As a big fan of the Machrie course located onScotland’s west coast on the island of Islay, I was pleased to hear about a new golf course planned to open on the neighbouring island of Jura. Golf on the West Coast and Western Isles of Scotland offers a unique opportunity to play the game as it was done originally. There are some great courses to choose from too…there is the Machrie as mentioned, but also Askernish on South Uist and Shiskine onArran. On the Mull of Kintyre peninsula you can also choose from Machrihanish, Machrihanish Dunes and Dunaverty. Many of these courses are also conveniently located for those looking to do some whiskey distillery touring on a trip and you can visit great places like Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Isle of Arran and Springbank. This is the ideal option for anyone looking to do a Scotland golf trip that is a little bit different and play some real hidden gems. You can read more on the development on the course on Jura by clicking here.
By Alastair Niven. Alastair has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.