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The Dragon’s Tooth, Glencoe

I had not appreciated there was a golf course at Glencoe, far less weather you might actually be able to play golf in. Here’s my image when I think about the place:

The area is stunning, ofcourse. Here’s a link to find out more about the general area: https://www.glencoescotland.com

The nearest gold course is the wonderfully named “Dragon’s Tooth” course at Ballachulish. Here’s a little bit of text from the Club’s website:

The Dragons Tooth has quickly become a firm favourite with golfers far and wide. Why?

  • Golfers of all abilities find a real welcome – first time golfers, complete amateurs and “early adopters” are as “at home” here as seasoned experts

  • Passion, care and investment has created superb playing conditions (and it’s getting better all the time!) Charges are low, so it doesn’t cost much to play

  • Charges are low, so it doesn’t cost much to play

  • The Club House Cafe is a dream come true in a cafe; here you will find decent fresh coffee, home baking, creative meals and lots of friendly services, including free WiFi

The 18 tee, 9 hole Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course at Ballachulish is located on an undulating, tree-lined estate at the entrance to mighty Glencoe, just south of Fort William.

Wide sweeps of grassland drop down to almost touch the loch. Panoramas from each of the challenging holes are breathtaking and the quality of the fairways matches mightier courses in Scotland.

If you are in the Highlands of Scotland looking for golf near Fort William or Oban, this course is convenient to get to and a treasure to play.

The course boasts fantastic USGA greens, allowing all year round putting and giving firm, dry, fast summer surfaces. It stands up very well to whatever the west coast climate can throw!

Golfers of all standards find delight and challenge at this special golf course (opened in 2001).  The 5,003 yard course is a par 69/67 experience and arguably the best feature is it’s wonderful location in the breath-taking “Glenachulish” valley.

The estate is smothered in flora and fauna . Mature trees of all kinds enhance the edges of  the fairways, from shapely old oaks overhanging the second green and hidden yew trees that are over two hundred years old, to a well situated, ancient Monkey Puzzle tree towering over the third green.  In the spring Bluebells carpet the riverbank that runs through the heart of the course as it sweeps down into Loch Linnhe from the dramatic Glen Ahulish gorge above.

This looks like a fun 9 hole course set up with two sets of tee boxes. Built in 2002, its a newbie in Scottish terms, but the area has loads of history connected to it, including of course the notorious Glencoe massacre (1692) and the Appin murder. The latter event which occurred in 1752, was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s marvellous tale, Kidnapped.

Here’s some pics of the area: awesome, right?

Looks like a pretty cool 9 hole course, and is on the list…

Hamilton Island Golf Club

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