We welcome visitors of all ages and abilities. Lochranza Golf Course offers a stimulating game with plenty of mental and physical problem solving for all golfers.
We especially welcome junior players supervised by adults; it pays to start young and the skills you acquire will be second nature to you all your life.
We now have a Pitch and Putt course for those who want the fun without the demanding challenge of the full course.
We have a range of golf clubs for hire.
We do not have complex rules, codes or requirements but we do ask you to respect the course and the safety and well-being of other players by observing the following:-
- Practise OFF the tee area
- Use plastic tees to avoid damage to the grass
- Replace divots immediately
- Rake bunkers if necessary
- Give way to faster players
- Keep trolleys off the greens
Golf Terms for Beginners
|Birdie||A score of one under par for a hole|
|Bogey||A score of one over par for a hole|
|Chip||A short stroke to lift the ball onto the putting green|
|Divot||The grass removed when playing an iron shot|
|Drive||To strike the ball a long distance|
|Eagle||A score of two under par for a hole|
|Fairway||The short, mown grass between the tee and the green|
|Green||The close-cut grass surrounding the hole, intended for putting|
|Handicap||A system of scoring to enable players of varying abilities to compete on equal terms|
|Par||The number of shots a good player is entitled to take|
|Putt||To strike the ball gently to get it into the hole||Tee||A small plastic/ wooden pin on which the ball sits when the first shot is played on each hole|
|Teeing Ground||The starting place for the hole to be played|
|Wedge||A type of golf club designed to give height to the shot e.g. when the ball is in a bunker|