Bute is home to 3 golf courses with 40 holes amongst them. Each course has its own challenges and its own spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde and surrounding hills. Come for a weekend with your friends or family and have a fantastic time!
Rothesay Golf Club
This course is situated on an elevated site encompassing Canada Hill. It boasts one of Scotland’s most scenic courses. Designed by James Braid and Ben Sayers, the course has unparalleled panoramic views of the Kyles of Bute, the Clyde coast, Arran and the Cowal Peninsula.
Rothesay golf course will present any player a challenge whether it be the rolling par 4s or the testing par 3s. Ryder Cup stalwart Eric Brown thought the 4th hole one of the most difficult par 3s in Europe. Visit the website at www.rothesaygolfclub.co.uk
Port Bannatyne Golf Club
Also situated on the side of a gentle hill the Port Bannatyne course is somewhat unusual in having only 13 holes. The first five holes are replayed before ending on a separate 18th hole.
The course has an interesting and demanding mix of holes, some with enticing names like the Burn, the Rushes, the Pancake, the Puzzle, the Trap, and the Saucer.
Visit the website at www.portbannatynegolfclub.co.uk
Bute Golf Club (Kingarth)
The Bute golf course lies close to the sands of Stravannan Bay on the west coast of the Isle of Bute. The unique nine-hole Kingarth course provides an opportunity to sample the very origins of the game.
Golf has been played here for more than 120 years, making it the oldest course on the island. The view across the Sound of Bute from this seaside course includes the dramatic Sleeping Warrior on the mountains of Arran. A one day fee deposited in the honesty box at the clubhouse entitles visitors to play anytime except Saturday mornings. Visit the website at www.butegolfclub.co.uk
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