Machrihanish Golf Club
Campbeltown, Strathclyde PA28 6PT
Tel : +44 (0)1586 810213 Fax : +44 (0)1586 810221

7 km west of Campheltown

Course Details

Course Name: Machrihanish Holes: 18 Yardage: 6228 SSS: 71
Designed by old Tom Morris in 1876, Machrihanish has a pedigree that rivals the better known Scottish courses like Dornoch or Carnoustie.
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  • RE: Europe Golf courses reviews E. Paul Lian Scottsdale, AZ USA 05/01

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  • A lasting memory

    Richard Peate wrote on: Jan 15, 2004

    My wife and I have never played 2 rounds of golf on the same day. We did at Macrihanish. We were absolutely stuffed, but it was the highlight of 3 weeks golfing in Ireland and Scotland.
    Its a true "links" course with all the demands of wind, blind tee shots, no trees, long wispy rough and bumps and hollows. Its truly beautiful - we had a perfect, fine day - but I can imagine it would be a real tiger on the poor weather day.
    This is a "must do" course for anybody who wants to experience the best links golf in a maginificent area of scotland.
    We stayed at Ardell house, and highly recomend it. If you can book it - get the upstairs front double room overlooking the course.
    Good luck!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews David Snelson 10/01

    David Snelson wrote on: Sep 30, 2001

    Last week I played this course and it was absolutely fantastic. I've played at Troon and Muirfield and this is easily in their class. Links golf personified and an absolute pleasure to play. I managed to knock it round in a respectable 76 too!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews David Stubbings, Cumbria Hdcp 9 10/00

    David Stubbings, Cumbria Hdcp 9 wrote on: Sep 30, 2000

    Machrihanish, simply as good as golf gets. Thinks seriously however before setting out if the wind blows; are you man enough? Have you plenty of re-loads?
    I'm off for my third round this year next week, even though it's nearly a six-hour drive! Take the time and make the effort this really is a gem, not a tight links course by any means but course planning is the watchword, and brute strength is a waste of time.
    Go there and enjoy.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Adam Motherwell 08/00

    Adam Motherwell wrote on: Jul 31, 2000

    A hard although fair test of golf when the weather is good which means a small breeze of around 30 mph. if you can hit the ball straight you have half a chance.Best 1st hole in the world where position of drive can mean a difference of 4 to 5 clubs. Excellent price to play , good well stocked pro shop reasonable clubhouse facilities which could be improved,friendly and helpful staff.All in all a gem of a course.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Tim Dillon 02/00

    Tim Dillon wrote on: Jan 31, 2000

    As a passionate links player who annually crosses the pond to play real golf, the Machrihanish course epitomizes all things that represent the game. A true test, that is fair and wonderful scenery in a truly beautiful part of Scotland. A must course to play which ranks as one of my three most favourite - along with Lahinch and Connemara in Ireland. We look forward to Machrihanish in September 2000.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Thomas Davies c/o Kim Davies 09/99

    Thomas Davies c/o Kim Davies wrote on: Aug 31, 1999

    I first of Machrihanish from one of the publishers of the Strokesaver course guides. He was right, it is a most remarkable golf course. The good thing is that this course will never be ruined or overrun due to its remote location and I could not be happier.
    Makes many of the courses on the Open rota seem down right boring now that I think about it. I have made seven golf trips to Scotland and played over 20 of the best and often hidden courses and this is one my top 3 if not No. 1.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Stuart Powers 06/99

    Stuart Powers wrote on: May 31, 1999

    Machrihanish might be in a remote part of the UK but you will not hesitate to return once you have enjoyed the most sublime golfing experience. The course layout, superb contoured fairways and greens are only surpassed by the hospitality of the members.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Morris Shaw 03/99

    Morris Shaw wrote on: Feb 28, 1999

    I am a member at said course and it is the best in the world. I play off 18 + or - a few depending on the weather. If that's you Ross then this is me, I was looking forJohnny's page.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Ross Mclean 11/98

    Ross Mclean wrote on: Oct 31, 1998

    A gem on the south west coast of Scotland. One of the finest opening holes in golf, a dog leg left 423 yards long par 4, with a risk all or play safe drive over Machrihanish Bay. Front 9 superb links golf, second nine almost the feel of an inland course.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Robert Jones 9/98

    Robert Jones wrote on: Aug 31, 1998

    I am a country member at Machrihanish and have been so for several years. For those who love pure golf, this is the place. Great people and a great golf course. Designed by old Tom Morris in 1876, Machrihanish has a pedigree that rivals the better known Scottish courses like Dornoch or Carnoustie.
    But it's difference is unique- somewhat due to its remote location on the Mull of Kintyre - the long arm of Scotland jutting out into the Irish Sea. Nowhere in Scotland will you find the magnificent views of the islands of Islay, Gigha or looking across the Irish Sea at Northern Ireland.
    And what a golf course with no two holes the same and always in great condition. But the best part of Machrihanish is the people. Being off the beaten track makes the members both very willing and proud to share this world class linkscourse with those who make the trek. Golf is both a course and the people who play it- you won't be disappointed with either at Machrinanish.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Ian Flygh 9/98

    Ian Flygh wrote on: Aug 31, 1998

    Machrihanish golf course, Campbeltown. Links course, 23 pounds. Excellent course well worth the drive down on Kintyre peninsula. Anyone with 30 or lower handicap will enjoy this fantastic course.


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