A SPECIAL golfing experience awaits close to the sands of Stravannan Bay on the west coast of the beautiful Isle of Bute. Here you will find a hidden gem. Bute Golf Club's unique nine-hole Kingarthcourse which provides an opportunity to sample the very origins of the game. Golf has been played here for more than 120 years, making it the oldest course on the island.
Founded in 1892, Rothesay Golf Club was moved, extended and relaid out by James Braid in 1908, with a first tee only ¾ of a mile from Rothesay pier. Over the course of the 20th century mostfamous golfers played and enthused about the course. The course circles around Canada Hill which at about 400ft gives spectacular views of the Firth of Clude, the Cowal Hills, Lochs Ridden and Striven, the Mull of Kintyre, the isle of Arran and the Ayrshire Hills.