Machrihanish Golf Club (The) – Championship Course (Kintyre)

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  • Holes of Merit:
    1, 2, 3, 18 

At A Glance

  • Originally a ten-hole links, it was extended to twelve holes in 1876 by Old Tom Morris. In 1879, he returned to extend it to 18 holes.
  • In 1914, J.H. Taylor made alterations addressing supposed issues with blindness.
  • During the Second World War, holes eight through ten were lost, literally paving the way for an airstrip.
  • Following the war, Sir Guy Campbell made some minor alterations and re-routed the back nine.

Tom Doak recommends golf architecture students pay special attention to the routing and lists it as one of his favourite links courses due to its unspoilt nature.

The greens are living pieces of art.

Clyde Johnson contributed an analysis of the 2nd hole on The Fried Egg.


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