Set in the hills of Oban, on the West coast of Scotland, Glencruitten is regarded as the gateway to the island and the course itself was built into hills and woodland. With magnificent elevated views of the woodland and surrounding areas, the large clubhouse also looks over the opening holes with a generous lounge and bar area with modern seating. The venue also has practice facilities including a driving range and putting green.
Although short in yardage, Glencruitten Golf Course is not an easy course and the holes have been mapped around the hillside. Many of the raised greens and tees provide complicated approaches frequently featuring blind shots. The abundance of woodland and trees that line the course will provide a hazard for anyone who is errant from the tee and many will find the greenside bunkers as a result of the blind approach shots. Good club selection is essential round the course as the large changes in elevation will affect distance, and the lie of the greens ensure that pace putting will be tested along with some sloping breaks.