Askernish GCAskernish Golf Club

Askernish Golf Club
Askernish Golf Club
Isle of South Uist
Outer Hebrides

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1878 700628

Location: Five miles north-west of Loch Boisdale

Askernish Golf Club
5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of a hole at Askernish Golf ClubAerial view of the 9th hole at Askernish Golf Club.A view of the 11th hole at Askernish Golf Club.A view of the 14th hole at Askernish Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Gordon Irvine, Martin Ebert, Old Tom Morris
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1891
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house:
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts:

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £25 - £40
  • Weekends: £25 - £40

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Green 72 6259 yd. 0 0
White 72 6074 yd. 0 0
Red 72 5313 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Askernish Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by David Currie
    on August 02nd, 2012 07:38
    Here's what got me there. John Garrity of Sports Illustrated fame, is one of the most respected golf writers in the world and if he ranks Askernish #1 in his Top 50 in the world, then I'd better pack my clubs and give it a go! First of all, getting there is not as difficult as one of the other posters said, that is if you're Canadian! Air Transat has a great direct overnight flight from Toronto to Glasgow, followed by a short wait and a one hour flight to The Hebrides Islands. You are met personally by a rep from the car hire and a 20 minute drive will land you on the 1st Tee...! The first time I played, I was a little underwhelmed by the first few holes. But then the WOW factor sets in and I was left totally breathless by the unadulterated beauty and peaceful serenity of the landscape. When I got back to the clubhouse, I immediately signed up for my Lifetime Membership, as did my pal from Chicago, who was travelling with me.

    This is golf as Old Tom intended it. Whereas every links course in Scotland has been modernized to some extent, Askernish is meant to stay the way the master laid it out in 1891 and remain a historical tribute to his genius. In a word, it is "the holy grail of golf". If the big guy up there proclaimed that my time was up but I could have one more round of golf well, as Paul Harvey would say, you know the rest of the story...!
  • Askernish Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Mark
    on July 27th, 2012 10:22
    If your one of those golfers who thinks that a "natural style" golf course can't be as good as a well manicured, plush golf course...well then Askernish is going to change your mind ...The holes just keep getting better and better and better..after 5 or 6 holes, just when you think you can do alright at Askernish it starts getting a little tough...bring extra balls..rolling & winding fairways, wind, elevation changes and views that just "WOW" you are waiting for you at Tom Morris' Askernish..PLAY IT. you'll never forget Askernish. play it a few some bucks by becoming a member before your trip there...the membership price is great and you'll be a "MEMBER" of an original Old Tom Morris golf course.
    Mark Spencer U.S.A.
  • Askernish Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Bill Davison
    on July 24th, 2012 12:47
    This Old Tom Morris gem is well worth the trip to this, perhaps the most natural golf course in the world. The Old Tom design is flawless and you may feel you might encounter Shivas Irons as you progress in your links adventure.

    The course is situated on the beautiful Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides off the West coast of Scotland. I have returned again and again to this magical place. Having played the great links of the British Isles, I am reminded mostly of Ballybunion as I golf my ball on this windswept solitary links masterpiece.

    Getting there takes some time, but I assure you that a one of a kind golfing experience makes it all worth while. You will never forget her.
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