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Machrihanish Dunes

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Founded: 2009
Designer: David McLay Kidd
Championship Length: 7,175 yards
PAR: 72
Type: Links
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Who this course is best for:

A golfer who is heading to this area anyhow to play Machinhanish and wants to add to play a second round in the area.


Set hard against the Atlantic Ocean on Scotland’s west coast, the award-winning Machrihanish Dunes shares breathtaking views and a majestic dunescape with the neighboring Machrihanish Golf Club, a world-top-100 course laid out in 1879 by Old Tom Morris himself. More than 100 years later, renowned present-day golf course architect, David McLay Kidd, realized a longstanding dream to build a second course at Machrihanish. This “new” course, situated on pristine linksland protected by the Scottish government, offers you a rare opportunity to create and craft golf shots just as the men of Scotland did centuries ago, when they conceived the game, brought it to birth – and gave it to the world. Machrihanish Dunes encourages thought, creativity and imagination. For the golfer who accepts the invitation and the challenge, the reward is a truly unforgettable experience.

Since opening in 2009, “The Dunes” has been named one of the U.K. and Ireland’s Top 100 courses by GolfWorld magazine, and one of the Top 30 Modern Courses in Great Britain and Ireland by Golfweek along with several other awards and recognitions.

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Tours that include this Course

Machrie Golf Scotland


Remote Scotland

Six rounds of golf:

  • Machrihanish-Championship Course
  • Machrie
  • Machrihanish Dunes
  • Shiskine
  • Royal Troon-Old Course
  • Turnberry-Ailsa Course