The Machrihanish Golf Club


The Machrihanish Golf Club

Please contact the Club Secretary for information , membership and all other general enquiries.

Telephone: +44 (0)1586 810213 or Fax: +44 (0)1586 810221 Email:

Machrihanish has become well known in the last few years   mainly because of its exceptional first hole which requires the round-s   opening shot to carry the Atlantic. It is a tough start, particularly   into a breeze.

The course is set in wonderful dunes in the small village   of Machrihanish, which is situated on the western side of the remote   Kintyre Peninsula; this is where the sky is big, the sunsets are   dramatic and the air has been warmed by the Gulf Stream and its relative   inaccessibility has saved it from becoming more commercialised.

It is a joy to play and, most of the time, very quiet,   allowing the visitor to relish the ups and downs of the fairways and the   tussle with undulating greens. There are also arresting views across to   the islands of Jura and Islay, which provide a delightful backdrop on   an idyllic summer-s day with the firm Machrihanish turf underfoot, the   majesty of the dunes, and wheeling seabirds providing the only sound.

It is a varied test for the competent golfer, the layout is   not just a predictable nine out, and nine back. The classic links holes, apart from the 1st, are the 5th, another par four with its fairway   like an elephant-s graveyard, the 10th, a clever dogleg par five and the   15th, a one shotter with real difficulty if the elusive green is missed   from the tee.

18 Hole Championship Links Golf Course 

The Machrihanish golf course is a superbly presented 18 hole links golf course following the natural contours of the dunes running parallel to the atlantic and Machrihanish bay, additionally The Pans Course, a shorter 9 hole golf course with a dedicated ladies clubhouse.

The opening hole presents one of the greatest views in golf followed by a further 17 well manicured and challenging holes of true links golf featuring numerous hazards including well presented bunkers, and undulating greens.

For more details visit The Machrihanish Golf Club website.

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