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Machrihanish

Located in beautiful middle of nowhere Scotland

Brian and David played this course 10 years ago in sleet and rain. I promised good weather for this trip to the penisula located far west of Glasgow. To drive would have been an approximately 4 hour drive, so we opted to fly into the closest town, Campbelltown. This required an early departure from our hotel that had us all feeling tired.
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We arrived to be greeted at the clubhouse by some of the friendliest folks we met on the trip. Machrihanish is located so far from the other courses that the people are truly excited to have visitors. Carrie and I were welcomed into the women's clubhouse next door to the main clubhouse. You walked into a small foyer crammed with almost 100 pairs of lady's golf shoes left by the members. The little house consisted of a main sitting area, lockers, a kitchen and a bathroom with showers. The set-up definitely gave you the feeling that the women members played and hungout in their clubhouse.

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The wind was pretty strong all day. This resulted in our windbreakers and jackets puffing up making us look like the
Michelin Man.
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We ate breakfast without enthusiams, because we were all still pretty tired and rain was hanging around outside. It consisted of Bacon on a roll, which seems to be traditional breakfast in Scotland. Carrie simply described it as salt on bread. However, as soon as we took the first tee, the rain cleared and sun and wind settled in. We were all tired, so the golf was struggle, but the laughs were plenty. Carrie decided to play an entire hole without her clubs. She pulled out an impressive 12 with only using her hands to get the ball to the hole. I think this is one of those rounds where no one will remember their golf shots, but we will all remember the fun we had.

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Posted by sullivnm25 23:11 Archived in USA

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Looks like beautiful country . . . you wouldn't be wearing those jackets here! Thanks for the pictures.

by Glenda

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