For those golfers prepared to make the effort to travel to the Kintyre Peninsula, Machrihanish will not disappoint. Renowned for its intimidating opening tee shot, the greens are positioned in a variety of testing locations and the surfaces are invariably firm, fast and true. Fun golf in a great setting.
Designed by David McLay Kidd and opened for play in 2009. ‘Mach Dunes’ is quite simply golf in as natural a setting as you could imagine. Since opening these special links have been heralded as one of the truly great golfing experiences.
Originally created in 1891, Machrie Links on the island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides has undergone a change of ownership in 2011, a complete transformation overseen by architect D.J.Russell and a re-opening in 2018.Stretching over 7,000 yds from the back tees “the redesign has now fully matured into one of the greatest of Scottish links – the original and still the best setting for a game of ‘gowf’“.
Located at the southern tip of The Kintyre Peninsula, Dunaverty is a links course in the true sense of the word. With an overall length under 5,000 yds, seven Par 3’s and half of the Par 4’s under 300 yds it is reasonable to suggest this most charming of classic courses does not possess the championship calibration of its near neighbours at Machrihanish. However playing this “ little gem “ is guaranteed to enrich any true golfer’s life.
Our advice is to look out your half set and prepare for a warm welcome, a hilly walk and the most fantastic views of the Mull of Kintyre and the Scottish and Irish coasts
Ardfin on the Inner Hebridean island of Jura has been the subject of intense discussion in the golf world ever since the estate’s new owner Greg Coffey purchased Ardfin in 2010 and announced plans to create one of the great golf courses on the planet. Vision, ambition, world class design and construction talent combined with an incredible level of financial investment has produced a superb golf course in a unique and dramatic setting.