Scotland, revisited: David McLay Kidd realizes a career dream in designing Machrihanish Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Noted golf architect spent childhood summers in these dunes, and carefully worked through considerable environmental restraints to build the golf course MACHRIHANISH, ARGYLL, Scotland — When he designed Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, near the bottom of the Kintyre Peninsula in western Scotland, David McLay Kidd was fulfilling a dream he had nurtured throughout his career. […]

Scotland, revisited: In the footsteps of Open champions

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

The historic venues of Prestwick, Trump Turnberry and Royal Troon PRESTWICK, AYRSHIRE, Scotland — On the Firth of Clyde on the western Scotland mainland, in the region called Ayrshire, separated by a mere 25 miles, are three golf courses that are linked, intrinsically and historically, to the United Kingdom’s most important golf tournament, the Open […]

Scotland, revisited: A podcast

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

With award-winning Ru Macdonald Ru Macdonald, an award-winning expert on Scottish golf travel, interviews the blog host about our recent trip to Scotland, courtesy of VisitScotland. Courses covered include North Berwick Golf Club, Royal Troon, Prestwick, Trump Turnberry, Balcomie Links, Elie Links and Kingsbarns.

Scotland revisited: Rob Perry’s wonderful slideshow

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Featuring Prestwick, North Berwick, Kingsbarns, The Machrihanish Golf Club and Balcomie Links Professional golf photographer Rob Perry of Bellevue, Wash., part of the foursome that visited Scotland in September, thanks to VisitScotland, has put together a wonderful slideshow of some of the courses we played.

Scotland, revisted: Where all roads lead home, to golf

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

In a place with courses that are spectacular, historic and fun, North Berwick GC is special EDINBURGH, Scotland — The flights have been long, but now you are here. You collect your golf clubs, find the rental van, remember that in the United Kingdom they drive on the left side of the road and plug […]