Askernish Golf Day

The course

Askernish is a course like no other, a genuine hidden gem which is steeped in history.

The world-renowned golf course designer and founder of the modern game, Old Tom Morris came to South Uist in 1891 to create a course at the request of the wealthy landowner, Lady Cathcart, so she could impress her high society guests.

She certainly chose the right man for the job, having also designed or redesigned several of the world's greatest courses, among them Muirfield, Prestwick, and Carnoustie, in Scotland, and Royal County Down, in Northern Ireland.

Old Tom created an 18-hole course that was maintained by the local crofters until the early 1920s when the demand for the game and social pressures on the local people meant that maintaining the land was not viable.


The next 80 years

Over the next 80 years Old Tom’s creation became wild and over-grown – with fears it would never be played again.

In 2005 a group of locals decided that they wanted it to bring it back to life, setting to work, with the help of some of the sport’s biggest and best names, restoring this ’lost’ course. Three years later it was reopened as an 18-hole course which has received the highest acclaim from golfing media and beyond.

Askernish begins with a 6-hole loop which includes two par 5s. These holes give you a gentle start where undulating greens and large elevation changes provide the challenges to prepare players for the next 12 holes. Once at the 7th tee the wild Atlantic Ocean meets the horizon, with views of Barra in the distance while navigating one of golf’s most amazing dune systems.


Board your flight for the short hours hop to Benbecula, then sit back, relax and enjoy the onboard hospitality.

Upon descent, be sure take in the spectacular view of South Uist’s myriad of sea lochs. A rental car will be waiting at Benbecula Airport (or, if chosen, a private chauffeur) courtesy of the friendly team at Car Hire Hebrides ahead of the short 40 minute drive to Askernisk Golf Club in South Uist.

Upon arrival at the golf course guests will receive a complimentary hot breakfast roll and tea or coffee to get ready for the day-ahead. After finishing an unforgettable round of golf, pop in the car and take a 10-minute drive to the Polochair Inn for a locally sourced, hearty two-course lunch.

As the afternoon comes to a close, a flight from Bamboula Airport back to Glasgow rounds off a spectacular day’s golfing.

  • £219pp
  • (Based on 4 people sharing a hire car and bringing their own clubs)
  • For Chauffeur options, please contact our specialist Golf-day Team: +44 1496 302022

What's included?

  • Flights

    Day-return flights + your golf clubs.

  • Transport

    Rental car (SUV/estate or similar)

  • Golf

    Round of golf and all green fees.

  • Food

    Morning snack + lunch.

Terms and conditions

Prices are subject to availability.

In the event of delays or weather disruption, if these impact on the time available for your day-away, you will be given the option to change to an alternative date. Min of 2, maximum group size of 7 may also apply depending on car availability.

If you encounter any issues on your day-away, please contact +44 1496 302022, our specialist team will be happy to assist.

A 20% non refundable deposit is required at time of booking, with the balance payable no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.

If booked within 6 weeks of departure, full payment is required. Lunch consists of 2 courses, with meat & vegetable options + tea/coffee.

Other drinks are extra. The rental car is subject to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement with Car Hire Hebrides.

It is strongly recommended you seek adequate travel insurance for your trip. Loganair cannot make recommendations on suitability of cover. It is the responsibility of day-away customers, undertaking self-drives, to ensure they arrive at the airports in time for their flights.

Click here for rental car terms and conditions.