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Gigha Golf Course, Isle of Gigha, Argyll. (1890s - 1925)

The Gigha Golf Course website mentions a course that was in existence between the late 1890s and 1925 and was located at Leim. 

Report on the course in June 1898.


Isle of Gigha Golf Course, Argyll. Report on the course in June 1898.

Oban Times and Argyllshire Advertiser Saturday 25 June 1898. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Below is a report on the “Island for Sale” and evidence of the eighteen-hole golf course in 1910.


Gigha Golf Couse, Isle of Gigha, Argyll. Report on the Island for sale including the golf course.

From The Scotsman Saturday 30th July 1910. Image © Johnston Press plc.


In 1986, after a gap of 60 years, a nine-hole course was laid out by local golfers Alastair Brown and green-keeper John Wright. This course was located at Tarbert Farm. 

In 1988 a move was made to the current location at Drumeonbeg Farm, Alistair and John again laying out the nine-hole course.   

The Google Map below shows the area around Leim, location of the first golf course.