Machrihanish Championship Course
The links of Macrihanish was initially laid out by Old Tom Morris who described the setting as being “specifically designed by the Almighty for playing golf.” Altered by three time Open Champion J.H. Taylor in 1914, the final touches were applied some 30 years later by Sir Guy Campbell, the result being the course as we know it today.
Machrihanish Golf Club is a wonderland of Scottish links golf. It is another course lucky enough to have been designed under the watchful eye of Old Tom Morris, the man whose fingerprints can still be seen on many of Scotland’s finest courses. His ideas and course outline are still very much intact in Machrihanish, with the natural landscape having been used to shape it.
The first hole here is arguably the finest opening hole in Scotland. As you make your way toward the tee, the dazzling views across the bay become very clear. It is no wonder the hole is known as “The Battery”, because those sights will never fail to get you geared up for your round. The course flows easily along by the sea, bringing the enchanted player on a wondrous tour of the 6462 yard links course. There are several types of endangered flora and fauna for the players to appreciate.
Dunes are a key element in the body of the course. This pristine classic links ground is accompanied by long, fluffy grass on the mounds of dunes, and it is always an interesting experience trying to recover from these areas. Some holes will be set up for clever bump and run style shots. Just mind that a ridge doesn’t decide to claim your ball and send you tumbling into the thick stuff.
Machrihanish is certainly one of the finest links golf adventures in the United Kingdom.