Traigh Golf Club

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Golf has been played at Traigh since about 1900, but the old layout was much too small, and the course was enlarged and greatly improved between 1993 and 1995. It was redesigned by the well-known Scottish golf architect, Mr. John Salvesen.

The main feature of the course is the line of grassy hills, originally sand dunes, which rise some seventy feet, and the first hole demands a cunning tee shot to the top. At the second, a long drive is needed to get from one summit to the next. The third is aimed straight at the glorious views of the islands, and is followed by a short but testing par four where big hitters can easily find trouble. Another ocean bound par three over a broad burn - broader still at high tide - takes one to McEachen's Leap, back across the burn in a tricky dogleg par four. This brings the player to the most testing part of the course, in sight of the Creag Mhor cliffs. The long par five, "The Lang Whang" leads to the most difficult hole, an uphill par four into the prevailing wind, demanding a long and accurate second shot. After this ordeal the player signs off with another magnificent panorama as the final hole sweeps back towards the Cuillins of Skye on the horizon.

Designer: 
John Salvesen, James MacDonald
Year Founded: 
1947
Par: 
68
Yards: 
4912
Green Fees: 
n/a
Day Rate Green Fees: 
£20
Address
Address: 
Arisaig
Inverness-shire
PH39 4NT
United Kingdom
Country: 
Scotland
Phone: 
44 (0) 1687 450645