a lovely little golf course offering the most wonderful panoramic
views of the island and mainland. The course has three par 3's and
some testing par 4's. You had better have your driving in good trim
when playing the Gigha course, as the rough can be very
unforgiving! Those of a weak disposition should take real care when
teeing off the 4th medal, it can be very intimidating.
Gigha Golf Club is now affiliated to
the Scottish Golf Union, which means that, on production of three
score cards, members are issued with an official handicap and are
eligible to take part in competitions anywhere.
Golf was introduced on Gigha in the
late 1800s and continued to be played at the Leim course until
around 1925. There followed a 60 year gap until 1986, when keen
local golfers Alastair "Plumber" Brown and gamekeeper John Wright
designed and built a nine hole course at Tarbert Farm.
In 1988, estate plans were laid to
form a golf course at Drumeonbeg Farm and Alastair and John were
again responsible for the lay out and creation of the new course.
The first ball was driven off only
two months after work started and Alastair continued as greenkeeper
until Jim Alexander undertook the role in 2000. After Jim, Neil
Bannatyne and Bill Legge have looked after the course and kept it in
a lovely condition.