The Black Sheep Blog

How I Lost $1M on a Scottish Golf Holiday

As some of you may remember, last summer was quite exciting over here on the dunes of Machrihanish.  We held the Mach Dunes Million – the chance for four unsuspecting golfers to win $1 million without breaking a sweat.  All they had to do was ace a 167-yard hole! The first golfers to take a […]

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Course Update – March, 2014

January and February produced record amounts of rainfall and the golf course has suffered. The relatively dry summer resulted in a lower than normal water table going into the winter, but this wasn’t to last. The heavy rainfall has produced numerous flooded areas throughout the course. This standing water can’t be pumped out as it’s caused by […]

The New Centre of the Links Golf World

It wasn’t that long ago that Machrihanish was considered the end of road – if not the end of the world.  People made the trek to the town for the golf or the beaches, but it wasn’t a quick journey and when you were done enjoying the area you pretty much had to turn around […]

Golf Au Naturale

In 1879, Old Tom Morris traveled all the way across Scotland from St. Andrews, down the Mull of Kintyre, to the quiet village of Machrihanish.  He’d come to aid in the design of a golf course that’s known today as Machrihanish Golf Club.  Morris loved the site of the course, telling the world that God […]