Review of the Month March 2017 – Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club
Shiskine Golf (& Tennis) Club, set in a truly stunning location at Blackwaterfoot on the Isle of Arran, may only have 12 holes but there is nothing lacking in terms of the enjoyment or test of golf that is presented when playing this wonderfully captivating links.
It’s a course that brings a smile to your face.
In fact writing this review, many days afterwards, I am still grinning from ear to ear at the experience I had there.
I can usually tell how much I like a course by the number of times that I get my camera out to take photos. At Shiskine it got to the point where it wasn’t worth putting it away.
It’s a true links golf course that has its fair share of quirkiness but also presents a sound and varied test of golf with a number of excellent holes. It’s not championship golf but you must use your imagination to score well.
The course begins with a thrilling opening drive. A sandy beach is hard to your left but it is down this side you must be if you wish to a have a glimpse of the flagstick on a green that is mostly hidden by a large sandhill encroaching from the right. The second is another superb driving hole with an undulating fairway, which houses a centre-line bunker, before once again playing over the crest of a hill to a blind green fronted by a small burn.
Now the real fun begins.
By Ed Battye
Review of the Month March 2017 selected by Editor-in-Chief, Keith Baxter – click here to read the full review
Photo courtesy of Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club