The Black Sheep Blog

Introducing our New Head Greenkeeper!

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Freeman as its new Head Greenkeeper. Simon will oversee all day-to-day golf operations at the resort’s U.K. Top-100 seaside links course. Having worked most recently at The Machrie, he brings more than 15 years of turf management experience at championship courses to The […]

Scotland’s #1 Golf Resort Experience

The Village at Machrihanish Dunes has received well over 30 notable recognitions since 2008 – and that doesn’t even include invitations to join select organizations such as the Great Golf Resorts of the World.  It’s a fact we try not to let go to our heads – after all, it’s history and nature that’s given […]

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 […]