Obviously, Carradale Golf Club had to be mentioned as it is one of the most distinctive golf facilities in the country. Even without the historical weight of its counterparts, also discussed here. Yet, its history dates back to 1906. A four and a half hour drive from Edinburgh (about 170 miles) Carradale is in a premium location. It stands on the Kintyre peninsula, facing the island of Arran and the Firth of Clyde, belonging to Argyll and Bute.

Although it is a nine-hole facility, the course can be quite demanding. The greens are relatively small, and there are natural hazards that you’ll need to avoid. The ruins of the Airds Castle help to compose a charming golfing scenario.

Stats and conditions

Holes: 9

Par: 66

Lenght: 4576 yards

There is a putting area available, shower, and changing rooms. Trolleys and clubs are available to hire.

In a region eager to receive tourists, there is plenty of accommodation. The Ashbank Hotel, the Carradale Hotel compete with bed and breakfast facilities like the Crossaig Lodge and Drumfearne Guesthouse and Tearoom. There are also two caravan sites: the Carradale Bay Caravan Park and the Peninver Sands Holiday Park.