The Black Sheep Blog

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 […]

Cottage Life, Machrihanish Style

When it comes to pampering visiting golfers, the people at The Village at Machrihanish Dunes certainly know what they’re doing.  And their Ugadale Cottages are a good example.  These four-star rated two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottages sit right next to the grand Ugadale Hotel.  And in some ways, they may be even grander.  The Ugadale Cottages […]