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Wilmslow Cheshire
Reviewed September 3, 2016

As long as you are here for the golf you have to play the course though even parts of that are under repair, and when you pay £65 for a round you expect better, but the facilities are truly terrible. The hotel and club house is being pulled down and unusable a discrace for a course that is recognised worldwide.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Great golf, Great food, accommodation is 3/5 I've stayed here twice over the last 6 years and its got friendly staff, great golf course (£15 green fee) and great views. Both times i visited the island had a drought of 8+ weeks. The island is on peat soil, so you'll need to get used to bottled water and brown-ish water...

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Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very much a work in progress with diggers and earth moving equipment constantly working. Mandatory lift and drop from large areas of newly seeded fairways, par 4 first hole now played as par 3 from mat and temporary green on 9th hole. Perhaps when completed this will be something special but that is a long way off and currently very...

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 17, 2015

I will start off by saying What a brilliant round of golf! I had previously read a lot about the Machrie and was optimistic that the course still would be in good condition and be everything the good reviews stated. Although a few comments about the renovations did worry me, I booked a round for a tuesday morning. The sign,...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2015

We visited the golf course to find out about costs etc. What a pompous, unpleasant and unfriendly man we had to deal with. Safe to say we didn't stay or return. Would totally agree that the price was outrageous for this course.

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Munich
Reviewed May 25, 2015

We played two rounds on this course which is currently (and until the end of the season) undergoing major reconstruction. Several holes had "winter greens", many fairways were sanded. Lorries, diggers and other vehicles are on the course. To charge 50 GBP for this experience is not ok, half the price would be fair. I only rated the course, the...

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Sollentuna, Sweden
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Mixed emotions for one, ended up with a four. The facilities is a pure disaster and even if it is closed awaiting renovations it should never have been allowed to slip this far. Mould on the walls, no food (not even sandwiches) and polluted tap water (bottled water available though). The course itself is under renovation so some of the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great setting, wind-swept dunes by the beach. HOWEVER: currently (since 2014 ?) under re-development. Most holes have either temporary Tees and/or greens. Building machinery and materials everywhere, large swaths of fairways ripped open, no signs, markers etc. anywhere. Only one word for it: Horrible ! Attitude of staff hostile and downride rude (we initially were refused to come into the...

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Noblesville, Indiana
Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

We played this twice in cold and windy weather with a little rain both days. This course has a lot of blind shots and we used local caddies both days. We could not have played it without them. Made a couple of birdies and many pars. The course and land has been bought by a tycoon who is currently changing...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 5, 2015

This famous golf course is undergoing serious re-development. So if you want to play what is left of the original quirky course do so soon. We found that where the original course was still intact we had great golf holes to play but, especially in the back nine, we were playing through sand, diggers and the bones of the new...

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Additional Information about Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

Address: Port Ellen PA42 7AN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Ellen
Price Range: $93 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Machrie Hotel And Golf Links
Machrie Hotel Port Ellen
Machrie Hotel Links
Machrie Hotel & Golf Links Port Ellen, Islay
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“Hotel currently closed, golf course open but not worth playing.”
 of 5 bubbles Skyreholme1, Sep 21, 2015 | Read review
“Any bus shelter on the road would be preferable !”
 of 5 bubbles TheShake69, May 15, 2015 | Read review
“Not able to give a tip since hotel not open now.”
 of 5 bubbles GeraldAndGlendaW, Jul 14, 2014 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Penguin, Aug 29, 2013 | Read review
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