Visiting Machrihanish on the Mull of Kintyre and Machrie on the Isle of Islay should be on every golfers wish list, especially those with an adventurous spirit. This region of Scotland not only offers some of the best links courses in the world, the islands of the Southern Hebrides also offer some of the very best scenery, culture, heritage and sightseeing activities in all of Scotland. It is truly a unique golf experience.
From downtown Glasgow, it’s little more than a three-hour journey down one of Great Britain’s most scenic routes to The Village at Machrihanish Dunes. Along the way you’ll see Loch Lomond, drive along beautiful Loch Fyne and pass within steps of stately Inverary Castle. If you’d rather fly, there are direct flights from Glasgow to nearby Campbeltown Airport that arrive twice daily during the week (Monday – Friday).
The Isle of Islay (pronounced as Eye-la) is the southernmost island of the Inner Southern Hebrides of Scotland and lies in Argyll and Bute. From Machrihanish it is just a short ferry ride away. The Isle of Jura, Kintyre peninsula and Northern Ireland are Islay’s neighbours. Inhabited by approximately 3200 people, Islay is home to Machrie Golf Links, has eight working whisky distilleries, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and all the friendly people you would want in a unique destination.
Not to be outdone by its neighbors is The Isle of Arran. Arran is one of the most southerly Scottish islands and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes. The quaint villages on Arran’s beautiful coastline are complemented by a rugged and mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south. You will also find one of the most memorable golf courses you will play in Shiskine Golf Club.
This tour is set up for you to spend a total of six nights and play five of the best courses, including theOld Tom Morris designed Machrihanish Golf Club, Machrie Golf Links and Machrihanish Dunes, the newest gem from Scotsman David McLay Kidd. Along the way you will also enjoy staying in two wonderful properties, including the new Ugadale Cottages at The Village of Machrihanish Dunes. So grab your clubs and come experience for yourself what the Scottish Islands have to offer!
If you have any questions, would like to customize your own golf adventure to Scotland or would like to reserve tour space please call us at (914)-979-2247. See you on the links!