Originally established in 1876 under the name of The Kintyre Golf Club, Machrihanish Golf Course, like many links golf courses in the area is steeped in history and heritage. Initially the course featured just 10 holes and was extended to 18 holes in 1879 by the four time open winner and renowned architect Old Tom Morris.
The marvellous natural links at Machrihanish Golf Club is set amongst an idyllic backdrop and golfers can enjoy superb views out to the Atlantic and across to the islands of Islay and Jura. Like many of its kind Machrihanish Golf Course features the foundations of pure links golf,
such as tough punchbowl greens, furrowed fairways, rugged dunes and blind tee shots.
The golf course plays host to one of the magnificent opening holes in golf, which is a tough par 4 requiring a drive across the beach from an elevated tee. The rest of this isolated golf course is just as exceptional and is definitely a must -play when on a Scotland golf vacation.Opened in 2009 and designed by David McLay, Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club ranks as one of the best golf courses in the country. What makes this course so truly special is that it is not really a man-made course, but born of the land. Of the 259 surrounding acres, only 7 were disturbed in the creation of the Machrhanish Dunes Golf course.
The course is a 7, 175 yard 18-hole beautiful experience with no less than 6 greens at the Atlantic’s edge – making this a breathtaking and picturesque course.