There’s plenty of choice for the golfer wherever you are here. In Oban, head for James Braid’s hilly Glencruitten Golf Club or enjoy peace and luxury while brushing up on your skills at the driving range and course at the luxurious Isle of Eriska Hotel.
With golf a popular activity for locals as well as visitors, most towns, and many villages, including Taynuilt and Dalmally have their own charming courses. Bring your clubs or rent them at the course, but don't miss an opportunity to play golf in its very home!
1. Glencruitten Golf Club
Glencruitten, also known as Oban Golf Club, is a short, hilly scenic course set in the beautiful Glencruitten Glen. Buzzards are a regular sighting, as are Pheasants, Heron and Deer.
Although the course has a Par of 62, it is one of the most challenging courses you will play! The topography and the changes in height between tees and greens mean that the numerous Par 3s are very tricky for both professionals and amateurs. The course is situated approximately 1 1/2 miles from the centre of Oban and is open to visitors all year round.
2. Taynuilt Golf Club
Situated in a scenic and majestic location, Taynuilt Golf Club is surrounded by mountains and overlooks the picturesque Loch Etive. Dominated by Ben Cruachan at 3, 695 feet, this challenging nine-hole course of undulating parkland was founded in 1987 and was officially opened by Sir Michael Bonallack of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1991.
3. Isle of Seil Golf Club
Isle of Seil, thirteen miles south of Oban, is a challenging little nine-hole adventure. Water hazards are a common feature here and you play around Balvicar Bay and slate quarries, so the surroundings are anything but mundane. The scenic views of Seil Sound and the surrounding hills are also on show and complete a wonderful day's golf.