Golf In Oban
Golf in Oban is a huge draw, with the sumptuous highland landscape the perfect backdrop to a relaxing round on the course. For those who love it, golf is not just a sport; it’s a form of meditation. Scotland is classic golfing territory, boasting some of the world’s longest established courses for holidaying golf enthusiasts to explore. Here we provide a list of some of the best golfing spots for holidaymakers around Oban.
Taynuilt Golf Club
A 9-hole course established in 1987, Taynuilt Golf Course has since gone from strength to strength. A little over 10 miles from Oban itself and with outstanding views of beautiful Loch Etive, the deceptively challenging course is set in tranquil parkland and situated near the base of Ben Cruachan. Green fees can be paid for daily or weekly access, while the club offers regular open competitions for men, women and seniors. A varied course layout, Taynuilt affords something for every golfer regardless of their level of experience.
Dalmally Golf Club
A picturesque and peaceful 9-hole course with a sterling reputation, Dalmally Golf Club enjoys an enviable location nestled alongside the Orchy River and set against the backdrop of the Argyll Mountains. Superbly flat and including native woodland as part of the course’s landscape, Dalmally has a loyal following. Green fees are very reasonable, the club offers a warm welcome to visitors, and their events calendar includes open competitions throughout the summer months. An impressive diversity means the entire course at Dalmally offers something different at every tee. Both experienced and occasional golfers will be rewarded with a visit. Advance booking is unnecessary, making it a flexible choice. Reduced fees for groups are also available.
Glencruitten Golf Club
A firmly established club, this 18-hole gem of a course is one of the most picturesque and challenging in the area of Oban. With comprehensive facilities including a club house, practice putting area, a well-stocked shop with golfing equipment for both sale and hire, a large lounge and dining area, and even a golf school run by a local golfing pro, Glencruitten Golf Club has everything the holidaying golfer needs all in one place. Ample parking is available on-site. Green fees are payable daily or weekly, depending on how much time you wish to spend at this magnificent course.
Dragon’s Tooth Golf Club
A 9-hole course with a rapidly building reputation, Dragon’s Tooth boasts an on-site café, incredible panoramic views, a varied course and very reasonable rates. Cycle and Segway trails surround the course site so you can vary your activities after playing a few rounds. There is also a well-stocked shop. Its beautiful loch-side location makes this course exceptional and a visit is highly recommended.
The locality of the golf courses listed here means their surroundings are rich with wildlife and accessible to areas of local interest. You can choose to either enjoy the facilities on-site, or make the most of the surrounding location and find a nearby spot for lunch to add a bit of variety to the experience. All of the above courses are within easy reach of Bonawe House.