Tom Morris laid out the course in 1876 and it is no surprise why he chose this spot of outstanding beauty with naturally dramatic fairways and undulating greens. It has an exceptional first hole which requires the round’s opening shot to carry the Atlantic! A tough start, to say the least, particularly if the fearsome wind is against you but a thrilling start to your round!
It is a varied test for the competent golfer, the layout is not just a predictable nine out, and nine back. The classic links holes, apart from the 1st, are the 5th, another par four with its fairway like an elephant’s graveyard, the 10th, a clever dogleg par five and the 15th, a one shotter with real difficulty if the elusive green is missed from the tee.
The unique quality of the turf is much admired – sandy but yet rich and springy. The greens are large and sculptured and each hole is unique enough to be remembered long after your round, particularly the 1st!!
This is also a very hospitable club to visitors, rounding off what will be an experience to be missed! Logan Air provide a day service from Glasgow with green fees, lunch and bus transfers included.http://www.machgolf.com/