The Machrihanish Golf Club | Established 1876

The Machrihanish Golf Club

Est 1876 | The Historic Golf Club & Links Courses

Captain's Message

Message from the Club Captain

Dear Members,

As many will be aware, absolute devastation has hit Machrihanish Golf Club on Wednesday the 19th December. A fire ripped through the entire Clubhouse, completely destroying the building.

Fire Fighters fought tirelessly from lunchtime to try and contain the fire but unfortunately, despite every effort, they have been unable to save the building.

We at Machrihanish Golf Club would like to express a sincere thank you to all who have helped and provided their support to the Club and have been in contact through email and social media. We would also like to thank those who helped to remove as much memorabilia as they possibly could from the lounge early on and to all the offers of help and support received. We would like to express a particular thank you to the hard work of the Fire Fighters, the Ugadale Hotel and the local Co-op for supplying food and refreshments to the Fire Fighters throughout the afternoon and evening. We'd like to extend our thanks to Tesco for their generosity to Iain, Agnes and Kirsten, to Neil Bapty for getting the computers operational again and to various committee members and members who have been here to help in the following days.
There has been so much support shown from members, non-members and local businesses with offers of accommodation and the support for Iain and his family has been overwhelming. There have also been offers of temporary office, storage and toilets facilities until the Club gets facilities in place through our insurance. These are all very much appreciated.

Unbelievably, the only room not to be affected with fire is the office. Although there is water damage, I am pleased to say there was memorabilia and records saved from this area, meaning unbelievably around 90% of the history of the club has been salvaged which is great news going forward.

The first meeting with the insurers was held on Thursday which I am pleased to report was very positive. There is obviously a very long way to go on this journey but early signs are positive, and I assure members and visitors, myself and the committee will do our upmost to ensure Machrihanish Golf Club will come back better and stronger than ever before.

Our thoughts are with all Club Members at this sad time with our heartfelt, special thoughts going to Iain, our Club Steward and his family who have very sadly lost their home.

Thanks again for the huge support shown from around the world, it's so comforting to know this club means so much to so many people.

We will endeavour to keep you updated in due course, however we are working hard to get our temporary offices up and fully operational, Please bear in mind that we have no operating phone at the moment, however calls can be made to the Pro Shop on 01586 810 277. We endeavour to reply to emails and social media as soon as possible however we are having to prioritise these.

COURSE AND PRO SHOP ARE OPEN AS USUAL - temporary facilities will be in place shortly.
There will be clubs available for members use until we receive more information from the insurance company.


Myself and the committee would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone reading and supporting the club during these difficult times, a Merry Christmas and a VERY positive New Year.

Calum MacMillan
Club Captain

21 December 2018

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