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Photo: © Stuart Yeates
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Golf in Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute is a county in West Scotland. Located on the west coast of Scotland, the region is home to 23 inhabited islands, each offering tranquil beaches and its own unique island cultures. With seven National Nature Reserves (and many more parks, gardens and wild spaces in between), Argyll and Bute is one of the best places in Scotland to see iconic wildlife. And for a golf holiday, Argyll and Bute offers some really great golf courses.

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Golf in Argyll and Bute
The best golf courses in Argyll and Bute can be found in the islands. Machrihanish Golf Club is the oldest club in Argyll and Bute, it was founded in 1876 as the Kintyre Golf Club. In 1879, Old Tom Morris was brought in to redesign and expand the course to the full 18 holes, including today's first hole. When visiting Argyll and Bute for a golf break, Loch Lomond Golf Club, Machrihanish Golf Club, The Cameron House, Adrfin Golf Club and Machrie Golf Links. Argyll & Bute, like many regions in Scotland, has a variety of beautiful natural landscapes to explore. Benmore Botanic Garden is a mountainside garden with spectacular views. Other highlights include Glenarn Gardens, known for its collection of rare rhododendrons, Inveraray Castle, Oban Distillery and Gelnfinart Walled Garden, a kitchen garden that consists of five areas including a beautiful orchard. Visiting Argyll & the Isles couldn't be easier for the UK and international travellers. There are excellent connections from Glasgow Airport including flights to Highlands and Islands Airports at Campbeltown, Islay and Tiree.

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Review date: 26 June 2018Handicap: 8
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Loch Lomond Golf Club
What an amazing property this is! The golf course itself has nothing to do with Scottish links courses as this is quite typical parkland golf course built on the shores of Loch Lomond. Beautiful layout with some great holes out there like 4,5,7,9,13,15 and great finishing par 4 18th hole. No. 13 is probably my favorite. Holes 5,8 and 17 are lovely par 3 holes. Par 3 11th…
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Played on: 8 August 2020 Review date: 24 August 2020Handicap: 11.7
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Dunaverty Golf Club
Incredible scenic and beautiful place for a round of golf. A lot of fun to play too. The squared off greens are a cool feature. The three driveable par 4s are a lot of fun and good birdie opportunities. The par 3 4th hole is really cool. It's a blind tee shot with a punchbowl green. Another very good birdie opportunity. You will have a lot of fun playing this golf course.…
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Played on: 8 August 2020 Review date: 30 August 2020Handicap: 11.7
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Machrihanish Dunes
Machrihanish Dunes was built on environmental sensitive dunesland. Therefore golfcourse architect David McLay Kidd faced several restrictions. Holes had to be built around wetlands, little earth was moved during construction (only tees and greens) and the greenskeeper team isn't allowed to use pesticides. Despite these restrictions or maybe because of that, Machrihanish…
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Machrihanish Golf Club
When you arrive on the first tee at Machrihanish Golf Club, you will see a sign claiming "Best Opening Golf Hole in the World". While I don't know if this statement is true, I agree, that it is a very fine opening hole with a very demanding tee shot over the sea. Especially with the headwind that we had when we played. The quality of golf remains fantastic over the next…
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What is the best golf course in Argyll and Bute?
Ardfin Estate is the best golf course in Argyll and Bute. Out of 32 golf courses in Argyll and Bute, the rating 9.4 of Ardfin Estate is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Argyll and Bute
Is Argyll and Bute good for golf?
A 9.2 rating indicates Argyll and Bute is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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