Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club
Argyll and Bute
- Par 72
- 7175 Yds
Tucked away on the Mull of Kintyre, Machrihanish Dunes offers everything that is good about seaside links golf.
Next door is Machrihanish, an Old Tom Morris design getting on for 150 years old. Golfers have long made the trip to this gorgeous corner of Scotland to revel in its natural and unique topography and now there are two compelling reasons to follow in their footsteps.
Leading architect David McLay Kidd and his team recently uncovered another wonderful links course alongside the white-sand beaches to the north of Machrihanish.
Entirely natural, only the earth for the greens and tees was disturbed and the result is a course that combines modern shot values with old-fashioned humps, hollows, ridges, valleys, plateaux, blind shots and doglegs.
In terms of accommodation, the historic Ugadale Hotel is located just steps from the ocean and the 1st tee at Machrihanish.
Entirely natural, only the earth for the greens and tees was disturbed
It features 22 spectacular guest rooms and suites, the Serenity Spa and the Kintyre Club, a warm and inviting restaurant and bar in a private club setting offering inspired dining and spirited good times.
The Ugadale Hotel is surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty, and next door you’ll find the Ugadale Cottages – eight luxurious two-bedroom cottages perfect for groups of golfers, families and couples.
The Royal Hotel overlooks picturesque Campbeltown Harbour and is the perfect option for those who prefer to be in town. The beautifully restored hotel boasts the lively Black Sheep pub.
The best way to get there is by boat from Troon – visit kintyreexpress.com for details