Isʟᴇ ᴏғ Sᴋʏᴇ GC

From Traigh, it is only a short drive to the ferry at Mallaig - then a ferry over to Skye.

Skye is yet another spectacular island, and the course is sandwiched between towering mountains and the Sound of Raasay. 9 holes for just £18 in an honesty box...

Originally 'Sconser GC', the 9 holes were laid out by former Walker Cup player Dr Frank Deighton in the 1960s, before becoming Isle of Skye GC in '87. Mineral mining behind the 2nd green (below) threatened to erode the coastline, but fortunately that risk has long since past.

The ground is a little soft underfoot, and it can't be described as a true links. However, it really is beautifully presented. Skye is renowned for receiving more than its fair share of rain, and the presentation in spite of this was very impressive.

The greens are small and often slightly elevated, making it a test of intricacy rather than power.

If you're planning on a visit when the world is a little more normal, do yourself a favour and bring your clubs.

And your camera.

1 comment

Dan Davies

Went to Skye on our honeymoon eight years ago. Wish I’d known about this place (though not sure I’d still be married if I had). This website is really superb. Congrats!

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