Experience Golf The Way It Began.
Set hard against the Atlantic Ocean on Scotland’s west coast, the award-winning Machrihanish Dunes shares breathtaking views and a majestic dunescape with the neighboring Machrihanish Golf Club, a world-top-100 course laid out in 1879 by Old Tom Morris himself. More than 100 years later, renowned present-day golf course architect, David McLay Kidd, realized a longstanding dream to build a second course at Machrihanish. This “new” course, situated on pristine linksland protected by the Scottish government, offers you a rare opportunity to create and craft golf shots just as the men of Scotland did centuries ago, when they conceived the game, brought it to birth – and gave it to the world. Machrihanish Dunes encourages thought, creativity and imagination. For the golfer who accepts the invitation and the challenge, the reward is a truly unforgettable experience.
Since opening in 2009, “The Dunes” has been named one of the U.K. and Ireland’s Top 100 courses by GolfWorld magazine, and one of the Top 30 Modern Courses in Great Britain and Ireland by Golfweek along with several other awards and recognitions, including:
- Golf World Magazine: 2012-13 Top 100 Courses in Scotland #25
- Golf Inc.: 2012 Development of the Year – 2nd Place
- National Club Golfer: 2013 Britain’s Top 100 Links #38
- Golf World Magazine: Top 100 Fun Courses of GB&I #39
- ABTA Golf Magazine 2012: Top 3 Eco Courses in the World #1
- Golf World Magazine: 2012 Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland #78
- Golfweek Magazine: 2012 Best Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland #39
- Golfweek Magazine: 2011 Best Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland #29
- Golf Environmental Organization (GEO): First GEO certified course in U.K.
- Golf World Magazine: 2010-11 Top 100 Courses in Scotland #26
- Golf World Magazine: 2010-11 Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland #99
- Golfweek Magazine: 2010 Best Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland #21
- LINKS Magazine: Top 20 new Scottish courses of the past 20 years
- LINKS Magazine: 2009 Best New Courses #8
- Golf Links Magazine: 2008 Best New Courses
- Golf World Magazine: 2008 Future Classic Top 100