Playing the Course
Golf has been played at The Machrie since 1891. Located on the Island of Islay and designed by Willie Campbell and more recently modernised by course architect DJ Russell, The Machrie combines the very best of a traditional, historic links course from a previous age, with a modern links.
After overcoming financial difficulties and a change of ownership a renovated Machrie was unveiled in May 2017.
Retaining seven of the original greens, the new Machrie course route weaves in and out of the dunes and is much shorter in play. There may be traditionalists out there who mourn the loss of the old course, but significant investment was required to ensure that golfers returned to this mecca of golf.
Machrie Golf Links
Golf at The Machrie offers enjoyment and a challenge for golfers of all abilities and age.
Along with the stunning eighteen hole links, we also have the Wee course, which offers six par-3 holes which can be played from a multitude of tees, a 5-bay covered driving range, short game area and the spectacular Hebrides putting course.
The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links,
Isle of Islay,