THE COURSE

 

As you leave the ferry, turn left and follow the road past Martyrs Bay. In summer listen out for the monotonous cry of the corncrake in the iris beds between the shore and the road. Walk up the hill for ¾ of a mile until you come to a gate. Continue through the gate and in front of you is a magnificent stretch of machair (short grass on sand.) This forms the basis of the informal Iona Golf Course which looks onto one of the finest beach views anywhere with the Camus Cuil an Tabibh (Bay at the back of the Ocean) forming the backdrop.

GETTING TO IONA

 

You'll need to get to Mull first - the route from Oban to Craignure on Mull takes 46 minutes. Vehicle reservations are recommended!

 

From Craignure, either drive or get the bus south west to Fionnphort and take the 10-minute passenger ferry to Iona. No advance booking is necessary for the ferry to Iona. Simply turn up at the port, buy a ticket and go on the next available sailing.

 

Most vehicles are not allowed on Iona - if you need to take your car, you will need to apply for a Permit . Don't worry, though - Iona is less than a mile across, so getting around is easy. If you're staying overnight, there is a Taxi Service  that can take you from Craignure, onto the ferry and straight to your accommodation on Iona.

 

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