The Machrihanish Golf Club | Established 1876

The Machrihanish Golf Club

Est 1876 | The Historic Golf Club & Links Courses

****** Open for Golf ****** Our Courses and Pro-Shop were not affected by the Clubhouse fire. Alternative changing & catering facilities are available nearby. ****** Open for Golf ****** Rebuild Updates above ******

Welcome To The Machrihanish Golf Club

The Machrihanish Golf Club has become well known over the 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 ladies' 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 immortalised by Paul McCartney & Wings 1977 song Mull of Kintyre.

Machrihanish Golf Club is delighted 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.

2019 Club Captain

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Welcome One and All

May I first of all extend a warm welcome to The Machrihanish Golf Club. It is a huge honour for me to be Captain of this magnificent and historic golf club.

As many of you may know, the Clubhouse was lost due to a devastating fire on the 19th of December, but the course remains untouched and is in fantastic condition under our new Head Greenkeeper and staff. Facilities still remain on site at The Ugadale Hotel next door and Jennie Dunn, our head professional, looks forward to welcoming you. The first hole remains the Best Opening hole in the WORLD and new memories are ready to be made here.

We look forward to meeting you and I am sure you will enjoy our wonderful links course, along with the fantastic sunsets!!

Willie Ross
Club Captain
The Machrihanish Golf Club

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Voted: Tripadvisor's #1 Kintyre Golf Course

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"Top Golf Course Awards" 2017-18
  GB & World Top 100 Courses

National Club Golfer 2017
  GB & Ireland Top 100 Links Courses

Today's Golfer 2017   Top 100 Courses in GB & Ireland

Golf Digest 2016
  Top 100 World Course  Top 100 Courses in GB & Ireland

Current Course Status

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Championship Course Status 23/07/2019 - OPEN - No Scheduled Competitions Today - No Reported Course Problems

Pans ( 9 Hole ) Course Status 23/07/2019 - OPEN - No Scheduled Competitions Today - No Reported Course Problems

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 Fax : +44( 0)1586 810221

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