Stromness Golf Club

Established in 1890, the course is one of the best on offer on Scotland’s Islands with views not only of the town but also across to the islands of Hoy and Graemsay as well as the world-famous Scapa Flow.

Stromness Golf Club, Golf House, Ness Rd, Stromness KW16 3DW
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At just over 4800yds and a par 65 for men and par 69 for ladies, the course is by no means long but don't let that fool you. Stromness is a fair but tough challenge, especially for the single-figure handicappers with seven par 3s and no par 5s (for the men). Its small and undulating greens mean a precise short game is required and even though it is a bit forgiving off the tee, an approach from the rough isn't recommended. There will always be some degree of wind to take into account too and it's not unheard of for some par 3s to be unreachable when there's a 'stiff breeze'! Limit your damage in the first seven holes and then try to score through holes 8 to 13. Holes 14 and 15 are tough pars while the 16th offers a birdie opportunity. The 17th can be driven over the road by longer hitters but it's still a very acceptable par before a possible birdie chance at the last. And the views...well, come and see for yourself.

Stromness Gold Club is one of two golf courses that will be used for the Games. Orkney Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of Kirkwall and Stromness Golf Club some 15 miles away at the west side of Orkney’s second town. Some upgrade work has taken place at the course to add several bunkers and new trees.


Modern clubhouse and good short game facilities.

At just over 4800yds, the course is a fair but tough challenge.

With undulating greens, the course offers breath-taking views

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