The Machrihanish Golf Club | Established 1876

The Machrihanish Golf Club

Est 1876 | The Historic Golf Club & Links Courses

Member's News Letter

Members Newsletter - 1st February 2019


Architects Appointed.

The Committee are delighted to announce that we have appointed Glasgow based G1 Architects as our Architect and Principal Designer for the new clubhouse project. After the Sub-Committee met with 5 separate architectural practices and received presentations and fee proposals the decision was made to appoint G1. We considered their experience of working with golf clubs, their current commitments, design ideas and fee proposals before coming to a decision.

G1 Architects have extensive experience in golf clubhouse design. Amongst their projects are building the Clubhouse at Kingsbarns Golf Links which has won countless awards since the course and clubhouse were built. Kingsbarns of course is one of the 3 courses used in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship held each autumn. G1 were also responsible for designing and building the clubhouse at Castle Stuart Golf Links near Inverness which hosted the Scottish Open in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016. Both of these locations stress the fact that the round of golf is only one aspect of a visit to the golf club and the clubhouse design, atmosphere and facilities contribute a huge amount to the ‘great day out' feel.

Recently they have been appointed to build the new clubhouse at Dunbar Golf Club. They are selling land to provide funds for a new clubhouse. One of the other architects that we consulted had been in the running for the Dunbar appointment and were able to provide drawings for comparison, which convinced us that G1 Architects were the correct choice for Machrihanish.

The Sub-Committee met with Roy Malcolm, Managing Director, last night to start the design process. This included considering the results of the SurveyMonkey questionnaire. This is the first meeting and from this will start a back and forth dialogue which will culminate in a meeting with members to seek final approval of the design before it goes forward to planning.

Roy Malcolm also confirmed that they now have a full team appointed to move the project forward. This includes himself as the qualified Principal Designer, taking responsibility for all Health & Safety matters; Quantity Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Interior designer.

The Quantity Surveyor will be visiting next week to finalise the figure for notional re-instatement which will in turn define the funds we have available for the build.

Thank you to all those members who responded to the SurveyMonkey - we had over 360 responses, many of which included additional comments and suggestions and which have been shared with G1.


We expect the temporary Portacabins to be delivered early next week and for them to be in use for members by the end of the week. Lockers will be available in these temporary changing facilities from the 26th February.


The insurance company have confirmed that the first batch of payments are almost ready for payment to allow those affected to get re-equipped and back on the course. Again, Jennie has stated that she is happy to price match clubs and bags for any member in this situation.

1 February 2019

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Championship Course Status 16/06/2019 - OPEN - No Scheduled Competitions Today - No Reported Course Problems

Pans ( 9 Hole ) Course Status 16/06/2019 - OPEN - No Scheduled Competitions Today - No Reported Course Problems

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