Traigh Golf Course

A 9 hole wee gem that epitomizes everything good about pure golf.

Traigh Golf Course

Highland, Scotland

Overview

The clubhouse is built in the fashion of a traditional Highland But & Ben Cottage native to the region.

The course guide and its artwork is worth a look here!

Traigh Golf Course Videos

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Golf Course Review

Traigh Golf Course is the most westerly golf course on the UK mainland. Traigh is the Gaelic word for beach and as such the course is aptly named. The course is breathtakingly beautiful. The turquoise waters and white sand of Traigh Beach accent stunning views of the Isles of Rum, Eigg and Muck.

Golf in the area dates to about 1900 when a private course was established for the sole use of the owners and their mates. In 1993, Jack Shaw Stewart, the owner of the course, invited former R&A Captain and golf course architect, Johnny Salvesen to redesign the course. Former Arisaig local Jimmy MacDonald, a former Head Greenkeeper at Royal Lytham & St Annes, provided the needed expertise with regards the turf.

The course is a 9 hole layout that temps at every turn. A par 34 and just 2456 yards, the hallmark of the design is risk & reward. You never play two holes of the same sort in a row. Of the 9 holes on offer, two are Par 5's, three are Par 4's and four are Par 3's with OOB coming into play on four holes.

The dual fairway second hole with massive punchbowl green and the short par 3 5th with the backdrop of the Isle of Skye and the Red and Black Cuillins are but two memorable highlights.

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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Architects

  • Salvesan, John
  • MacDonald, Jimmy
  • Stewart, Jack
  • McEachen, Tommy

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Contact Details

Highland, PH39 4NT, Scotland

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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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