Durness Golf Course, Balnakeil

Durness Golf Course

Durness Golf Course/ Balnakeil Golf Course

The Golf Club is situated in Balnakeil. If you follow the road around the side of the Graveyard you will come to a parking area. The Club is known as the most Northerly course on the British mainland and looks out over Balnakeil Bay.

Visitors are welcome to play this stunning golf course which has featured on TV with Peter Allis and in all the golf magazines. There are panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the glorious ark of Balnakeil Bay. The last hole is particularly memorable, across an inlet of the sea with little room for error.

Durness Golf Course is over 20 years old so is now well established as a golfing destination not to be missed on any visit to Scotland. A round of golf here will be an unforgettable experience.

Describing the course under a single blanket term would however, in my opinion, do it a great injustice. It is unlike any course I have previously encountered. There are just nine holes at Durness but they are set up with two different sets of tees such that some of the holes really do feel quite different when playing them for the second time round.

Each of the 9 holes on the course offer different views and different challenges and with a different set of tees for holes 10 to 18 the views stay the same but the challenges change slightly giving a real 18 hole feel.

  • SSS: 69
  • Yards: 5555
  • Holes: 9
  • Catering
  • Club and trolley hire
  • Changing Facilities
  • Putting Green

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durness golf
Durness has only nine greens, although the construction of 18 tees allows for some diverse and interesting holes. Plus, there are enough natural hazards round here to keep you on your toes throughout your round. This is essentially a links course, despite a few inland holes, including the stunning par five sixth, bordering Loch Lanlish. Its finishing hole, though, is surely one of the finest in Scottish golf, as you have to play over a large gully - about 100 yards wide - to the green. A fantastic finish to a fantastic course.

The first\ tenth hole provides a relatively gentle introduction to the attractions of Durness. It is a short par 4 that hints at the curiosities to follow with an elevated green perched on the top of a steep incline. And here we have the golf ball's view of the challenge ahead as it tries to avoid the "Atlantic Ocean" on its way to the final green.

Directions
Durness lies 57 miles NW of Lairg on the A838. The course can be found 1mile from the centre of the village.

Contact:
Durness Golf Course/ Balnakeil Golf Course
Telephone 01971 511364 (Secretary), 01971 511364 (Club)
Fax: 01971 511321
E-mail: l...@durnessgolfclub.org
Web: http://durnessgolfclub.org

Location:

Durness Golf Course/ Balnakeil Golf Course
most North Westerly Course on Mainland Britain The Bungalow, Balnakeil, Durness,
Sutherland IV27 4PN
Scotland, UK

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