Orkney Golf Club lies on the side of Wideford Hill on the West side of Kirkwall. The course offers a well-maintained and attractively priced full eighteen holes.  The club was founded in 1889 and has a layout of 5,407yds when played off the white tees; making it the oldest and longest of the seven courses in Orkney.  At Orkney Golf Club, we pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming towards all golfers, regardless of gender, age or ability. 

The course offers a challenging and fair test of golf, but at a little shy of 6,000yds it will play shorter than many golfers are used to.  However, with out of bounds on ten of the eighteen holes and heavy rough/gorse on most holes, keeping it straight off the tee is a must, or even low handicap golfers could find it a challenge to successfully plot their way around.

As well as enjoying a challenging round of golf, you can look forward to taking in a beautiful panoramic view across Kirkwall and the Northern Isles.  Only one player per bag is permitted.

We are a Community Amateur Sports Club run by volunteers and as such we welcome all donations.  If you would like to offer a donation, you can do so by accessing this link to MasterScoreboard.

If you have any suggestions on how Orkney Golf Club could attract new business, would like to suggest improvements to our website or new content ideas you’d like to see, please scroll down to the suggestion box below.

Island Games 2025

Between 12-18 July 2025, Orkney will have the privilege of hosting the 20th International Island Games in its landmark 40th year. This week long event will see athletes from up to 24 island groups from across the world compete in 12 sports including golf.

Orkney Golf Club along with neighbours, Stromness Golf Club will be hosting the 72 hole individual, and team events.

For more details on the event and to enquire about volunteering, please follow this link to Orkney 2025.

Each year, almost 200,000 visitors come to experience the local produce, archaeology, and the deep ancient heritage of Orkney, but don’t be fooled into thinking that food and history is all that Orkney has to offer. We also have a wide variety of leisure activities available and there are none more appealing (in our opinion) than a round of golf at Orkney’s oldest golf club. Read the reviews of past visitors here, or click on the image, to book a round of golf (£50 for visitors, £40 for residents of Orkney or £20 for anyone playing with a member (£15 per round Oct. 1st to Mar 31st.)), a set of clubs (£20) (left handed and ladies clubs available) and/or a trolley (£5). Please note that only visitors affiliated to a golf club can enter our open competitions. Entries from affiliates of Scottish Golf’s Open Play will be rejected and a refunded.

There are a number of open competitions that make up part of our yearly fixture list for visitors and members alike. clicking on the cartoon golfer will show the opens for the next few weeks, but there is plenty more on offer. So whether you’re an Orkney Golf Club Member or a visitor who’s planning a trip to our beautiful islands, why not take a look our fixture calendar where you have the option to switch between list and month view, to help plan your trip.

By clicking on a logo in our sponsor carousel below; you will be taken to the website of the named sponsor.

The link via the image is for our members to access all things Master Scoreboard related. Competition entry, draw sheets, leaderboards and results. Or to book a tee time for a social round with friends and fellow members. For that much needed practice session in our indoor facility (come on, be honest). Or to keep up to date with Wilson Cup, Northern Counties and Cupal Cup/Shield qualification (or at least to see if you’re ahead of your mates) and the My Golf section to ponder on the season you’re having and to try and figure out how to get that handicap down.

Suggestion Box

If you have a new content idea or suggested improvement for the website, or ideas on how the club could attract new business; please submit your suggestion via the box below. We can’t guarantee your suggestion will come into effect, but all suggestions will be considered.

*NB: This is for club business and website suggestions only.  Suggested improvements to the course condition or layout should be presented to the Orkney Golf Club Committee at the AGM.

Like anywhere else in Scotland, the Orkney weather can be a fickle and unpredictable beast. Why not take a look at the 7 day forecast before booking that next competition, knock-out match or social round. Be warned, if the forecast is predicting a calm sunny day, don’t be fooled into thinking you might actually get round the course dry.

Visitors to our website using Microsoft web browsers, (Explorer, Edge etc.) might find that some pages will not display correctly. Very little of our content is affected by the problem, but if you are faced with a red screen that has the text “Microsoft Defender SmartScreen has blocked this unsafe content ” please be assured that the content is not unsafe. It simply means that Microsoft browsers do not like to display PDF files. To view this file in Microsoft Edge, please click on ‘Download File’ above the red box. Viewing the website via a different browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc.) will allow you to see the otherwise blocked content. This error is generally isolated to the viewing of meeting minutes, and the problem has been reported to Microsoft.