Machrihanish, Top 100 Courses
Charles Hunter, 1876/Old Tom Morris, 1879, 1879

This remote Old Tom Morris design entrances more for its ambience than for its challenge. Known for its enchanting opening hole that demands a drive over the beach, Machrihanish provides a gleeful romp through shaggy sandhills on the front nine. The middle of the back nine has some of the finest green contours of any links. Add it all up — and throw in the Kintyre Peninsula wind — and you have a place that lures people back time and time again. Isn’t that the very measure of design greatness? (Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images)