The Machrihanish Golf Club has become well known in recent years especially for the Championship Course's exceptional first hole which requires the round's opening shot to carry the Atlantic. "It can be a tough start, particularly into a breeze".
The 18 hole Championship Course is set in the wonderful Machrihanish Dunes by the small village of Machrihanish. It's 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. The arresting views across to the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha 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 musical sound track. To provide 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.
The 9 hole Pans Course nestles between the Championship Course and the neighbouring dairy fields. If anything it is slightly quieter that the 18 hole course and as well as hosting numerous lady's competitions, is often favoured by members for a leisurely 9 holes. Some locals say that the smaller greens and shorter fairways provide an equal but different test of their golfing skills.
The Clubhouse Panoramic Restaurant & Bar, located just before the Ugadale Hotel, is the perfect place to relax after a memorable "round" and soak up the atmosphere of our world famous historic club, or if you're visiting with a group why not reserve our Captain's Private Dining Room for a celebratory meal.
Machrihanish Village - Home to The Machrihanish Golf Club is situated on the western side of the Kintyre Peninsula, this is where the sky is big, the sunsets are dramatic and the air has been warmed by the Gulf Stream.
Kintyre was imortalised by Paul McCartney & Wings 1977 song Mull of Kintyre.
Machrihanish Golf Club is proud to welcome back its Overseas Members year after year. Make it your next golfing destination, you're guaranteed a warm welcome, great golf and some of the finest single malts Scotland has to offer. The Malts are local of course, so why not take in a Tour of Springbank Distillery whilst you are here.
May I wish you a very warm welcome to The Machrihanish Golf Club.
I hope you enjoy browsing the website and any comments are welcome via our 'contact us' page. I am very proud to be the Captain of this prestigious Club and look forward to welcoming you to play and experience a truly wonderful Links, whose memory will live with you long after you have returned home.
The Machrihanish Golf Club