Father, son & Scotland: A postcard from Machrihanish Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

On the third day, a 21st century course that seems centuries old. The forecast for Thursday, April 25, had initially called for rain over much of Scotland. But by the time we got to Machrihanish the outlook was more favorable, and the morning suggested there would be sunshine, and there was. I had played Machrihanish […]

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 […]