Scotland – ‘Highlands & Islands’

Scotland – ‘Highlands & Islands’

‘Highlands & Islands’


Looking for an authentic links golf experience? Well, buckle up for one of the world’s great golfing road and ferry trips from Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre to the picturesque highlands

It’s a claim that’s often made – ‘Machrihanish Old’, situated miles from anywhere on the craggy west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, has the best opening hole in Scottish golf. With the Atlantic Ocean pounding away to the left, ever-present cross winds and a long beach carry, this 436-yard par-4 is a nerve-jangling start to our golf journey – travelling through spectacular and remote island and mountain landscapes while playing an old classic, a couple of new designs and a recently discovered gem.

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Photography by Paul Marshall
Text by Andrew Marshall