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Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club

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Mr D wrote a review Oct 2019
Tadworth, United Kingdom18 contributions8 helpful votes
Just back from a return visit to Mach Dunes and once again absolutely loved it. I think it’s probably my favourite links course in the UK and I’ve played a fair few now including multiple open venues. The views from some of the tees are just spectacular, especially from the black tees if you’re brave enough to play from them. The course is tough but fair and there is enough going on from the greens to the various tee box options to keep it interesting time after time. I would rate this far above the old course which undoubtedly has some good holes but there are just too many weak ones for me. Not so at the Dunes which maybe has 1 (par 3 6th) but even that has the sea view to compensate. It’s surely one of the most underrated courses in the UK and absolutely worth the trip if you’re considering it. Finally thanks to Jock and Peter for their warm hospitality in the golf house, much needed after battling 40mph gusty conditions!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Foreman wrote a review Sep 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
Everything you could ask for, friendly welcome brilliant course and views to die for, this was our most favorite course on our Kintyre visit . Would recommend without hesitation.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club
Responded Sep 18, 2019
We're honoured to be your favourite from this visit to our wee corner of Scotland! Thank you for joining us and sharing your feedback. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for more fantastic views and pure links golf soon. -Greg Sherwood
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fras65 wrote a review Sep 2019
scotland115 contributions35 helpful votes
great course. some lovely holes greens were a bit slow when we were there.the course is only let down by the grumpy old starter called peter.sooner he goes and the get someone more pleasant, then we will go back
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Date of experience: September 2019
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crag789 wrote a review Aug 2019
Bedford, United Kingdom154 contributions65 helpful votes
A warm welcome awaits any visitor . Coffee then escorted to the first tee and adequate instructions given . Fab course along the shore . A very traditional Links course . Not for the novice golfer but my 16 handicap coped very well .A long course so i recommend an electric trolley . No buggies allowed as its a conservation area .
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club
Responded Aug 30, 2019
Thanks for sharing your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed a warm welcome before tackling the dunes. You're quite right that due to being built on a highly-protected piece of natural dunescape, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), walking is consequently the primary mode of navigating the course. However, less physically able players may use a buggy driven by a caddie. Thank you for joining us, and we hope you'll be back again soon. After all, Mach Dunes never plays the same twice! -Greg Sherwood
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iainmclaughlin2000 wrote a review Aug 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom26 contributions4 helpful votes
7 golfers playing the dunes,what a great course.this is my favourite golf course ever just loved it.ages were between 50 &70 everyone loved it.back 9 a bit of a struggle for some,the walk between greens to next tee were long.played Friday 16/8/2019 18 holes Saturday rained off after 14 holes ,Sunday rained off after 6 holes.only criticism,is there should be some places out on the course were you could take shelter. And see the rain out. I would like to say a big thank you to joke & Lorna 2 star who could not do enough for us all.and the food was great. Really lovely people.iain & Craig send them our best wishes. Also we stayed at the Ugadale hotel & some guys in the cottages.1st class, as were the people who work there. And finally the night porter Henry who was a really nice and welcoming guy.thanks to you all shame about the weather. Regards Iain McLaughlin
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club
Responded Aug 28, 2019
Thank you for your feedback, Iain. We're so happy your group joined us and are honoured to be your favourite course! We're sorry you experienced wet weather during your visit! With our course being laid out over a SSSI, we are extremely restricted when it comes to moving any ground - a small price to pay for having such a natural and beautiful course. At the end of the day, the final decision on whether or not we can build a shelter will not be made by us, but we are hopeful that's something we'll be able to do in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Ugadale. Here's hoping your next visit is a bit dryer! Sincerely, Greg Sherwood
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