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Colonsay Golf Club
Colonsay Golf Club
Isle of Colonsay
Argyll PA61 7YP

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1951 200364
Fax: +44 (0) 1951 200312

Colonsay Golf Club, reportedly more than 200 years old, is an 18-hole course is on the low-lying raised beach of Colonsay Island. It is completely natural.

The island lies in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. With just more than 100 inhabitants and its nearest neighboring community almost 20 miles away, Colonsay constitutes one of the most remote communities in Britain.

Although play is restricted to members only, full membership is open to all.

A nine-hole golf course is incorporated in the main course, as holes 1-5 and 15-18 inclusive.

The 10th green has what is regarded as one of the best views in golf.

Location: Two miles west on A870

Colonsay Golf Club
2 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A view of a hole at Colonsay Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Year opened: 1775
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Members only, full membership is open to all.
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house:
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs:
  • Rental carts:

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £20
  • Weekends: £20

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 72 4775 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Colonsay Golf Club
    2 stars out of 5
    by Andy Currie
    on April 01st, 2012 09:02
    I played this course during a spell of beautiful weather in March 2012. Unfortunately this course badly needs some TLC...

    The location and layout are indeed spectacular, with beautiful bays, crashing waves and a beautiful backdrop.

    The course itself seems to have nobody looking after it and has been spoiled by animals tramping all over it and churning up the paths, fairways and greens. Cows and sheep litter the fairway and many of the greens are simply unplayable due to the damage done by the animals hooves. Some of the paths (to the 7th hole for example) were simply quagmires, with 6 inch deep mud to tramp through to get to the next tee - don't be wearing your new shoes here!!

    On another point, the locals use the course as a walking area for their dogs. It is therefore littered in dog shit, especially between the 3rd and 6th holes. I was unfortunate enough to tramp through this during the round - very unpleasant and not what you expect on a golf course.

    The "greens" also have a holes that are 12 inches wide, many having been damaged beyond repair. Many of the flags are therefore unable to stand up, making the whole experience a very frustrating one. The greens require some attempt at being marked out, levelled and the holes made weather-proof - perhaps sinking cement pots to hold the flags would be a good idea.

    The tees too have markers that are completely unreadable and some are even on the wrong tees (the 3rd tee marker says "2" on it!??). I would also suggest that you take a picture of the course layout on your phone and take it with you, as many of the tees are not indicated and can be hard to find.

    All in all, this is such a disappointment as the course itself offers a fair test on a beautiful machair. As a holiday golf course, it would be ideal - not too long and in beautiful surroundings, but the course badly needs some money spending on it and some basic maintenance.
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