Established in 1892 in a quiet valley on the Scottish Island of Arran, Corrie GC flies under there radar for travelling golfers.
It is a nine hole course with an honesty box, and real character.
With impressive mountain backdrops and views over The Firth of Clyde, Corrie is a beautiful place to play golf.
The 9 hole, par 31 course only measures 1915 yards from the back markers, but the undulation throughout make it play considerably longer in some parts.
And it can be tight!
With trees to hit over and around, and heather lining the fairways, golfers will need to be accurate.
At times it is hard to pick which green you are headed for, and some fairways cross over each other.
The greens are true, and often square!
It’s a quirky course, but great fun.
A second nine should be mandatory as golfer’s will by then know the lines of play.
Notable holes include:
- hole 2 (Punchbowl), a dramatic, picturesque longer par 3 with a hidden punchbowl green protected by a mature tree. The mountain backdrop is to die for!(see pic top of page)
- hole 3 (Rowan Tree), is a lovely short uphill par 4 with a square green. The heather lining the fairway is quite striking here..
- hole 5 (Mount Pleasant), a short steep uphill par 3 between a narrow avenue of trees
- hole 6 (Smearing House), a short par 4 across the hill to a square green tucked into the slope
- hole 9 (Home), a lovely par 4 down through the heart of the valley with a burn very much dominating proceedings!
You won't accidentally stumble over Corrie GC on your Scottish travels unless you visit the island of Arran.
But the more educated and adventurous golfers will know about Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club.
It's something special!
If you ever get to Shiskine make sure you take the opportunity to play Corrie as well.
You won't regret it.
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