is situated on the Kintyre Peninsula 140 miles
by road from Glasgow. Our superior natural 18
hole golf course is well known throughout the
world, voted to have "the best opening hole in
golf" by golf architects and players and listed
in the top 100 golf courses outside the USA by
the Golfer's Digest.
There is also a
nine hole golf course with a Ladies Clubhouse
and 2 practice areas.
presents a spectacular opening hole, large sandy
bunkers, neat fairways, tough rough and greens
of the highest standard.
Little has been changed to disturb the natural
scenic beauty and inspiring challenge of the
delightful 18 hole links golf course. The
outward nine follow the hills and hollows among
the sand dunes, with the stunning clear waters
lapping on the sandy beach by the opening hole.
The inward nine holes are pleasant with the
backdrop of the south Kintyre hills. The back
nine feature two par fives and three tricky par
The course, unlike mainland courses, plays
differently every day with wind temperatures,
strengths and directions changing quickly and
regularly affected by the Atlantic currents and
the coastal conditions.
The club here is very friendly and welcoming,
with visitors returning from around the globe to
play this unique course then finish the day
watching the stunning sunsets over Islay.
Machrihanish offers a superb golfing experience
which you will want to do again, and again....
and again. Machrihanish hosted the Scottish
Ladies' Amateur Championship in May 1990 and May
2000, and the Scottish Boys Amateur Championship
in July 2004.