Golf, Riding, Fishing

Bute is home to 3 golf courses with 40 holes between them. Each course has its own challenges and its own spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde and surrounding hills. The closest course to Plan Farm is just 2 miles away at Stravannan Bay. This unique nine-hole course provides an opportunity to sample the very origins of the game. Golf has been played here for more than 120 years, making it the oldest course on the island. The view across the Sound of Bute from this seaside course includes the dramatic Sleeping Warrior on the mountains of Arran. A one day fee deposited in the honesty box at the clubhouse entitles visitors to play any time except Saturday mornings.

Located 2 miles from Rothesay town centre, in the heart of stunning countryside, Ardbrannan Riding Centre has horses and ponies to suit all the family. There is a full range of private or group lessons on well-mannered horses & ponies, suitable for beginners to experienced children or adults, and treks from 1/2 hour to 3 hours.

Fishing is a favourite past time on Bute. From the tranquillity of loch fishing with spectacular views of the surrounding topography of the Highland Boundary Fault to exciting sea fishing around the Firth of Clyde there is something for every keen angler.