Iona Golf Course

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Iona Golf Course

Isle of Iona, Scotland

Overview

Iona golf course has been ranked as one of the best short courses in the world.

The golf course is maintained by cattle and sheep that graze the machair (fertile low-lying grassy plain).

The course has 18 holes and is just over 4,600 yards long.


Golf Course Review

Iona Golf Course lies on the small island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides on the western coast of Scotland. The golf course is accessible on foot after taking a short ferry from Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull. The golf course is found on the far side of a small island west of a small island off the remote and rugged west coast of Scotland. The island itself is more famous from Iona Abbey, the burial place of Macbeth.

It is perhaps the best value in golf... if you make it here you can play the golf for free. The scorecard will set you back £1 and is available from the post office.

Sam Cooper's Course Synopsis

Golf takes you to some unique places. Iona was definitely one of them. Firstly, there's the journey. A ferry from Oban to Craignure, then an hour's drive across spectacular Mull. Here, we abandon the car and take a second ferry to tiny Baile Mòr on Iona. With cars restricted solely to island residents, we began the walk across the island to the course - located at the appropriately named 'Bay at the Back of the Ocean'.

We caught the attention of some local residents - but saw no one else on two legs. We passed through an agricultural gate with a view of the Atlantic ahead. There was nothing to suggest a golf course, save for a small flag on a nearby hill. Spotting a small stone marker, we found the sign we were looking for.

Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP, Scotland

Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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