Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

Ayrshire

18 holes | par 72 | 7175 yards | Links

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Course Information

Machrihanish Dunes has rightly been called “the world’s most natural golf course.” Of the roughly 275 acres on which the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club sits, only seven were disturbed in creating this thrilling 18-hole David McLay Kidd adventure, which features no less than six greens and five tees right at the Atlantic’s edge. Only the tees and greens were shaped and seeded and the fairways on which you tread today are just as Nature intended them. Here you will encounter blind tee shots, vexing greens, and bunkers that all but beg you not to hit into them.  All in it's an unspoiled, seaside setting that can only be described as magical. It is well and truly “golf as it began.”

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Machrihanish Dunes is located just over 5 miles northwest of Campbeltown Airport.

Machrihanish Dunes, Machrihanish, Campbeltown, Argyll And Bute, UNITED KINGDOM, PA286PT
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    The Old School Modern

    Built on a Site of Scientific Interest, there were limitations on how much earth could be moved and where people could walk at Machrihanish Dunes. It might be better off; for it evokes the classics. There are approaches that are blind, tee shots that are blind and greens with undulation. The holes have some nice variety and you won't feel that you are playing some type of cookie cutter course. I think that the restrictions led to a modern natural wonder. Of all the modern Scottish courses, this is the only one with the quirk of the classics. All of the links drama is here; bump and run; wind, wind and more wind, playing with views of the sea, walking only, etc. The routing is easy so walking is a joy and not a chore. Although not as famous as it's neighbor, as long as you drove or flew out to Kintyre, you should also play here. You won't be disappointed. There is a driving range and putting green for proper warm-up. The staff is very nice. I would listen to the starter, he has directions on the routing. I could picture people going the wrong way or aiming at the wrong flagstick. The clubhouse is quaint and the food was good. Over all, another enjoyable experience in the land of links.

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    Machrihanish Dunes

    Amazing course. Much recommended. Very natural course, as each golf course shall be designed. Fantastic vistas on the ocean. Would love to play it again


    Dunes by Name and Dunes by Nature

    A lovely and interesting course with a good variety of holes. With 5 sets of tees, you are able to choose the length that suits your game, and the holes all seemed fair. Some of the greens had large undulations which made approaches and putting a good challenge. Well worth a visit.

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    Remote links golf on the Mull of Kintyre

    It's tough not to hum the Paul McCartney tune as you stroll these beautiful fairways in this most remote part of Scotland. Machrihanish Dunes, despite being located near historic Machrihanish Old, is a much different - yet still pure - links experience. It's been softened a bit since it opened and is quite fair, though there are still a few blind shots to navigate. Between the two, as well as the great accommodations near the Old Course, definitely make a weekend out of these two sublime links.

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