03/08/16

The West

Links golf in western scotland by authentic golf

Ayrshire & the West

When golfers think of Scotland's west their first thoughts are usually of the Ayrshire coast and the legendary links of  Prestwick, Turnberry and Royal Troon. But further west is the Kintyre Peninsular, made famous by Paul McCartney's "Mull of Kintyre" and hundreds of islands offering stunning scenery and the choice of many superb whiskeys.
Half the fun is just getting to Kintyre with the choice of a 3 hour drive up and around Loch Lomond which offers magnificent views, the ferry from Ardrossan to Campbeltown and the lastly there are regular flights to the area from Glasgow.
There are several fine links on the Kintyre Peninsular including Machrihanish Golf Club which traces its history back 1876 with Old Tom Morris leaving his mark on the design. This was recently join by Machrihanish Dunes design by David McLay Kidd in SSSI which has lead to a very natural links. The lesser known but equally fun Dunverty Golf Club also offers a wonderful golfing experience and its captivating vista's makes it a memorable experience.
There are several very fine places to stay in the area including Ugadale & Royal Hotels. The later of which is to be found in the village of Campbeltown which is also home to the famous Springbank Whiskey Distillery   Even further west lies the islands of Islay and Jura with Machrie Golf Club under going extensive renovations which promise to provide an improved version of what was already a splendid links and a new course being built on the sparsely inhabited Jura island. A trip to Kintyre offers so much more then great golf.

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