The Crinan Garden | Golf & Crinan | Boat Trips on the Truant
Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation. At Crinan that's
not difficult to achieve. The Crinan Canal walk begins right
outside the hotel door, and there are several short walks on which visitors
can find out more about this magical destination. Right behind the hotel is our own 'secret garden' - tended by Frances Macdonald, this is open to hotel guests who seek a little santuary in which to stroll and contemplate the seasons.
For the more energetic guests we have several golf courses nearby. We have a splendid classic wooden sailing boat which can be chartered on a daily basis complete with skipper.
Local leisure and sporting activities include:
- Championship Golf Course at Machrihanish and others
- Sea-fari Adventures in speedboats
- Motor Yacht trips round the Isles
- Sailing Charters
- Horse riding & Trail riding
- Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Mountain Biking
- Historic and Nature Walks
If you would like to discuss your requirements for
corporate days, meetings or events please contact
Jamie on tel: 01546
830261 or email to: email@example.com
At Crinan Hotel there is a delightful garden secreted
away on the hill just behind the hotel. For use by the guests
of Crinan Hotel, this 'secret garden' is open to the public
during Scotland's Garden Scheme Open Days.
Open the gate just outside the Hotel Bar and climb
the stone staircase that leads to the top of the ridge
just outside the upper garden entrance. A small bench
at the top is a welcome site for the less energetic amongst
us! Then, entering the garden through the small top gate,
enjoy a leisurely walk down through the plants and trees
carefully tended by the owner, Frances MacDonald.
Like many other things at Crinan - the garden is a secret
you stumble upon while exploring this enchanted place. Featured
in Suki Urkuhart's wonderful book 'The Scottish Gardener'
(on sale at the hotel) the Crinan Garden may be small but
it offers a refreshing moment of contemplation amongst some
beautiful cottage garden planting.
For the more energetic visitors we would recommend a
short walk up to the top of the hill that overlooks Crinan
Hotel and the Crinan Canal from the east. There you will
see the full extent of the garden and the inspiring panorama
which streches out over the loch and the distant mountains.
Golf at Crinan
COURSES and GOLF BREAKS at CRINAN ARGYLL
Golfers visit the Crinan Hotel for some of the most
spectacular and authentic golf courses in the world.
Located on the shores of the Mull of Kintyre and
within "driving" distance of the Crinan
Hotel you will discover Machrihanish, Dunaverty, Carradale,
Tarbert and, after a short ferry trip, Machrie on
Machrihanish and Dunaverty, at the tip of the Mull
of Kintyre, skirt the very beaches made famous by
Paul McCartney and the Campbeltown Pipe Band. Less
than two hours from Crinan on your dirve to Glasgow
is the internationally famous Loch Lomond Golf Club
on the "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond".
Please contact the Crinan Hotel to organise your
golf and accommodation.We can source Chauffeurs, seaplanes,
packed lunches and golfer's hampers on request.
The first hole across sand and surf was recently voted
the best in the world. - This is a championship natural
links course, an inspiring challenge set on the Atlantic
shore looking out to Ireland and Islay. "The
Almighty had gowff in his e'e when he made this place."
The words of four times open championship winner Tom
Morrison of St Andrews in 1879. Such a fantastic spot
that in those days players would take a steam boat
and carriage to play a round.
A stunning 18 holes with a panorama of Ayrshire, Ailsa
Craig (Paddy's Mile Stone), and Ireland. Arguably
the finest greens in Scotland. The home course of
Belle McCorkindale, Scottish and British Champion
for many years. She visited the hotel with Frances
Ryan's uncle, Peter Macdonald who then hosted Belle
and the British Team in Kansas for the Whitman Cup.
Frances' family has always been very keen and talented
golfers and her father won many tournaments across
on the West of Scotland.
A very pretty and technical course above the beautiful
fishing port of Tarbert. It can get wet in the winter
months but the greens are always immaculate. Don't
forget the honesty box.
One of the most sporting nine holes in Scotland and
a local favorite with Crinan Hotel. With perfect greens
and sensational views of the Peaks of Arran, the "Sleeping
Giant", rising out of the Firth of Clyde. Carradale
celebrate it's centenary this year.
An early start, a beautiful ferry ride and what must
rank as one of the best courses in the world.
'No mere golfer deserves it, this extraordinary
combination of beauty, solitude, and freedom' James
Finnegan, author: Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens
At 6250 yards long, the Machrie course is described
as a subtle beast with a sense of humour. In the natural
sand dunes lurk its wicked teeth, and a capricious
temperament sometimes provoked by winds of varied
strengths and direction.
BOAT TRIPS ON THE TRUANT
The Truant is out of the water (in Crinan dry dock) having maintenance work for 2012 so is currently not available for charter. She will be back in the water in 2013.
Crinan Hotel is situated in some of the finest sailing cruising ground in the world.
This boat is very beautiful and one of the only of her type left in the world. Built in 1910 in Scotland by undoubtedly the most famous yacht designer to have lived "William Fife III", TRUANT is an 8 meter gaff race yacht.
For a memorable trip and to experience this excellent sailing location for yourself why not charter our 100 year old crewed classic sailing yacht 'Truant'.
Charters can be tailor made to suit your preferences with personalised itineraries, lobsters lunches on board or at a deserted beach or a stop at a local pub. Day trips/ half day trips leave and return from Crinan or we can sail further afield with planned overnighting at other hotels. The boat is limited to a maximum of 4 guests.
Further details on TRUANT web page >>