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South Uist has over 20 miles of continuous white shell beaches along its west coast, which is lapped by the Atlantic Ocean. The incredible machair lands and dunes along these beaches are brimming with flowers and wildlife such as corncrakes and otters. Long and linear, the east coast is composed of fjordic inlets and bays with fantastic views across the Minch to the isles of Skye, Rhum and Eigg.
South Uist has a community who preserve their Hebridean traditions. In this laidback, friendly island, community crofting activities like peat cutting, wool dying and seaweed gathering are still part of everyday life. South Uist is now linked to the Isle of Eriskay by a causeway which runs alongside the channel where the S.S. Politician ran aground in 1941. This accident was immortalised in Compton MacKenzie's novel "Whisky Galore." .
South Uist is notable for its views - some of which can be seen in the photo gallery - and range of walks: you may find yourself strolling through a deserted blackhouse village in an empty valley one day, and experiencing dramatic cliffs and coastal coves the next.
There are many hills to conquer on the East Coast including Ben Mhor, the highest peak on the Uists. Take on the three peaks challenge by completing Ben Mhor, Corrodale and Hecla in the same day. If you really want to challenge yourself you can compete in the in the first week of August.
If hills is not your thing then you could try the Machair Way, 20+ miles of Machair and beach along the West Coast. A challenging walk but well worth the effort.
The range of accommodation in South Uist is well suited to all form of visitors. There are plenty of hotels, bed and breakfast establishments and self catering units that are all within easy reach of the golf course. It is advisable to book well ahead for visits, especially during the busy months of July and August. You can expect a friendly welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the destinations recommended by the golf club.
Visitouterhebrides has a great directory of all accommodation options on the island so please follow the link below if you are looking for a place to stay while you play.