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Magical Golf in Southwest Scotland

We had the pleasure of playing golf at Machrihanish Dunes the 1st week on September. From the... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
pattiboston
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Boston
Loved it!

Played here twice on a family visit. I've played a lot of links golf and would say this is the most... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
898mrd
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Walton on the Hill, United Kingdom
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The quintessential seaside Scottish resort, The Village at Machrihanish Dunes is quickly becoming a golf destination to rival the best in the world. Thrilling links golf, luxury accommodation and world-class service await you in this romantic and...more
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All reviews machrihanish dunes blind shots links course true links the pub ugadale hotel next door few years golf club well worth a visit long walk the cottages bowl of soup deep bunkers could not have been more helpful many thanks great links
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

We had the pleasure of playing golf at Machrihanish Dunes the 1st week on September. From the moment we stepped onto the course, with the help of Lorna setting up tee times, this was a magical experience. Our caddies were 1st rate, really they made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review, Patti. It's always a pleasure to provide our visitors with a truly unique golf experience—one that can only be had on our wild dunes! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope for...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Played here twice on a family visit. I've played a lot of links golf and would say this is the most fun I've had by the sea despite not bringing my A game. Needs a round to get the lines off the tee and understand...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review, Mr D! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to Mach Dunes so much that you returned a second time. Our course certainly takes a bit of creativity and practice to master! We hope you'll be back again...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Mach. Dunes was laid out in an environmentally sensitive area, so almost no ground was disturbed in "building" the course.....flattening out the tee boxes, and a little smoothing of the greens. The fairways were not build at all....just mowed down the dune grass into fairways....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

We can tell you appreciate true links golf! Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review. You're quite right about our preservation of this pristine coastal environment. In fact, of the 259 acres on which the course sits, only seven were disturbed during construction. And we...More

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We discovered the beach down past the Dunes last year on holiday whilst walking our dogs. This year we ventured into the small clubhouse to discover they serve non members and non golfers. Delighted!! We both had a hearty bowl of soup and some sandwiches...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

What great discoveries! We're glad you stumbled upon the Old Clubhouse Pub, a wee gem here at Mach Dunes. If you're looking for more dining adventures, be sure to stop in at our other restaurants, The Kintyre Restaurant + Bar, The Black Sheep Pub, and...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I have recently the pleasure with 3 of my friends of playing Machrihanish dunes and thereafter staying at Ugadale cottages. What a trip. The weather gods shined on us which made the stunning golf course even better. The cottage quality was amazing. High quality pub...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you for your review! We're glad you made the trip to our course and cottages—and what great timing to enjoy such sunny, warm weather with the course playing fiery and fast. We hope to welcome you back for another worthwhile visit soon! -Greg Sherwood

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The course is set in amazing natural beauty. Lots of orchids,red and black moths; all part of the magic of Machrihanish. There’s a tee to suit all abilities and the carries are manageable. The greens are amazing, set into the natural landscape. Staff are friendly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you took notice of the many ways in which our commitment to keeping our course "green" are evident. Much of the land surrounding the course is untouched, and the course itself was built—and is maintained—with the lightest...More

Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Just had our Golfing break(25th Anniversary  and  I would like to thank you all very much for a lovely weekend at the Hotel & Golf club The staff at the Golf club could not have been more helpful and informative and the staff at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Happy anniversary, Stewart! We're so glad you joined us and that we had the opportunity to help make your anniversary celebration extra special. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you again soon for another cosy stay. -Greg Sherwood

Reviewed May 21, 2018

I've been to Machrihanish every year since 2004 to enjoy the Machrihanish Club with friends from Scotland and the USA. I played the Dunes the first year is was open and wasn't impressed, I played it the next year just to give it a year...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

We're grateful you returned, Randy. Our entire staff - both at our hotels and golf course - works hard to provide guests and players with an incredible experience. While we're disappointed you weren't impressed on previous visits, we're thrilled to hear you found this trip...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018

Just back from Staying at the Hotels Appts and played both the Machrihanish courses. From being picked up at airport to being dropped back there the next day I have to say the stay was fantastic. Great accommodation, The 'Pub' is great and friendly, food...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your review, Ted. We're so glad to hear you experienced the high level of service we pride ourselves on in all aspects of your stay. We appreciate your recommendation and hope you'll join us again soon! -Greg Sherwood

Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

On a visit in Mid-March, even the harsh weather could not deter from the enjoyment of such a spectacular golf course. Sympathetically designed within the SSSI, not much was altered during the development of the course which is a tribute to the natural links land...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Greg S, Manager at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Frank. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the course and appreciate the careful attention taken to preserve the land it was built on. We hope you'll join us again for another spectacular experience! -Greg Sherwood

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When we went we left them in the car as they were damp and we were eating. To be honest we didn't ask, nor did we see any. It's worth asking. We have 2 big dogs so didn't bother asking. We ate in peace. 🐕🐕
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