Machrihanish Dunes - Course of the Week

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The ethos of Machrihanish Dunes is that “true links golf courses are not created, they are born of the land.” As such, there are few better places for a new links to be born than within the Kintyre dunes.

Designed by Scottish architect David McLay Kidd, construction of Machrihanish Dunes required only tees and greens to be formed new; fairways were simply the original terrain with the grass cut shorter. Such was the quality of the original landscape that Kidd managed to create five greens and tees at the ocean’s edge.

The course is consistently named to the list of Top 100 Courses in the UK and the resort’s Ugadale Hotel was named 2012 ‘Golf Hotel of the Year’ by the Scottish Hotel Awards. Golfers can also choose the spacious Ugadale Cottages, or the sister hotel, The Royal Hotel, in lively Campbeltown.

‘Stay & Play’ packages are available at all three and guests of the hotel may also take advantage of discounted green fees at neighbouring Machrihanish GC.

Here you can also unwind in the comfort of the rustic surrounds with a rejuvenating treatment at the full-service Serenity Spa. And when it’s time to eat, you’ll enjoy a choice of four lively pubs and restaurants, where fresh local fare and spirited good times are always on the menu.


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