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play one of the World’s best opening holes, only 20 minutes from Killean
The perfect place for golf holidays in Scotland, Argyll & Gigha are home to 6 golf courses, providing a variety of challenges suitable for the golf novice to the professional.

Machrihanish Golf Club

Machrihanish, Campbeltown, PA28 6PT
Tel 01586 810213; Web

The spectacular, world-renowned Machrihanish Golf Course has been voted to have “the best opening hole in golf” by golf architects and players and is listed in the top 100 golf courses outside the USA by the Golfer’s Digest. Machrihanish provides a challenging natural 18 hole championship links course as well as an equally challenging but shorter 9 hole ladies course with separate Ladies Clubhouse and two practice areas. Visitors are most welcome from around the world.
(20 miles south of Killean)

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

Machrihanish, Kintyre PA28 6NU
Tel 01586 554411; Web:
In 2009, Machrihanish Dunes Golf was the first golf course to be have been built on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi) since the days of "Old Tom" himself. It will also be the first 18-hole links golf course to be built on the west coast of Scotland in 100 years. Set hard against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Machrihanish Dunes shares breathtaking views with the adjacent Machrihanish Golf Club links laid out by "Old Tom" Morris in 1879, one of Scotland’s classic and most revered links. Measuring 7,300 yards, Machrihanish Dunes also features six greens and five tees at the ocean’s edge.
(20 miles south of Killean)

Carradale Golf Club

Carradale, Campbeltown, PA28 6RY
Tel 01583 431321; Web
Located on the east coast of the Kintyre Penisular, this is a 9-hole course with panoramic views across the Kilbrannan Sound towards the Isle of Arran. Founded in 1906, the course is very popular with the local and visiting players and each hole has its own feature.
(33 miles around the peninsula, or 16 miles if traveling in a 4x4 across the estate.)

Dunaverty Golf Club

Southend, Campbeltown, PA28 6RW
Tel 01586 830677; Web:
Situated in a glorious setting on the south coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, this is a testing 18-hole natural links course with undulating fairways and arguably one of the finest set of greens in Scotland! Visitors are unrestricted.
(26 miles south of Killean)

Tarbert Golf Club

Kilberry Road, Tarbert, PA29 6XX
Tel 01880 820565; Web
A picturesque 9-hole moorland course with undulating fairways requiring accurate shots. Visitors are unrestricted.
(20 miles north of Killean)

Gigha Golf Club

Isle of Gigha, Kintyre, PA41 7AA
Tel 01583 505242
After a short ferry crossing from the nearby port of Tayinloan (1.6 miles from Killean), this gently sloping 9-hole course has wonderful views of the island and across to the mainland. The course has three par 3’s, some testing par 4’s and unforgiving rough! Visitors are unrestricted.
World famous Golf courses in Ayrshire and Northern Ireland are also within easy reach thanks to the Kintyre Express ferry service
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