Askernish Golf Day
Board your flight for the short hour’s hop to Benbecula, then simply sit back, relax and enjoy the on board hospitality. Upon your descent, take in the spectacular view of South Uist’s numerous sea lochs. Upon arrival, your rental car will be waiting for you at Benbecula Airport (or, if chosen, a private chauffeur) courtesy of the friendly team at Car Hire Hebrides. We will then get you all set for your short 40 minute journey to South Uist; home to the hidden gem – Askernisk Golf Club, with satellite navigation provided to help you find your way. Once you reach the golf course, receive a complimentary hot breakfast roll and tea/coffee to get you ready for your day-ahead. After you have finished your unforgettable round of golf, take a 10 minute drive to the Polochair Inn for lunch, where you will be served a 2 course lunch consisting of wonderful local produce + tea/coffee. After you are all filled up, head back to Benbecula Airport for your evening flight to Glasgow.
Askernish Golf Club is home to “the most natural golf course in the world” (2011 visitor) and has been ranked 86 in GB&I’s Top 100 Links Courses 2015.
The course and club has a long and almost mythical history. Old Tom Morris came to South Uist in 1891 to create a course at the request of the wealthy land owner, Lady Cathcart, so that she could impress her high society guests. Old Tom created an 18 hole course that was maintained by the local crofters until the early 1920s when the demand for golf declined and social pressures on the local people meant that maintaining the course was not viable. Over the course of the next 80 years the course that Old Tom created was taken back by the wild. The land was kept as 12 holes, and 9 holes, and 9 holes with 18 tees, and was also used as an airstrip. In 2005 a group of locals decided that they wanted their course back and set to work, with the help of some of the golf industry’s biggest and best names, restoring this ’lost’ course. In 2008 the course was reopened as an 18 hole facility that has received the highest acclaim from golfing media and beyond.
The course begins with a 6 hole loop which includes 2 par 5s. These holes give you a gentle start where undulating greens and large elevation changes provide the challenges to prepare you for the coming 12 holes. When you reach the 7th tee you are greeted by the Atlantic Ocean, views of Barra and you are presented with golf holes that run through some of the most brilliant dune systems in golf.
Day-return flights + your golf clubs
Rental car (SUV/estate or similar)
Round of golf and all green fees
Morning snack + lunch
(Based on 4 people sharing a hire car and bringing their own clubs)
For Chauffeur options, please enquire
Contact our specialist Golf-day Team: +44 1496 302022
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.