Carradale Golf Club

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  • Architects:
    • MacKenzie, Austin Esq
    • Hall, W.M. Major
    • Munro, John
  • Holes of Merit:
    2, 6, 7

Overview

Wide fairways make for fun golf! In the dunes nearby lies an unbuilt 36 hole Coore & Doak golf course...

A Needle in a Haystack - Carradale Golf Club is a bunkerless course.

A humble Honesty Box says Pure Golf more than anything else.


Golf Course Review

Carradale Golf Club is found on the Scottish mainland but you'll probably be better off taking a ferry to get there. Found on the Kintyre peninsula, the course is overshadowed by Machrihanish, Machrihanish Dunes and Dunaverty. North of Campbeltown and opposite Shiskine, little Carradel GC the next 'hidden gem' waiting to be discovered. The course has stunning views of the Kilbrannan Sounds and Isle of Arran.

Sam Cooper's Course Synopsis of Carradale Golf Club

Halfway down Kintyre, there's a 9 hole course often overlooked by those heading onwards to Machrihanish... Once the £15 green fee has been posted into the honesty box, a par 3 up a steep hill gets you underway. The view from the green well worth the hike.

The second is exceptional. Played from one dune ridge to another, the fairway falls down the hill and meanders across the flat towards an old stone wall. The green is cut into the far ridge - small and well protected, while the fairway is wide and open. Brilliant fun!

The sixth is another hole of note. From a tee on the edge of the water, the green is about 300 yards away cut into the opposite side of the valley. There's a fairway to the right if you don't fancy the carry. It's 250 yards on the direct line to it over water and a lot of rubbish to another brilliant green, only marginally larger than a good-sized beach towel.

But who can begrudge the relative insipidness of the first and last? They take you from an ordinary clubhouse to an extraordinary golfing playground. Bravo Carradale - what a bargain!


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