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 us the framework for what we have now. The UK top-100 golf course is considered one of the most natural in the world, and the four-star Royal and Ugadale Hotels were stunning pieces of history just waiting for someone to breathe new life into them. So when we receive compliments on our course or our hotels, we certainly stand with pride, but we have to give a lot of the credit to that which came before.
However, this past year, we received two exciting accolades that just sent us through the roof. Golf Tourism Scotland named us Resort Experience of the Year, and Bunkered Magazine readers voted us Scotland’s Best Experience – and we are celebrating! Why are these particular recognitions so special? Two reasons:
- One – because they were bestowed upon us by those who know Scottish golf holidays best
- Two – because these awards didn’t just say we had the best hotels in Scotland, or the best links course in the nation, or the best restaurant in Campbeltown. They named The Village at Machrihanish Dunes the best resort experience.
These accolades acknowledge all the pieces of this seaside resort in one fell swoop. They don’t just speak to what it’s like to play 18-holes of links golf with the Atlantic by your side, or to watch the sun set into the ocean from the window of your luxury accommodation, or even what it’s like to get a facial at the spa, a pint at the pub, or a perfect steak from one of the restaurants. It doesn’t just speak to the service provided by our expertly trained staff, or how we love our jobs and it shows with the joy with which we perform them. It speaks to all of it – how it all comes together, and how we at The Village at Machrihanish Dunes complement all the amazing elements that nature and history of provided for us.
And when we think about it that way – and realize that it’s some of Scotland’s most dedicated golfers and golf tourism professionals making the call – well, we couldn’t help but be a wee bit proud.
So, we’re celebrating with special #1 offers and events all year long that our guests can enjoy. We hope you’ll come out and celebrate with us, and join us in enjoying all the beauty this magnificent seaside resort has to offer.