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Machrihanish Golf Club

Machrihanish Golf Club is situated on the Kintyre Peninsula 140 miles by road from Glasgow. Our superior natural 18 hole golf course is well known throughout the world, voted to have "the best opening hole in golf" by golf architects and players and listed in the top 100 golf courses outside the USA by the Golfer's Digest.

There is also a nine hole golf course with a Ladies Clubhouse and 2 practice areas.

The course presents a spectacular opening hole, large sandy bunkers, neat fairways, tough rough and greens of the highest standard.

Little has been changed to disturb the natural scenic beauty and inspiring challenge of the delightful 18 hole links golf course. The outward nine follow the hills and hollows among the sand dunes, with the stunning clear waters lapping on the sandy beach by the opening hole.

The inward nine holes are pleasant with the backdrop of the south Kintyre hills. The back nine feature two par fives and three tricky par threes.

The course, unlike mainland courses, plays differently every day with wind temperatures, strengths and directions changing quickly and regularly affected by the Atlantic currents and the coastal conditions.

The club here is very friendly and welcoming, with visitors returning from around the globe to play this unique course then finish the day watching the stunning sunsets over Islay.

Machrihanish offers a superb golfing experience which you will want to do again, and again.... and again. Machrihanish hosted the Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship in May 1990 and May 2000, and the Scottish Boys Amateur Championship in July 2004.



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