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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 31 reviews | Post Review | Website
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Course Information

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, Central Scotland is an 18 hole, par 72 (7175 yard), resort, links golf course designed by David McLay Kidd in 2009.

18 holes | Par 72 | 7175 yards | Resort | Links



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Address: Machrihanish, Campbeltown, Central Scotland, PA28 6PT United Kingdom

Tel: 01586 810000

Website: http://www.machrihanishdunes.com/


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Accommodation  Accommodation

Midweek Guide: Peak season £75.00 per round; Low Season £40.00 per day *

Weekend Guide: Peak season £75.00 per round; Low Season £40.00 per day *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: Peak season £75.00 per round; Low Season £40.00 per day *

Weekend Guide: Peak season £75.00 per round; Low Season £40.00 per day *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.94

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.5
(based on 31 reviews)

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RECOMMENDATIONS

85%

would play again or recommend


4.5

The Course

4.8

Course Conditions

4.5

Value For Money

4.9

Pace of Play

3.8

Facilities & Service

5

Hospitality

4

Practice Facilities

4

Food & Drink

What the club says: Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club is the first golf course to be have been built on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi) since the days of "Old Tom" himself. It is also the first 18-hole links golf course to be built on the west coast of Scotland in 100 years.

Set hard against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Machrihanish Dunes shares breathtaking views with the adjacent Machrihanish Golf Club links (ranked 39th by Golf Digest's "Top 100 Courses Outside the U.S." in 2008).

True to The Way Golf Began, the site of Machrihanish Dunes links featured 23 "natural holes" (definition: a hole which fits so well into the natural landscape prior to construction that only minimal effort is required to ready it for play in terms of grading and shaping work). Measuring 7300 yards, Machrihanish Dunes features six greens and five tees at the ocean’s edge.

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A Golfer rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 5 2022

A proper links test

Quality of green complexes, a proper links test but reasonably forgiving. Overall great fun to play.

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Rodger Till rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 13 2021

Magnificent Machrihanish Dunes

A fabulously natural links course. Reasonably forgiving, so great fun with brilliant green complexes

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William M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 28 2020

Kintyre Coast Gem

Macrahanish is full of history and romance, after all it was designed by Old Tom Morris himself! My partner and I teed off on a blustery winters morning. The 1st tee shot across the bay is certainly intimidating, but I managed to send the ball on to the green halcyon turf of the fairway beyond, and after a long iron into the waiting green, walked off with a par 4 start. The second is a 5 wood lay up to the river, and then a blind shot up over the ridge to the higher elevation where I found the bowl shaped green. The third really starts to get interesting, as we turn towards the Atlantic surf, and dog-leg fairways that undulate quite dramatically. The quality of the turf is superb, and the course drains well, even after heavy downpours. I found the Greenside bunker here, and bogeyed. The 4th is an enticing par 3, but you can't be short or long as you will find deep swales to chip from. I placed a wedge tee shot to within 12 feet of the hole and rolled it in for a birdie 2. I was back on track! The 5th to 9th were quite sheltered by the high dunes, and you really have to find the fairways with your tee shot, as the marram grass rough can be punishing. I reached the turn in 46, and so began the turn back into the sleety wind. There is a long par 5 at the 12th, with a narrow fairway neck. I was happy to walk off with a 6 as the ball was not travelling as far now. The closing holes bring you back to the flatter ground that stretches towards the hotel, and I came home safely with two 5's for a total of 90 (minus 14) to give me a 76 in brutal homeward conditions. I was soaked, but happy with my experience of this magical links course. I will definitely return when it is warmer and calmer.

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Kevin G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 30 2019

Staff excellent, course in excellent condition. Great day out and would always recommend just wish I could putt!

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 80 Handicap: 5.7)

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James G rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 20 2019


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Allan K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 18 2019

Golf in the raw at its best

Mach Dunes shows what a genius David McLay Kidd is. Built on a Site of Special Scientific Interest. No fertiliser, only sheep and laid out with the minimum of alteration to the original dunes, only the tees were levelled out.

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George B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 26 2018


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Andrew J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 7 2018

Pure Links golf

A fantastic natural links golf course. Well worth the pilgrimage to Cambeltown. Great layout with tricky greens.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 82 Handicap: )

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Peter T rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 29 2018

Superb


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Christopher M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 18 2017

UNREAL!!!!

One of the best courses I've ever played. It is the proper links gold experience. The course is majestic. Superb layout. Very challenging but very enjoyable to play.

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David B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 12 2017

Great course, great staff, and fun to play
But beware the back nine, tad more windy
The day I played
9/10

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James M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 17 2016


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James M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 17 2016


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James M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 17 2016


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Stuart M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 10 2015


Great trip over and played a good round, course great, scenery fantastic ... defo be back!
(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 81 Handicap: 24.4)

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