Machrihanish Golf Club - Championship Course

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6462 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft/steel spikes
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6462 yards 0.0 0
White 70 6235 yards 70.7 131
Yellow 70 5971 yards 69.7 129
Ladies 72 5497 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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"Bucket list golf course"


picayune1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Finally got to scratch this one of my bucket list. With the Dunes just up the coast these 2 courses make the long drive worth it. Macrihanish is a great layout with some elevations changes. A gorgeous links. Very wet and windy the day I was there after the wettest summer on record so there was not a lot of roll to the fairways. After the spectacular opening hole it quickly starts challenging you, doglegs, blind shots, and carries (not too long). Members were great in letting my caddy and I play through. A tremendous day on the links


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



cmsteinhauer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course is a must play"


u000003483966's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although not he easiest place to get to, this course is really worth the journey. Although there is a lot of rough, the fairways are quite generous, but try to avoid the bunkers. The fairways had a lot of run when we played, so you had to think what you were hitting off the tee (driver not always necessary). The greens are quite large and undulating and took a bit of getting used to. Overall, this is an excellent course and a must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



popross's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Natural Beauty on the Edge of Earth"


JeffArenson's avatar
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Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Used a day ticket at Machrihanish (one of the best values in Scotland at only $150, while 1 round at some places is double that) and what a place to spend a day. The weather this last summer in Scotland was wet, and it rained for about 27 of the holes. 3 club wind all day. Unlike other clubs in Scotland, Machrihanish will let you choose your tees so if you are a serious stick, play from the back. The wind will give you plenty of challenge as will keeping your focus away from the beauty that is the Mull of Kintyre.

The staff is second to none and this club is about as unstuffy as you can get. Pace of play, like most of Scotland, was 3 hours per round. The Mull of Kintyre is remote and Machrihanish is not a course full of American or Continental tourists. Have lunch in the clubhouse, the view is great, staff is friendly and the food was some of the best in Scotland.

The golf is outstanding. Despite being 1 par 3 and 8 par 4s, the front nine is among the best in Scotland. The opening hole plays along the Atlantic and you choose how much of the ocean you cut off. The beach is in play so you might as well take a risky line. The rest of the nine has an uphill second hole, holes/greens that are sunk into valleys, blind shots and the joy of playing the ball for the bounce; you don't have to aim at the flag and are best to use the contours. This might be Old Tom Morris' best set of greens in Scotland; well contoured as set in places that nature itself dictated. The back nine is not quite as great as the front but has quality holes and 12-16 might be as good as the front. Overall, you will enjoy the setting and the options presented by links golf. Hope for a 1-2 club wind and this place is hard to beat. With Machrihanish Dunes right next door, Campbeltown nearby and plenty of non-golf activities, going the extra mile is well worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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