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Golf near Crinan

Golf 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 Islay.

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.
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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.
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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.


A useful source for more information is the Explore Argyll & The Isles website: or you can talk to us here at the Hotel on 01546 830261 or email: [email protected]