The World’s Most Natural Golf Course.
Enjoy golf the way it was meant to be –a game played against the natural challenges of the land itself. Machrihanish Dunes is the only course ever created on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi). Because of the fragility of this pristine coastal environment and in order to preserve for all time the unmatched natural beauty of the site, the course was built and is maintained with the lightest touch possible. Of the 259 acres on which the course sits, only seven – yes, seven – were disturbed during the construction of the course. Only the tees and greens were shaped. The fairways upon which golfers tread are just as they were found, only mown, shorter and optimized for golf. If you see any Hebridean black sheep wandering about, just know that they are there to help us keep the rough in check.
In 2011, Machrihanish Dunes received Golf Environmental Organization (GEO) Certification for creating and maintaining a sustainable golf agenda, while fulfilling GEO’s required assessments for maintenance and management practices at the most comprehensive eco-levels. Machrihanish Dunes was the first 18-hole golf course in the U.K. to achieve this prestigious certification.