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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

In Scotland, true links golf courses are not created, they are born of the land. More than 130 years ago "Old Tom" Morris recognised the potential for great golf here in this rugged, romantic corner of Scotland when he said, "The Almichty maun hae had gowf in his e’e when he made this place."

Today another Scot, David McLay Kidd, with the same professional eye and the same sense of place has been entrusted with this unique and precious landscape to mould it into the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club.

When Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club opens in May 2009, it will be the first golf course to have been built on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi) since the days of "Old Tom" himself. It will also be the first 18-hole links golf course to be built on the west coast of Scotland in 100 years. Set hard against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Machrihanish Dunes shares breathtaking views with the adjacent Machrihanish Golf Club links laid out by "Old Tom" Morris in 1879, one of Scotland’s classic and most revered links. Measuring 7,300 yards, Machrihanish Dunes will also feature six greens and five tees at the ocean’s edge.

The two courses along with the creation of new luxury accommodations will provide an even more compelling reason to seek out Machrihanish Dunes. Within a 35-mile radius lie five of the world’s greatest links golf courses. Four have hosted the Open Championship while the fifth is ranked amongst the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Turnberry, Prestwick and Royal Troon in Scotland, Royal County Down in Ireland and Royal Portrush, the only Irish golf course ever to host the Open Championship, are all less than an hour away.

At Machrihanish Dunes, golfers will also be able to relax and unwind in the Clubhouse (scheduled to open in 2010). Distinctively Scottish in design, the Clubhouse will have its own restaurant and pub along with men’s and women’s locker rooms.

Machrihanish Dunes promises to be the world’s next great golf experience. One that beckons those with a deep passion and true respect for the roots of the game. One that is naturally born of the land and yet, has been molded to extract its most superb attributes. One that instantly takes your breath away with its majestic beauty; along with its prolific challenges. One that offers a vast and wondrous links land that is centuries old, to be enjoyed for centuries to come.

Machrihanish Dunes. The way golf began—and where the ancient traditions of the game continue.

This is the way golf began. This is Machrihanish Dunes.

Contact Details:

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club
Site 1; D.E. Machrihanish,
Machrihanish, Argyll.
PA28 6NU

Tel: (44) 1586 554411
Fax: (44) 1586 810449

E-mail: info@machdunes.com

Website: www.machrihanishdunes.com




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