Most Expensive Golf in Britain???

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interesting to see there are prices on the article, someone who had been there to do some work told me it was just to entertain his rich mates... bit of a pain in the bum to get to without a helicopter, fly to Islay then ferry or chopper from there?
 
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interesting to see there are prices on the article, someone who had been there to do some work told me it was just to entertain his rich mates... bit of a pain in the bum to get to without a helicopter, fly to Islay then ferry or chopper from there?
Two ferry journeys take you straight there
 

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I'm used to getting a rain voucher for a future green fee if we don't get at least 9 holes played. I assume its the same deal here
 

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The hotel is crazy money but no mention of green fees in the article. I'll keep an eye open for a £25 deal on teetimes ;)
 

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Probably inundated with midges in the summer.
Starting to sound like a poor investment to me - or am I just a wee bit jealous 🤔😂
 
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Nearly what I was quoted for a B&B on Islay! :)
I've got free accommodation on Islay for when I visit - brother's got a house...the old family farmhouse of his In Laws :)

Must ask him what the locals and fellow Machrie members think of the Jura course...
 

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Not been to the island - but Jura is not links land.

It's boggy and marshy.
It is a strange place, population of about 200.
Not a lot to do except stare at lots of deer from the one road.
National Trust and a couple of large estates seem to own most of the land, one tiny village/pub and the Jura distillery.
Did not look like it welcomed hill walkers/tourists....big midge country.
Not a place I would return to.

Golf club set up looks akin to Skibo.
 

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Is 20m a realistic budget to build a decent golf course from scratch?
Just about I would think, 25 years ago it was £40k a green as a base level from the main contractors
Scared the pants off a few farmers who came to me for advice on building new courses on their land

Around that time I built a 9 hole course plus small pro shop/toilets/entry drive/services etc for £300,000
Took a while to settle in mind.:love:
 

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Just about I would think, 25 years ago it was £40k a green as a base level from the main contractors
Scared the pants off a few farmers who came to me for advice on building new courses on their land

Around that time I built a 9 hole course plus small pro shop/toilets/entry drive/services etc for £300,000
Took a while to settle in mind.:love:
would depend where i'd imagine and who you got to do it... cost us over £1M for 3 new greens and some bunkers in the middle of the fairways:rolleyes: that was Mackenzie & Ebert and our staff did most of the work, i shudder to think how much they would charge to build a whole new course:unsure:
 
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