Your journey to The Machrie
Getting to The Machrie is inseparable from the experience of playing the course. The Isle of Islay is found off the west coast of south-west Scotland – the southernmost island in the Inner Hebrides.
It is approximately 100 miles due west of Glasgow, while the southern tip of the island is roughly 25 miles north of Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast.
The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links is located on the south-west coast of the Isle of Islay.
By Car & Ferry
Travelling from Glasgow by car, you head initially north, past Loch Lomond, and then heading west when you reach Tarbet on the A83. When you reach Cairndow you are greeted by the magnificent Loch Fyne and from there the water is rarely out of sight until you reach the port of Kennacraig. The drive takes about two-and-a-half hours.
From there, hop on a Calmac Ferry to one of the two ports on Islay – Port Askaig in the north or Port Ellen in the south. The sailing time is two hours. If you wish to leave your car in Kennacraig, you can travel as a foot passenger for less than £7 each way.
The Machrie can arrange transfers to and from the ferry ports – charges apply. Bringing your car is less than £35 each way. Advance bookings for your car are advisable.
For more information on ferry timetables, click here.
Calmac also operate a ferry from Islay to Oban on a Wednesday and Saturday.
Loganair manage the Glasgow to Islay service with flights available on a daily basis. For the latest information on flights and to book visit www.loganair.co.uk. The airfield is close to The Machrie and transfers to the hotel can be arranged.
Private charters are available with The Little Jet Company. For more information visit www.thelittlejetcompany.com
Helicopter transfers can be arranged and our Helipad is onsite.