with a light wind, so not the most challenging of conditions, but still a great test of golf, with spectacular views. Would recommend this course to any keen golfer. Can't wait to go back again!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Best cup of coffee and chocolate cake on the island. MaryFlora was extremely welcoming with efficient friendly service.

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Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I just returned from playing in the inaugural Askernish Life Members Challenge in June and I can report that 1) the course gets better every time I visit and, 2) this event was unbelievable with a strong turnout of life members and perfect weather for the occasion. Amongst the life members participating was well known U.S. course designer, Tom Doak... More

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Cdn in Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Golf as it was played before 1900. Natural fairways with longer grass festooned by daisies and buttercups. Contrast of holes 1-6 easy, 7-12 very tough, 13-18 mixed. Lovely views of the ocean, beach and Barra.

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

By titling this review "golf in the raw" is no disrespect to Askernish but a true appaisal of how golf used to be played. The original "Old Tom Morris" design has been followed as much as possible, the tees are placed in a natural position to give a view of each hole and a commitment of a true straight shot,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

I played Askernish twice,in 2008 after it opened and in 2009 when myself and 3 colleagues did the 72 hole in a day Macmillan cancer challenge over 4 courses on the Western Isles including Askernish. Everyone at this club and indeed the other clubs were extremely helpful and accommodating to our request (the other courses being Barra,Harris and Stornoway) and... More

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Benbecula Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I love playing at Askernish, I have played 3 times this year but I can't help but feel that the £35 a round is geared more towards tourists than locals. If I was closer then I would obviously become a member and I wouldn't have this problem, I know if it was a mainland course it would probably be twice... More

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Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Returned last week to participate in the 3 Day Askernish Open Golf Competition. This is my fourth consecutive year and the course just gets better and better. This years entry was 140+ from many different countries. Good thing the new teaching facility next to the clubhouse was finished because there was no other place to put people. The Stapleford event... More

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sunderland
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23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Not a golfer so perhaps not justified in reviewing but just stayed for a week next to the course and it appears well maintained with fantastic views. Location is awesome with beautiful beach running along side course. Shame club house not open on evenings as we needed somewhere to call in for a drink

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