Following in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris: Bonnie Wee Golf suggests five reasons why every golf enthusiast should experience the Askernish Open.
If it’s an authentic golfing experience you seek, look no further than The Askernish Open in South Uist. Askernish is a remote crofting community in the Outer Hebrides and is home to one of the most distinctive golf courses in the world. Founded in 1891 and designed by Old Tom Morris, the course sadly fell into decline in the 1920s and 9 of the 18 holes were lost.
In 2005, the history of Askernish Golf Club entered a new chapter. A group of local visionaries undertook a project to rediscover the lost course and restore Askernish to an 18-hole layout. With assistance from golf course designers Mackenzie & Ebert, the vision became a reality three years later.
Bonnie Wee Golf attended the 2015 Askernish Open to experience it first hand. Here are our five reasons why every golf enthusiast should experience the Askernish Open (at least once).
The Clubhouse is currently closed for the winter but the course remains open for play.