Turnberry & West – Machrie – Isle of Islay
The Machrie, residing on the quaint and picturesque Isle of Islay, is one of Scotland’s oldest and most traditional links courses. In fact, in 1901 it hosted its very own Open Championship where a trio by the name of Harry Vardon, John Taylor and James Braid competed for a £100 first prize.
The Machrie was laid out in 1891 by Willie Campbell, who instantly fell in love with the course upon viewing the land before him. The main feature of this links are the number of blind holes and blind shots that have to be negotiated from undulating, tight fairways onto wonderful, rolling greens. The views to the bay are another aspect that has made the Machrie the favourite it is today.
The Machrie Hotel is situated adjacent to the Golf Course and can be viewed on the Accommodations pages for Turnberry and the West.