Isle of Islay, Scotland
Green fee: From £55
Tel: 01496 302 310
IT is hard, if not impossible, to separate The Machrie’s natural links course with the whole experience of travelling to the distant and magical Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides.
Some of the holes are almost impossible to describe, save to say if blind shots are not your thing then perhaps you should stay away.
Unusually, it is often the approach shots, rather than the drives, that are blind. This is a strange experience – standing over a shot of no more than 100 yards yet unable to see the target. There are few bunkers but greens are set on shelves, in hollows, behind mounds, at angles. Every one will make you think.