Golf Events

Scotland’s Hottest Championship Event Venue.

Machrihanish Dunes is unquestionably one of the U.K.’s hottest golf destinations. With a links course that’s a perennial Top-100 and two beautiful award-winning hotels and golf cottages it makes for an ideal setting for hosting some of Scotland’s most exciting golf events.

The Campbeltown Open (25 – 26 June 2016)

Men and women from all over will be joining us for this open tournament and celebration on Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 June. The 36- hole, stroke play tournament will take place on our UK Top-100 links golf course, and will feature a grand prize of a 2-night stay in our award-winning accommodation, complete with golf, as well as other prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, and more.

Join us on Saturday night at The Kintyre Club for a delicious buffet and live music as we celebrate what’s sure to be an exciting tournament!

To reserve your spot, email!

Shepherds Cross Tournament (24 July 2016)

The Shepherds Cross Tournament returns to Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club! This 4-man scramble offers the best of two amazing courses: play the first nine holes of the tournament at Machrihanish Golf Club, then skip on over to Mach Dunes for the second nine. Then wrap it all up with a celebration at The Old Clubhouse. Most of this tournament is reserved for members of area golf clubs.

Learn more about MDGC membership here


Scottish Golf & Whisky Galore Tournament (29 May to 2 June, 2016)
Come take part in an experience that combines the region’s best golf with some of Scotland’s finest whisky, brought you by Platinum Golf Scotland!

  • 5 nights bed & full Scottish breakfast at The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages or The Royal Hotel in Campbeltown
  • Four rounds of golf at four different courses, including Mach Dunes, Machrihanish GC, Dunaverty and Shiskine
  • Daily prizes and overall prizes
  • A welcome reception
  • 3 distillery visits – Glen Scotia, Springbank & Isle of Arran
  • Transport to the golf courses and whisky distilleries
  • Gala presentation 3-course dinner
  • Package price based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room: £709.00 per person. Non golf partner price also available on request.

Learn more by downloading the PDF or contact Lynda or Stuart at Platinum Golf Scotland at 44 (0)1382 447552, or by email at

The Black Sheep Open and the “Playing-in of the Sheep” (28 August 2016)

Come see the black sheep return to the course at The Black Sheep Open while enjoying our GB&I Top–100 Course! Make the most of the weekend by staying in luxury at any of our four-star accommodations. Special Stay & Play Packages for participants will be announced soon.

To join us for this unique tournament, email us at!


Autumn Pairs Classic (8 Oct 2016)

When the summer winds down and the refreshing cool breezes return to Machrihanish Dunes, so too comes the Autumn Pairs Classic. This better-ball stableford event is open to ladies and gents alike. There are a variety of prizes you can win for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Scratch & Net and more! Afterwards, enjoy a buffet, live music and awards ceremony at the exclusive Kintyre Club.

To reserve your spot, email us at!