Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

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.

Contact Information

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

Tel: 01586 810000 | Fax: 01586 810453


Contact/Secretary: Kevin Lewis, PGA - GM

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • 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 *
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Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7175 yards | Resort | Links

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Accommodation available, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Designed by: David McLay Kidd

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Mach DunesBlack72727175
Mach DunesBlue72726783
Mach DunesWhite72726347
Mach DunesYellow72725835
Mach DunesYellow72725815
Mach DunesRed72725234

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club Reviews & Information

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Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 22
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4.32 ... Overall Rating
4.25 ... The Course
3.70 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.55 ... VFM

Recent Reviews

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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.

Most Helpful Review

Without a doubt the toughest course I have ever played.
Myself and three friends took advantage of an amazing offer on the website where we had two nights accommodation in a luxury cottage and unlimited golf for £79 per person.
The cottages were amazing and we were taken to the golf course and returned by mini bus whenever we wanted.
We played off the whites on day one (pretty windy) and were totally destroyed by the course. On your first round they send you round with a complimentary guide to give you a clue where to aim as there are quite a few blind shots.
On day two we played the blues (crazy tough) and went back to the whites on day 3.
We had a look at the black tees and thought they would totally destroy us so showed a bit of sense.
The fairways are old style links with hills and bumps everywhere.
However it was the greens that gave us the most fun.
There are so many slopes on each green that you had to have a really good look for your putting line. On one hole, one of my friends lay down on the green in a hollow (around four feet deep) and we could not see him from the other end.
The 8th hole is rightly scored as the toughest on the course.
A long drive is required followed by a shot of around 200 yards to the green played over a hollow (balls in this are usually lost).
The clubhouse is fairly small but does excellent food and the staff are without a doubt the friendliest I have ever encountered on a golf course.
There are huge developments planned over the next few years including a huge clubhouse.
I would definitely advise anybody who can to go and play this wonderful course. - Oct 26 2009

Golf Course Reviews for Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

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Christopher M rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 18 2017

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 - Apr 12 2017

Great course, great staff, and fun to play
But beware the back nine, tad more windy
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James M rated 3 out of 5 - Sep 17 2016

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James M rated 3 out of 5 - Sep 17 2016

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