Machrihanish Dunes is quickly becoming a golf destination to rival the best in the world. Set against the Atlantic Ocean on Scotland’s west coast, the course shares stunning views with neighbouring Machrihanish, which was laid out in 1879. Over 100 years later, course designer David McLay Kidd realised a lifelong dream to build a second course and it certainly hasn’t disappointed. The layout allows you the unique chance to create and craft golf shots just as the golfers of Scotland did centuries ago.
When neighbouring Machrihanish Golf Club’s clubhouse tragically went up in flames last year, Machrihanish Dunes kindly allowed all of its members access to its clubhouse and facilities whilst plans were made to restore the clubhouse. An extremely kind gesture.
Give any feedback you have, positive or negative, and you can be sure that the club will listen. Golfers had complained about long walks between holes, length of the rough and excessive blindness. Therefore, in 2011, the club decided to re-position tees, create new paths and a go through a programme of rough management.
The 17th is a fantastic hole, with a yawning chasm filling with rare orchids where you simply cannot walk that can be found just short of the green. If you land in this, a drop and a penalty stroke is required, which makes this par-four so difficult.
With a maximum of 7 days advance tee times:
* £10 to play at any time, Monday thru Friday or after 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, subject to course availability
Further in advance of 7 days - pay the £10 plus agree to one of the following:
1. £20 All-Day Golf Pass
2. £20 Resort Food & Beverage Voucher, valid at the Mach Dunes Golf House, The Old Clubhouse Pub or The Kintyre Restaurant + Bar
3. £20 Two sleeves of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls
4. 20% Discount on Hotel/Cottage Accommodation - Prices as per person based on 2 people sharing a hotel room or 4 people sharing a cottage. Price includes breakfast, VAT, and £3 per nightly resort fee