Barra Golf Club
“The Most Westerly Golf Course in the UK”
The Barra Golf Club (Gaelic: Comunn Golf Bharraidh) is a 9-hole golf course on the Isle of Barra and is known as “the most westerly golf course in the UK”. It is a short course, measuring only 2,396 yards but it is a great place to play the game. Not only does it challenge both advanced and beginner golfers alike but it also offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the absolutely breathtaking landscape. You will also notice low voltage wiring surrounding the greens. These were installed with an aim to keep the nearby cattle away from the course. So if you are planning to visit the Isle of Barra, be sure to book a tee time at the Barra Golf Club. You won’t be disappointed!
About the Isle of Barra
The Isle of Barra is the southernmost island of the Outer Hebrides that is inhabited. It is home to slightly more than 1,000 people (according to the 2001 census), however, it is visited by thousands of travellers from both Britain and abroad. Most travellers visit the island from May to the end of September, with the majority arriving during the summer months.
Visitors of the Isle of Barra are above all attracted by its spectacular landscape which next to rich history makes a visit to the island truly unforgettable. While most visitors come to the island to explore its gorgeous white sandy beaches, observe wildlife, enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities and visit historic attractions, many also choose the 8 miles x 4 miles island as a starting point to explore other Outer Hebrides islands further north.
The Isle of Barra offers a wide range of accommodation options ranging from luxury hotels to modest but cosy holiday cottages and simple bed and breakfasts. We recommend the Isle of Barra Beach Hotel both due to its convenient proximity to the golf course and quality of service.
Getting to the Isle of Barra
You can get to the Isle of Barra by air or ferry. There are daily flights from Glasgow to the Barra Airport which is quite an adventure as the landing strip is directly on the beach. The Caledonian MacBrayne ferries are the only ones providing a direct access to Barra from mainland (Oban), while the travelling time is about five hours.