Father, son & Scotland: A postcard from Old Machrihanish

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

On the fourth day, we battled Machrihanish Golf Club, and the elements. Our room in the wonderful Ugadale Hotel overlooked the iconic first tee at Machrihanish Golf Club, where the tee shot must clear a beach and where, depending on the tide, the golfer must decide, in the words of James W. Finegan, how much […]

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 […]