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Some of Scotland’s oldest courses, many still nine holes, are to be found in this region. Little has changed over the centuries and the courses are relatively unchanged as a result. The coastline is naturally exposed and in case of inclement weather some of Scotland’s finest distilleries are nearby.

Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish Dunes lies on the southernmost tip of the Kintyre peninsula. Its existence is down to the vision of Brian Keating an Australian businessman, combining with David McLay Kidd and associate Paul Kimber, who designed the course.

As it lies in a site of special scientific interest the fairways are far from manicured as fertilizers and modern drainage is forbidden, so prepare for some ‘natural golf’ in the most wonderful of dramatic locations.

It is ranked 24th in Scotland and 75th in the UK.

  • Par 72
  • Terrain – Coastline
  • Difficulty – Challenging
  • Scotland Ranking 2017 – 24th
  • UK Ranking 2017 – 75th
  • Buggies
  • Power Trollies
  • Caddy services
  • Equipment Hire
  • Practice Range
  • Dress code – Casual


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