Prior to coming to Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club I was not the biggest fan of inks-style golf courses, but I was impressed by the beauty of the golf course.
It was my first experience on a links course and I really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun. You have to play with the wind which was quite strong that day. It is just another way to play golf.
The hardest thing for me were the tricky long greens with unbelievable breaks. I have never seen this before while I was playing a lot of golf in the south of France. The only negative point are the very long walks from greens to the next tee box.
Stunning and very funny links course of recent construction with an original design with a setting on the surroundings of an old military base of the US.
During the game you will go thorugh blind shots and a huge variety of holes, which makes the game more entertaining. Wide fairways and benevolent rough.
Very recomendable to be played with the Machrihanish Old Course.
After hearing so many mixed reviews of Machrihanish Dunes, I was keen to play it and judge for myself. Despite the known challenges faced by the course designer and green keeping staff due to its location on a site of special scientific interest, I found it a really enjoyable experience. This is a rugged, natural links that's a lot of fun to play. It's a long but spectacular drive down the Mull of Kintyre to Campbeltown and I'd recommend staying over at the Ugadale Hotel, overlooking the 1st tee on the 'Old' course.