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Looking for an adventure that will interest me and not beat him up and discourage him. Is Askernish a feasible trip instead? W
Frankly, either trip means a lot of time in the car. Does your son like riding in the car on very narrow roads?
JonI agree that you are underselling the trip if you try to cram it into one or even two days, and I certainly wish I'd spent more time stopping off here and there when I did it a few years ago. However my question is whether there is enough to fully engage a 13 year old ? I've never had kids and its been so long since I was that age so I've no idea whether golf/scenery/beaches ticks enough boxes. I suppose the same might be said about Askernish and at the end of the day I suppose it's also about Jim having a great time with his son and maybe its just the time spent rather than the location that counts towards that.On a general note I also like Tom's idea of fitting in a city visit. It's always surprised me that golf visitors don't base themselves more in the major cities. For instance when you think of all the great courses within striking distance of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool etc you could have a great trip mixing great (links) golf with some fantastic cities.Niall
Jim,looks like a good itinerary and I can understand your thought about playing Durness as the first course for your son. If you do want to split the first day into two I could recommend staying in Ullapool which is a great little fishing village and playing the 9 hole course there.