The Machrie Golf Club
Laid out in 1891 by pioneering designer Willie Campbell, and respected among golfing cognoscenti, The Machrie is now getting a wider name for itself as one of the world’s top links courses.
When Campbell first saw the land being proposed for the course, he said it was “the best ground for a golf course that I have ever had the pleasure of viewing”. In fact, apart from some minor modifications, this challenging course has changed little in over 100 years, and has a fascinating history.
At 6250 yards long, we like to think of the Machrie course as a subtle beast with a sense of humour. In the natural sand dunes lurk its wicked teeth, and a capricious temperament sometimes provoked by winds of varied strengths and direction.
The Day Away package, available Monday to Friday, includes return flights from Glasgow to Islay. Flights depart Glasgow at 0900, and 45 minutes later on arrival at Islay, transport will be waiting to take you to the Golf Course. Tee off time will be arranged and on completion of your round, lunch will be served at the Machrie Hotel. Transport will then take you back to Islay for the 1840 flight to Glasgow.The minimum number of golfers is 4 with a maximum of 1. However, if your group size is larger, contact Loganair nevertheless for additional golfers may be accommodated. A non- refundable deposit is required 6 weeks prior to departure, with the balance payable no later than 4 weeks prior to departure. If booked within 4 weeks of departure, full payment is required.