THE COURSE

 

This 9 hole course was constructed in the early part of this century and opened in June 2005. It has been designed to use all the clubs in your bag and will present a challenge to all levels of golfers. There is a burn which runs through the middle of the course and this has to be negotiated several times during your round. There are no par 5's on our course but we have some of the hardest par 4's on Orkney especially the long uphill 3rd and the 8th with it's island green. In the summer of 2014 we became an 18 tee, 9 hole course with a total length of 4914 yards and a par of 65. The Standard Scratch is 64.

GETTING TO SOUTH RONALDSAY

 

Watching the islands appear beneath you as the plane starts its descent is a magical way to see Orkney for the first time. It only takes an hour to fly direct from Edinburgh and there are several daily flights from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and London. For international travellers, there are excellent connections to many airports.

 

London to Kirkwall (with connections) 3-4 hours

Glasgow/Edinburgh to Kirkwall 1 hour

Aberdeen to Kirkwall 50 minutes

Inverness to Kirkwall 45 minutes

Sumburgh (Shetland) to Kirkwall 35 minutes

 

As you sail towards Orkney, the islands appear to rise from the sea and you will see a landscape unchanged in thousands of years. On your journey, Orkney's wildlife will keep you company from the sky and the sea as you approach your destination. Bring your binoculars! There are four ferry routes to choose from and between 4 and 12 sailings a day depending on the season.

 

Scrabster (near Thurso) - Stromness 90 minutes www.northlinkferries.co.uk

Aberdeen - Kirkwall 6 hours www.northlinkferries.co.uk

Gills Bay - St Margaret's Hope 60 minutes www.pentlandferries.co.uk

John o'Groats - Burwick (May- Sept, foot passengers only) 40 minutes www.jogferry.co.uk