Above: The golf course at The Machrie on the Isle of Islay, Scotland

Born in 1862, just outside the city ofEdinburgh, Willie Campbell learned to play golf on the local links at Musselburgh as a young boy, and also worked there as a caddie. Over time, he developed into one of the most successful golfers in the country, finishing in the top 10 of the Open Championship — better known in the United States as the British Open — eight times during the 1880s.

Join Andrew Harper today to continue reading our exclusive content.
Above: The golf course at The Machrie on the Isle of Islay, Scotland

Read More from Our Trip:

A Tasting Tour of Islay Sampling Whisky and Gin Prestonfield House: An Opulent Edinburgh Retreat The Machrie: A Scottish Legend Reborn