Machrie is a golf course, located on the Hebridean Island of Islay, is perhaps more famous for its distilleries that produce rich and peaty single malt whiskies such as Laphroaig and Bruichladdich, than for its golf courses. This is probably one of the most remote links courses with the exception of Askernish on South Uist. Originally laid out by Willie Campbell in 1891, it was then modified in the late 1970s by Donald Steel. There are very few bunkers on Machrie but the course is laid out across magnificent ground dominated by imposing sand dunes. It has some of the most spectacular views from the elevated parts of the course. The greens are found in all sorts of locations, some are found in sunken punch bowls, other are raised up above the fairways. This makes for an enjoyable challenging and beautiful round of golf. One warning and that is the weather can be cruel in which case you should retire to one of the distilleries and settle down to a large single malt next to a warm peat fire!