New Exciting Event...Race to Machrie

Excited to announce a new event in conjunction with Paul Lawrie Foundation, Barrie Douglas Foundation and The Machrie Links......Race to The Machrie, September 21 & 22 | 24 U18s Boys & Girls | Qualification throughout the season.



Race to The Machrie 

The 3 Foundations in conjunction with The Machrie Links are excited to announce a new event, to take place on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September, for some of the best young players to aspire to through their performances in the Foundations’ flagship events and throughout the 2019 season. 

  • A 36-hole, stroke play competition played over two days – 18 holes of on Saturday 21st September and 18 holes on Sunday 22nd September 

  • 24 Junior Golfers- 16 Boys & 8 Girls (Under 18s) - qualifying from the following: Top 2 Boys & Top 1 Girl from each of the Foundation events (6 Boys & 3 Girls).  Top 6 Boys & Top 3 Girls not otherwise qualified from the 3 Foundations/Race to Machrie Order of Merit (6 Boys & 3 Girls).  Top 4 Boys & Top 2 Girls from the Scottish Golf Order of Merit at 25th August. 

  • Fun challenge on the 6-hole Par 3 course (Saturday afternoon) to involve all competitors plus juniors from The Machrie/Islay Golf Club.   

  • Accommodation & Gala Dinner 


The Three Foundations 

Paul Lawrie Foundation, Stephen Gallacher Foundation and Barrie Douglas Foundation each host an event, annually, for the top young golfers throughout Scotland (and further afield) to compete against one another.  Although each event – The Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Jug, The Stephen Gallacher Foundation Jug & Vase and The Barrie Douglas Foundation Junior Masters – has it’s own, distinct identity and each event carries points counting towards the overall Scottish Golf Order of Merit, this year we’ll introduce our own mini Order of Merit specifically for the Race to Machrie, rewarding the best performers from the three events. 

The Foundation events are due to take place in the early stage of the golf season - 31 May to 2 June (Strathmore, Perthshire); 7 to 9 June PLF Junior Jug (Pollok GC, Glasgow); 15 & 16 June SGF Trophy & Vase (MacDonald Cardrona G&CC, Peebles). 


The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links 

Golf has been played at The Machrie since 1891. Designed by Willie Campbell and more recently modernised by course architect DJ Russell – former European Tour Winner & Ryder Cup Vice-Captain TheMachrie combines the very best of a traditional, historic links course from a previous age, with a modern Links. The need for thought, imagination and creative shot-making has not changed throughout the years and carries as much of a premium over sheer power now, as it did then. 

Set in the dunes of Islay, Queen of the Hebrides, The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links enjoys an enviable location, nestled beside seven miles of pristine beach in the Inner Hebrides. 

Opened in late Summer 2018 after a complete renovation and expansion, The Machrie Hotel now comprises 47 beautifully designed rooms, suites and lodges, some with their own outdoor terraces and stunning views across the Links. 
The hotel offers visitors many places to meet and relax including 18, our impressive restaurant with panoramic views of the Links, as well as a PureGray Spa. 

The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay has few equals and the ever-changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout make it a Scottish links which has got to be played! 



Published: 11/04/2019