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Just in case anyone likes the sound of James's post and doesn't do enough research: the Bealach na Ba (the pass of the cattle) was the only road connecting the Applecross peninsula with the outside world until the 1960s. It is the third highest paved road in the UK, and with gradients in excess of 20 per cent it is not recommended for learner drivers or large vehicles. It is an amazing road, but don't take it if you're a nervous driver!
Irrespective of the height of the rough Iíd be happy to give Askernish a play or two or more.As to getting there, you can fly with Logan Air from Inverness to/from Benbecula, which is the airport just up the road from Askernish. Can be expensive but less so if book in advance. You can also fly to/from Stornaway or go for the beach landing at Barra but with these two youíll also need the odd short ferry crossing.Atb
I think the key here is at 13, how keen is your son for wild golf- since Askernish, which I've played many times, is hard core! it's old fashioned, as in minimal maintenance to reproduce the golf of the 19th rather than the 20th century. It has majestic holes and real golf- but may not be much for for a young guy likely seeing Scotland the first time. South Uist, where it is located, is a spare landscape with a minimalist kind of beauty. I guess what I'm saying is it's wonderful you are taking your son to Scotland. Be sure he has fun and isn't overwhelmed by the golf you long to play.
Dates: Leave US on June 14 - Fly Back June 24Itinerary - Take 4Thank you all for helping me put this togetherJune 15: Land Inverness 15:00 -> Drive to Inverness (0:15) - Stay in Inverness - See Loch NessJune 16: Drive to Gairloch (1:45) - Stay in Gairloch - Play Gairloch GCJune 17: Wend up to Ullapool (1:30) - Play Ullapool GC - Stay in UllapoolJune 18: Summer Island Cruise from Ullapool Harbor - Drive to Kylesku (0:50) - Stay in KyleskuJune 19: Drive to Durness (1:00) - Play Durness GC - Stay in DurnessJune 20: Wend our way to Reay along North Coast (~ 2hrs) - Include Dunnet Head - Stay in Reay/ThursoJune 21: Play Reay - Drive to Brora (1:30) - Stop to check out Forsinard Flows en routeJune 22: Tour area around in and around Brora - rest day in general - Dunrobin CastleJune 23: Play Brora - Drive to Inverness airport (1:20) - Stay at airportJune 24: Fly OutWill be making reservations in the next week or so. Any additional thoughts are well appreciated.