Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

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What we say

A short, quirky, links in a stunning location. Immense fun. A more quirky set of holes than North Berwick. More architects should visit to further their own educations and philosophies. With extensive work underway under new ownership, when that is completed expect this fabulous, remote links to rise back up.

Marvellous Machrie is deservedly right up there with Scotland's legendary links courses. At just over 6,000 yards the course clearly isn't long but the Machrie can be a beast when the wind is blowing which is pretty often.

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Machrie Links is often regarded as one of the more traditional Scottish golf links and is getting a wider name for itself as one of the better courses in the country.

At 6,250 yards, the Machrie course clearly isn't very long but when the wind is blowing, which it often is, the course plays much longer and much harder. The course is currently under new ownership and developments are underway to improve areas of the course.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs 3 out of 5
  • TG Rating 4 out of 5
  • Players Rating 4 out of 5
  • Address
    Port Ellen, , ISLE OF ISLAY
  • Tel 01496 302310
  • Website

Course Information

Course 71 par
Course Style -
Green Fees £65 all week.
Course Length 6,250 yards (5,715 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty -
Course Membership -

Course Features

  • Course does not have: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course does not have: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course does not have: Pro Shop
  • Course does not have: Restaurant
  • Course does not have: Trolley Hire
  • Course has: Dress Code
  • Course does not have: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 4 out of 5 True links golf.

    By thecraw

    Love the course. Its an amazing totally natural layout where you thread your way through towering dunes. Some awesome holes and a couple of week ones (10th) especially. Greens are true and quicker than quick in the summer. Only down side is a lack of facilities for visitors unless you sre staying in the hotel. Special mention to Simon the greenkeeper who could not be nicer or more accomodating.

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