ALISTAIR TAIT GOLF | Take the long and winding road to Machrihanish

Thursday, April 30, 2020

You can get to Machrihanish a lot faster than Old Tom Morris did in 1879 when he agreed to improve Machrihanish Golf Club. However, to experience the beauty of this remote part of Scotland you need to take the low road, not the high one.

You need to take the B842 (above), the road that inspired the Beatles song “The Long and Winding Road.”

If you’re updating your bucket list during this lockdown, as I am, then add one of the best drives in golf to it. You won’t be disappointed.

Machrihanish is 135-mile, three-hour trip from Glasgow Airport, longer when you stop and smell the heather along the way. As you should. The high road, a 25-minute flight from Glasgow Airport, will get you there quickly. Don’t make that mistake.

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