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Ardfin Golf Course

Last updated: 21 March, 2024

This modern masterpiece sits on the southern tip of Jura Island, its humps and bumps a feat of golfing imagination and creativity. There’s a run of holes that hug the cliff tops, but the whole course is a delight and well worth the inevitable sleeve (or two) of lost balls.

It’s not an easy course, but the stunning surroundings – as well as the ultra-fancy hotel, which was completely refurbed in 2020 – make this one of the very best golfing experiences in Europe.


Price from: £400
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: -

Getting there & doing it

The course is four miles southwest of Craighouse; Flights operate daily to Islay from Glasgow International Airport via Loganair, or you could choose to take the mainland ferry from Kennacraig to Port Ellen and Port Askaig.



When to do it

April to September is the best time to play; at other times the weather can be wild. The course has yet to announce whether players will be allowed to play without staying at the hotel.

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Scottish Highlands

  • Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom (UK)

Ruins of Kilchurn Castle on the edge of Loch Awe with brown hills behind

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Magnificent mountain scenery slashed by silvery lochs and peppered with brooding castles: all laden with rich Scottish heritage, history and tradition. Drive the NC500 road trip, or ride on the spectacular West Highland Line.



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