Extreme Golf

Play a round against the elements this Autumn

The highest, the most remote, the windiest – kit up for one of these courses from the AA Golf Course Guide that are more than just plain rough.

South Lanarkshire

Set among the Lowther Hills at 400 metres above sea level, this is the highest golf course in Scotland. The testing course runs east from the village of Leadhills uphill towards the moorland slopes of Shiel Gair Rig. Could be nippy in winter. More about the Leadhills

Shetland Islands

The most northerly golf course in Britain is on the same latitude as Bergen in Norway. A large part of the course goes round the rugged north-east tip of the island, offering spectacular holes in an exposed but highly scenic setting. The fairways are defined by marker posts. More about the Whalsay

The AA Golf Course Guide, Gunwalloe near Mullion, Cornwall Mullion

Founded in 1895, the clifftop and links course lies on dramatic National Trust coastline and has sweeping views over Mount's Bay. A steep downhill on 6th and the 10th descends to the beach with a deep ravine alongside the green. This is the second-most southerly course in the British Isles. More about the Mullion

West Monmouthshire
Nantyglo, Blaenau Gwent

Established in 1906, the West Monmouthshire is the highest British course, with the 14th tee at 461 metres above sea level. The mountain and heathland course has plenty of views, hard walking and natural hazards. Brace yourself for the testing 3rd hole, par 5, and 7th hole, par 4. More about the West Monmouthshire

County Clare

This established course on the west coast of Ireland follows the cliffs of Kilkee Bay. Its mature championship greens offer a great variety of challenges – seaside holes, clifftop holes, and holes with crafty water hazards. The spectacular 3rd hole hugs the cliff top, but the real test is the ever-present Atlantic breeze. Don't forget your waterproofs. More about the Kilkee

The AA Golf Course Guide, Old Head, Kinsale, County Cork Old Head
Kinsale, County Cork

The Old Head course has a spectacular location on a lighthouse promontory jutting out into the Atlantic. As well as the sea and cliffs, you have to contend with strong prevailing winds – a fine test for serious golfers. More about the Old Head


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