Father, son & Scotland: Previewing Machrihanish Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Opened in 2009, it’s the only course we’ll play built after the 19th century Three years ago, a writing trip brought me to Machrihanish, at the bottom of the Mull of Kintyre, traveling the long and winding road about which Paul McCartney sang. In its isolation on the shore of the North Atlantic Ocean, Machrihanish […]

Father, son & Scotland: Previewing Machrihanish Golf Club

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Fell in love with this course three years ago, thrilled to return When Old Tom Morris laid out Machrihanish Golf Club in 1879 he traveled by train, steamboat and carriage to the little village of Machrihanish, on the tip of the Mull of Kintyre, on the shore of the North Atlantic Ocean. And when he […]

Father, son & Scotland: Previewing Cruden Bay Golf Club

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

What Old Tom Morris and Bram Stoker have in common …. I knew Cruden Bay Golf Club only by reputation, not that kind that comes out of a world ranking, though Golf Digest rates it No. 56 on that score, but from the recommendations of golf journalists like Blaine Newnham and Tom Cade, who have […]