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.
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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