Machrihanish Holiday Park puts not one, but two World Top 100 golf courses on your doorstep. After an unforgettable day on the greens of Machrihanish Golf Club, relax with a drink in the brand new, state-of-the-art Clubhouse overlooking the 1st Tee –renowned for being the best opening hole in the world!
As well as the two championship golf courses in Machrihanish, there are other fantastic courses in Kintyre which are well worth a visit. Touring Scotland? You’re not too far away from must-play golf destinations such as Loch Lomond, The Machrie on Islay, Royal Troon or even Royal Portrush in Ireland – accessible by ferry from Campbeltown.
Closer to home, here’s our pick of the best golf courses in Kintyre:
Our local golf course is only a ten-minute walk from Machrihanish Holiday Park – turn right at the gate and you can’t miss it! The par-70 course is a classic Scottish links course stretching out across 6,462 yards and offering stunning views of Jura, Islay and – on a clear day – Northern Ireland.
Laid out by Old Tom Morris in 1879, the course is a World Top 100 with the opening hole across the beach once described by Jack Nicklaus as the best in the world.
As well as the 18-hole championship course, there’s a 9-hole course – The Pans – with shorter holes and generous fairways. Ideal for junior players or those looking for an easier challenge.
Opening in 2021 is the new, state-of-the-art Clubhouse – the perfect place to enjoy a drink or bite to eat after a day on the fairways.
See here for tee times and booking.
Only a ten-minute drive away, Machrihanish Dunes is our other ‘local’ 18-hole championship golf course, often referred to as ‘the world’s most natural golf course’.
Stretching across 7,000 yards, the course lies in a pristine coastal environment and is the only one ever created on a Site of Special Scientific Interest. As such, the course was designed around the natural terrain with the lightest touch possible – of the 259 acres on which the course lies, only seven were disturbed during construction.
The fairways follow the natural lie of the land, with no less than six greens and five tees at the ocean’s edge. This makes for a challenging, exciting game, with open views across the Atlantic. For information and tee times, click here.
Less than 20 minutes’ drive away from Machrihanish Holiday Park, Dunaverty Golf Club occupies a glorious setting by the village of Southend, on the south coast of the peninsula.
This 18-hole par-66 natural links course extends to 4,799 yards and boasts incredible views to Sanda Island, Ailsa Craig and even to Northern Ireland.
The springy turf, undulating fairways and testing layout offer golfers of all abilities a challenging game. The club welcomes visitors – for tee times and information, click here.
Head north through Campbeltown and up the peninsula to Carradale for a great day out on the greens.
With stunning panoramas across the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran, this 9-hole heathland course features tricky holes, natural hazards and small greens, presenting a fun challenge for even the most experienced players. To book a tee, click here.