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Tuesday, 8 April 2014
G is for Golf
With 7 golf courses and a driving range on the Isle of Arran, it could be described as a golfers paradise. The courses are varied and all quite different. They range from 9 to 18 holes, some have tearooms, some have restaurants. And some are dog friendly - provided the dogs don't steal opponents golf balls! The courses are Brodick, Lamlash, Shiskine, Whiting Bay, Corrie, Lochranza and Machrie.
Machrie Bay Gold Course
The cheapest way to play the courses is to buy a Golf Pass and the 'Golf on Arran' site is worthwhile checking as there are frequent offers including ferries or meals. There are a few unique features on some of the courses, such as the red deer which frequent Lochranza, the tee across the road at Machrie and other obstacles such as high tides and wind (lets not mention the midges in summer).
Shiskine Golf Course (at Blackwaterfoot)
I do not play golf but regularly frequent the tearooms, which provide an endless supply of cakes and coffee - some remaining open throughout the winter.