LOCATION

Enjoy a striking destination inspired by the extraordinary landscape.

Isle of North Uist

Sollas Golf course

 

Sollas Golf Course is a 9 hole links course on the North West of North Uist over-looking the Atlantic. The course was built and maintained by local volunteers in the summer of 2001. The course is on the machair used by the local crofters who have given permission to use the land to play golf. For more information please visit http://www.sollasgolfcourse.co.uk/

Barpa Langass

A 5,000 year old burial chamber. Partly collapsed, dangerous to enter but it is possible to have a look with a torch into the chamber. The chamber follows a shorts walk from Langass Forest.

Langass Woods

Urras a Craobh Uibhist a Tuath took over management of the woodland in 2005, making the experience of the woods more than just an environment for wildlife to bloom but also a chance to learn something. Visit the website to find out more information about the Woods and The Letterbox Trail. http://www.langasswoods.co.uk/

Isle of Benbecula

Benbecula Golf course

Benbecula Golf Course is a 9 hole course, located beside Benbecula Airport, minutes away from Balivanich.  Ideally located with lots of facilites nearby; Shops, Restaurants, Cafes and Childrens Play Park. The course officially opened in 1985. 

Liniclate Sports Centre

Located within Liniclate School facilites include: 25m Swimming Pool, Newly fitted Fitness Suite, Games Hall, Sauna, Football Pitch and Running Track. visit the website here for further information; http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/lsc/index.asp

Isle of South Uist

Askernish Golf course (Old Tom Morris)

 

The course and club has a long and almost mythical history. Old Tom Morris came to South Uist in 1891 to create a course at the request of the wealthy land owner, Lady Cathcart, so that she could impress her high society guests. Old Tom created an 18 hole course that was maintained by the local crofters until the early 1920s when the demand for golf declined and social pressures on the local people meant that maintaining the course was not viable.

 

 Over the course of the next 80 years the course that Old Tom created was taken back by the wild. In 2005 a group of locals decided that they wanted their course back and set to work, with the help of some of the golf industry’s biggest and best names, restoring this ’lost’ course. In 2008 the course was reopened as an 18 hole facility that has received the highest acclaim from golfing media and beyond.

 

If you're a keen golfer and fancy trying out the 'Old Tom Morris' course, let us know, we are more than welcome to book on your behalf.

 

Golfers of all abilities will be made welcome.

Fishing

South Uist has some of the finest and most exceptional brown trout and sea trout fishing in the world. The brown trout are truly wild which is a rare resource in this age of stocked fisheries. There are approximately 800 lochs and lochans between the island of South Uist and Benbecula and virtually all of these contain wild brown trout. The hill lochs tend mainly to have large populations of small fish, albeit 'monster' fish are caught there from time to time, the best baskets of brown trout are caught in the machair lochs

 

You can fish the lochs through Storas Uibhist or the South Uist Angling Club. The lochs reserved by Storas Uibhist are some of the most famous wild trout lochs in the world.  Brown trout range from 1lb to 5lb and sea trout can be up to 7lb.  Many of the lochs are ‘machair’ lochs, in which the high alkalinity of the water caused by the shell sand bed produces large and beautifully conditioned trout. 

 

The season for brown trout runs from 1st April to 30th September.  Sea trout/salmon season runs from early/mid July to 31st October. 

 

We can book lochs, boats and ghillies through the South Uist Estates, or if you fancy, open sea fishing we can also arrange that on your behalf. The angling club lochs day permits can also be obtained through the hotel. 

More information about the Islands can be found on the below websites:

http://www.isle-of-benbecula.co.uk/

http://www.isle-of-south-uist.co.uk/

http://www.isle-of-north-uist.co.uk/

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