Fair Isle’s Lighthouse Keeper’s Golf Course
The Fair Isle’s Lighthouse Keeper’s Golf Course is probably one of the most remote Golf courses on the Planet.
The Golf course can be found on the Fair Isle. A small island off the mainland of Scotland between Orkney and Shetland.
The island is only 1.5 by 3 miles in size and has a total population of just 60.
Famous for its knitwear and for its birdwatchers the island is a once in a lifetime experience to visit.
One of the islanders, Tommy Hyndman, has his very own Golf course. Tommy moved from the state of New York to the Fair Isle in 2006.
The Fair Isle’s Lighthouse Keeper’s Golf Course:
Since 2006, Tommy has reinstated the Fair Isle’s Lighthouse Keeper’s Golf course which had practically disappeared.
The course is made up of 6 terrifying holes amongst peninsulas, jagged rock cliffs and rolling hills.
There are no green fees to pay, for visitors, just a box for donations. It would be common courtesy to buy one of Tommy’s hats too!
Maintained by the weather and the sheep, so don’t expect Augusta National playing conditions. Tommy runs the Golf course and it is his pride and joy, and possibly the only thing that helps keep him sane.
Built on croft land where the sheep graze between the golfers. Puffins, Orcas,
Originally, the cups were old tin cans and the flag poles were broomsticks. The course has developed somewhat and now has real cups & flagsticks.
This course is full of character and is a great test of anyone skills.
The best part of the whole experience is the wee dram of Scottish Whisky to warm you up.
Tommy is always on the lookout for course equipment. Tee markers, signs, flagsticks, fags etc. If you have any spare, then let Tommy know.
You can contact Tommy for any accommodation enquiries etc.
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