Situated on the Kintyre Peninsula 140 miles by road from
Glasgow, Machrihanish Golf Course is well-known throughout
the world as a first-class natural links course.
Described in 1878 by Old Tom Morris as
"specifically designed by the Almighty
for playing golf"
The course presents golfers with a challenging and spectacular
opening drive across Machrihanish Bay. This first hole
was recently voted the finest in the world.
Little has been changed to disturb the natural scenic
beauty and inspiring challenge of this delightful course.
The outward nine holes follow the hills and hollows among
the sand dunes bordering the Atlantic. Each hole requires
accurate tee shots and carefully chosen irons to reach
the expertly maintained putting surfaces.
inward nine holes are no less demanding as they stretch
back home against the backdrop of Kintyre hills. Two par
fives and three tricky par threes have to be negotiated
until, within sight of the clubhouse, the Machrihanish
burn has to be driven while avoiding the out of bounds
which borders the final two holes. With the variable strength
and direction of the wind, the course can provide a completely
challenge each time it is played.
There is also a nine hole golf course with a Ladies Clubhouse
and 2 practice areas.
The first-time visitor is struck by natural beauty of the
links and the friendly attitude of the members who welcome
golfers from across the globe who have come to play this
A refreshment in the relaxed, informal atmosphere of the
clubhouse while watching the sun set over Islay will complete
the golfing experience of a lifetime.