Now I wonder if this place is on the bucket list of golfers?
While driving on South Uist we came across a sign advertising a golf tournament at this golf course. The tournament was a big occasion for South Uist and we were surprised to find this golf course here.
The course had been designed by Tom Morris who is well known to golfers as the man who designed the new golf course at St Andrews in Scotland. Some say he was the greatest golf architect that ever lived. He has designed many golf courses and the story behind the course at Askernish is an interesting one. You can hear about it on the video.
The club house is not imposing and when we were there they were preparing for the golf tournament.It was a beautiful day when we were there although extremely windy so close to the sea.
Another stop off for us in South Uist was the Kildonan Museum.It is not a large museum but certainly well worth a visit.
Not one of the French Macdonalds but Flora Macdonald was born in South Uist and there are various memorials to her in Scotland. There is a memorial cairn at the ruins of the Milton settlement on South Uist where she was born. She is best known for her role in helping Prince Charlie escape from Scotland after his defeat in the Jacobite Rebellion.
This is the countryside just close by our bed and breakfast, Heron Point.
Our b&b was delightful and that night we enjoyed dinner at the Polochar Inn.
North Uist was our destination the following day.
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It is a magical place and we hope to revisit some day.