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

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

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 *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

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

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

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Accommodation

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Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 28
Average Ratings
4.48 ... Overall Rating
4.44 ... The Course
4.75 ... Course Cond.
3.74 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.52 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.88 ... Pace of play
5.00 ... Hospitality.
4.13 ... Prac. Facil.
4.13 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

28 ratings & 20 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 13 out of 2137.

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Reviewed Sep 17 2016 by James M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 17 2016 by James M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 17 2016 by James M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 26 2013 by Scott Bruce - rated 3 out of 5
Played this course in early September 2013 and fortunately it was a lovely, warm, calm day. Played off the blue tees due to our 4 ball being of different standards. I can only describe this course as 'crazy golf'. There is numerous blind shots throughout the course and some mental greens. To be fair the general condition of the course was excellent and the staff were very friendly. Disappointing clubhouse and some of the walks between the holes is lengthy. I enjoyed the day and had a good laugh at some crazy shots and putts, not for a serious golfer though. Scored 87, handicap 11.
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Reviewed Apr 12 2017 by David B - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Sep 4 2013 by Douglas C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 10 2013 by Douglas C - rated 4 out of 5
First time playing the course, it is long, it is interesting and you have to be creative round the greens. The course was in very good condition apart from a few greens which were patchy in places. Overall this is a very good course and especially playing on the Bunkered Magazine vouchers it is well worth a visit.

(Round played: Jul 2013 - Score: 94 Handicap: 8.7)
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Reviewed Feb 28 2020 by William M - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 30 2019 by Kevin G - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jun 20 2019 by James G - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 18 2019 by Allan K - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 26 2018 by George B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 7 2018 by Andrew J - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed May 29 2018 by Peter T - rated 5 out of 5

Superb

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Reviewed Jun 18 2017 by Christopher M - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 10 2015 by Stuart M - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Aug 1 2015 by Douglas C - rated 5 out of 5

A fantastic course in excellent condition, playing here on the Bunkered voucher makes a worthwhile trip down to this wonderful part of Scotland. The scenery is stunning, the welcome in the clubhouse warm and friendly and for us to round of a two days of golf was the perfect way. Well worth a visit down there.

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 81 Handicap: 8.1)
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Reviewed Jul 10 2015 by Phil darbyshire - rated 5 out of 5
Having read much about this course ,including a variety of differing opinions ,I teed up really not sure what to expect.arriving at 5pm following a call earlier in the week I paid the twighlight rate and was given a run through of the course by the Gentlemen who was doubling up as bar manager and starter.he could not have been more helpful and offered a great insight into the layout and strategy.As a member at Conwy in north Wales and confirmed links fan I thought I would be well prepared for playing Mach Dunes,not sure however you could prepare for the landscape offered up from 1st tee till last,and what fantastic links land it is.the whole course is a rollercoaster of dramatic holes and hugely undulating greens set against the backdrop of huge dunes and sea views.\\\\Are some of the greens and blind shots unfair as some reviews imply,yes possibly, but the you will not be worried about this,the course is so enjoyable.the smile never stopped from beginning to end.was joined after 9 holes by Mrs and cocker spaniel who enjoyed the walk as much as me,she commented that this was true ,millionaire s golf in setting that has to be as stunning as anywhere in the world.To sum up,amazing and well worth the effort to get here,indeed a golfing pilgrimage that any golf fan will treasure. Score 82 and no balls lost\\\\
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Reviewed Jul 7 2015 by Douglas Glasgow - rated 5 out of 5
Played this course usingour bunkered golf vouchers. Really enjoyed it and the weather stayed reasonable for us. The course has a lot of blind shots and some true butinteresting greens. The course is as natural as you will ever play. The starter was friendly and pointed us in the right direction. Would play again if I got the chance.
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Reviewed Oct 17 2014 by Keith M - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 96 Handicap: 18.3)
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