Nestled on the stunning Isle of Mull, Tobermory Golf Club stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of man-made ingenuity and natural beauty. This members-only club boasts a charming parkland course that has garnered acclaim as the "Best 9 hole golf course in Scotland" (The Scotsman, 16th January 2008). As you step onto this scenic course along Erray Road, prepare to be both enchanted and challenged by the captivating surroundings.
The course, originally designed as an 18-hole layout, was transformed into its current 9-hole configuration in the late 1940s, marking the beginning of a remarkable partnership between human innovation and the unspoiled landscape. Perched high on the hill to the north of Tobermory, the course offers breathtaking panoramic views encompassing Tobermory Bay, the Sound of Mull, Morvern, Loch Sunart, and even the distant hills of Rhum and Eigg on clear days.
Tobermory's unique character stems from its hill and heather terrain, making each hole an adventure in itself. While the course's par of 64 is a challenge that many have wrestled with, few have managed to conquer it. It wasn't until 2015 that one of the rising junior talents achieved the elusive feat of playing to par. A local saying, echoed by the Western Isles Hotel owner, aptly sums up the experience: "Beware the view; it can add strokes to your handicap."
Visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves in the course's history, which dates back to its founding year in 1896. Today, Tobermory Golf Club stands as a testament to its evolution over time. The club offers a unique opportunity to enjoy golf at a leisurely pace, surrounded by the untamed beauty of the Isle of Mull. Green fees can be paid conveniently at the well-appointed clubhouse through the Honesty Box system or at Browns Shop located in Tobermory Main Street.
For those seeking practice, Tobermory Golf Club offers a driving range to refine your swings and perfect your shots. So, if you're looking to combine your love for golf with a scenic adventure on the Isle of Mull, make sure to include Tobermory Golf Club on your must-visit list. Pack your clubs and immerse yourself in the splendour of this exceptional course, where nature and golf intertwine to create an unforgettable experience.