Jacob’s Hidden Gems – Askernish Golf Course – Scotland

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Askernish Golf Course – Scotland

“The most natural golf course in the world”

Golfing at Askernish Golf Club, Greenland


to Scotland soon? Make sure you stop by Askernish Golf Course. This course is sweet!!  It was founded in 1891 and is a links course. With multiple dunes and many unforgettable ocean views, Askernish Golf Club is an experience you will never forget!

Golfing at Askernish Golf Club, Greenland

Tom Morris Golfing at Askernish Golf Club, Scotland“In June 1891 “Old” Tom Morris accompanied by his companion Horace Hutchinson traveled to South Uist at the request of the landowners to inspect the machair lands with a view to laying out a new course. “Old” Tom eventually laid out eighteen holes on the rolling dunes of Askernish Farm, although he declared that the choice of links land available was “staggering.” Horace mentioned the trip in a magazine called “Golf”, the forerunner of “Golf Illustrated”, for which he was to contribute regularly over the next thirty years.”

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 everyone’s personal list of courses.

Golfing at Askernish Golf Club, Scotland

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Golfing at Askernish Golf Club, Scotland

Askernish Golf Club
Askernish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, HS8 5SY
T: +44 (0)1878 700628 | E: info@askernishgolfclub.com

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