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The Machrie: A Scottish Legend Reborn

The restored Machrie hotel on the Isle of Islay, in the Scottish Hebrides, is a new addition to the American golfer's bucket list.

A Tasting Tour of Islay: Sampling Whisky — and Gin

Over the years, Islay has nurtured the growth of a tourist industry, and today, visitors travel from far and wide for tastings of not only whisky but also gin.

Willie Campbell: The Golf Legend Who Designed the Machrie Course

Willie Campbell was a successful golfer in Scotland who became an expert club- and ball-maker. He went on to become a course architect who designed the Machrie.

Prestonfield House: An Opulent Edinburgh Retreat

Our writer goes back in time when he stays at Prestonfield House, a lavish boutique property in a late-17th-century mansion 3 miles from Edinburgh.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Scotland

Our writer stays in one country and experiences two wildly different hotels: an over-the-top 17th-century mansion and a historic golf resort.

Farlam Hall Gets New Owners

The quintessential country house hotel Farlam Hall, located in England a few miles from Hadrian's Wall, has new owners and new management.

Editor's Notebook: Highlights of Scotland

Field notes from one of our editors on various regions of Scotland, from The Lowlands to the Highlands and in between.

Ask the Editors: How Can I Learn About Single Malts in Scotland?

A Hideaway Report editor tells a reader how he can learn more about single malt Scotch during his trip to Scotland.

Craft Gins: 5 Scottish Brands at the Heart of the U.K. Craze

The drink originally known as Mother's Ruin is booming once again, with an explosion of craft gins, gin bars and distilleries in Scotland.

Beyond Castles and Closes: Hot Spots in Modern Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an ancient city, but it is hardly stuck in the past. The city comes alive during festival season and several new shops and restaurants have opened.

New and Noteworthy, April 2017

Alila Hotels and Resorts makes a splash with its latest hotel; Bahama House gets a renovation; and the Belmond Royal Scotsman gets a spa car.

'From the Greens' | Turnberry Resort's Ninth Hole

Trump Turnberry Resort points to the ninth hole of Ailsa Course as a a landmark feature from their famed golf courses on the shores of Scotland.

Hamilton Grand: Exclusive Residences Behind The Old Course

Hamilton Grand The lodging options in St. Andrews will be wonderfully enhanced this summer with the opening of a new inn behind the 18th green of the Old Course.

Golfing in Scotland: Emergency 18s

There’s an expression in golf that is sometimes used after an especially satisfying round, and then a refreshing pint at the 19th hole afterwards.

Golfing in Scotland: Six Pieces of Advice

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of golf in Scotland is the way visitors are welcomed at even the most exclusive clubs.

Last Word: Golf in Color Edition

Last year, I treated myself to a grand tour of Scotland and played a majority of the country’s most celebrated courses.

Last Word: Specialist Advice on Golfing Trips

When traveling to far-flung golfing destinations, it is wise to enlist the help of an experienced travel company.

In Search of Old Tom

Standing on a 100-foot high dune on the Hebridean isle of South Uist, I have to remind myself that I am actually on a golf course. That is largely because the layout I am playing is also an archaeological dig.

Refreshments: The Best 19th Hole

The Golfer’s Corner Lounge Bar in The Dunvegan Hotel is a short walk from the 18th green of the Old Course.

Other Notable Courses in Scotland

Not even the most avid golfer can hope to play all of Scotland's great courses on one trip. Sadly missing from my recent tour were the King’s and Queen’s courses at Gleneagles.

Good to Know: Getting on the Old

Contrary to popular belief, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews does not own or run the Old Course.

In the News: Trump's New Links

Scots tend to be a reserved breed, which is perhaps why the brouhaha about Donald Trump’s new course on the Aberdeenshire coast seems so unexpected.

Scotland: The Ultimate Grand Tour

Nowadays, golfers can find brilliantly designed courses on every continent save Antarctica.

Travel Tips: Gearing Up

Scotland, it is often said, would be the best country in the world if it had a roof. The weather is disconcertingly unpredictable, and it is essential to pack accordingly.

Last Word: Scotland Signature Tour

I have been fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time in Scotland. My ancestors came from Moray in the northeast, so the country has always seemed like my second home.

Andrew Harper Signature Tours: The Best of Scotland

The 14-day Andrew Harper Signature Tour of Scotland encompasses the best of this ancient land.

The Best of Scotland: An Andrew Harper Signature Tour

Inveraray Castle   For so small a region, Scotland boasts an astonishing variety of landscapes. It takes just a short drive (or train ride) to go from

Reader Survey 2012 Favorite Golf Resorts

Our readers' favorite Golf Resorts from around the world. Click through for the full list.

Indelible Travel Memories of 2011

Travel is often exhilarating and intoxicating, but it also bequeaths a fund of memories that is a lifelong source of solace and delight.

Where Harper Members are Traveling: Foreign Countries

Hotel Il Pellicano, Maremma In our second post for this series, we examined which foreign countries drew the most Andrew Harper members (by revenue). We were pl

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