Taynuilt Golf Club
Argyll and Bute
- 4510 Yds
This challenging nine-hole course of undulating parkland was founded in 1987 and officially opened by Michael Banallack of the R&A in 1991.
Visitors are welcome at any time – no handicap certificate required – and they will experience a delightful layout that, while short at only 2,225 yards, is beautifully tranquil and serene.
The parkland course is surrounded by majestic scenery located close to the base of Ben Cruachan and with stunning views up Loch Etive.
The nearby village of Taynuilt is situated on the A85 approximately a two-hour drive from Glasgow and 12 miles from Oban.
While there isn’t a huge variety of holes, with four par 3s and five par 4s, the par-32 course does provide different ways of challenging the player.
Most holes have a change in elevation; the 7th especially has a drop down to the green. The course also has a wide range of greens, with big, small and well protected dance floors.
Most holes have a change in elevation; the 7th especially has a drop down to the green. The course also has a wide range of greens.
The 1st in a gentle opening par-4, where you must find the fairway with your drive, before attempting to hit into the green with a short iron.
The picturesque 2nd has Ben Cruachan as the backdrop to a hole where a mid to long iron is needed to find a generous two-tiered green.
The 3rd is a relatively short par-3 with a ditch in front and a burn at the rear of the green, before the challenge of the 4th, the longest hole on the course.
Club selection for your tee shot at the par-4 5th is very important; lay up short of the burn to leave a short iron to a partially hidden green. A drive over the burn will leave you a flick with a wedge.
The 6th is the shortest hole on the course with a severely sloping green. Over club and you are faced with a difficult up and down.
The 7th is a relatively short par-4. Again the tee shot is key, find the fairway and you are faced with a blind shot to a tricky raised green.
The penultimate hole is a testing 208-yard par 3. Trees either side of the fairway means an accurate tee-shot is essential.
The final hole, a par 4, is also the toughest. A dog-leg with mature trees on the right and the river Nant on the left means that finding the fairway with your tee shot is vital.