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Address: Askernish, Scotland
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+44 1878 700628
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00

Askernish Golf Course is set on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer...

Askernish Golf Course is set on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The course was lost for over 70 years before Master Greenkeeper Gordon Irvine accidentally stumbled across it on a fishing trip. It was discovered that this course dated back to 1891 and it was 'old' Tom Morris who designed it. In 2008 the course was re-opened in almost exactly the same set up as it was 117 years ago. At 6,259 yards the course can often be taken for granted, this should be done at your own risk as the last 12 holes has some of the best links golf holes around. If you get a chance, come along and play the course on a Sunday afternoon where you will be invited to play in the weekly competition between the local members. It will be a round and golfing experience never to be forgotten.

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What a great surprise!

Well, I found out about this re-discovered course and took the tiny road to it. Delightfully simple and historic. Clubhouse was closed, but with envelopes to leave your green... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Well, I found out about this re-discovered course and took the tiny road to it. Delightfully simple and historic. Clubhouse was closed, but with envelopes to leave your green fee for 6, 12, 18 holes...whatever. No carts, so it was a refreshing walk on a course that has been groomed to 1900 standards. Perfect. Outer Hebrides are amazing, wonderful, quiet,... More 

Thank Cleveman
Fochabers, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It was a fine sunny/overcast am/pm but windy. Arrived at 0935 it said clubhouse open at 1000 I left at 1005 to start no sign of life and when I returned at 1350 was still closed so no access to locker room or toilets or club shop [missed a few sales]. The course is a good anti clockwise layout with... More 

Thank wahaejock
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is the oldest golf course in the Outer Hebrides, designed by the classic creator of Scottish golf courses, Old Tom Morris. This wily genius has laid out a canny, crafty course amongst the twisting dunes that would tie the devil himself in knots.

Thank Buzzygirl06
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nearly all courses have been heavily tweaked over the years while this one has only been stroked. If you like your courses groomed and pampered this is not for you but if you like natural it is.

Thank 364tilley
Renfrew, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I walked around with my fiance, who was playing in the Askernish Open. It is a heard walk but every minute is worth it. Being right on the coast, the views address second to none

Thank Lisa M
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I carried my clubs and so what if I needed a couple of new knees after the round, it was well worth the sacrifice. Best links course I have ever played. Golf in the raw, yes I have played on better fairways and greens but this was South Uist not Wentworth. I thought there was a gale blowing but the... More 

Thank Greavsie38
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A gem of a golf course for those that appreciate the origins of the game in Scotland and a more wild beautiful setting away from typical over-processed parkland courses. Well worth the trip 😀

Thank Gillw2
Christiansted, St. Croix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We stopped for lunch and found the cafe to be a pleasant place with hospitable attendant. We had a tuna sandwich - one is big enough for two - an egg roll, a scone, and a nice big cupcake. good lunch. By the way, an egg roll is just that, a fried egg on a roll, not like a Chinese... More 

Thank edraupp
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

A golf buddy and I set out on an adventure to find golf courses in Scotland where we had never played. A tough chore because we've played everywhere you can think of (20 trips in 35 years). The so-called pro shop at Askernish should have been our first clue. But, we were there and we forged ahead. We walked with... More 

Thank Andy N
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Looking for slick, super manicured greens and fairways, play elsewhere. Wild crazy fairways thread blindly thru dunes to hidden humpbacks greens, whilst the wind batters you relentlessly. What a joy

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