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The Machrie Links

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Golf has been played at The Machrie since 1891. First created by Willie Campbell, the course was famous, some might say infamous, for the number of “blind” shots incorporated into the design. All of which contributed hugely to the charm and challenge of the original 6,254-yard lay-out.

Set in the dunes of Islay, Queen of the Hebrides, the course has now been fully modernised by D J Russell, the former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player and stetches over 7,000 yards now.

There is a reason why the Scots invented golf on links land, Machrie land, and the links turf on which the course sits is among the finest in Scotland. The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay and the sand dunes has few equals, and with the ever changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout it’s time you played the Machrie!

In addition to The Machrie Links there is also wonderful additional golf facilities, The Wee Course is a six-hole par 3 course where there are a multitude of options of which holes to play. The Hebrides Putting Green is an acre of sublime naturally contoured putting surface, ideal for all levels, whether golfer or not.

There is no shortage of practice facilities at The Machrie, a Driving Range with five covered bays and an outside hitting area. Putting greens and chipping green will give you taste of what’s to come on the Links, an ideal place to warm up before play. There is also a teaching studio with the latest in Trackman 4 and Video technology. This can be used for lessons with the resident PGA Professional, David Foley, or to play courses from around the world on the Golf Simulator.

Whether you’re just looking to explore this stunning island, home to some of the world’s finest whiskies, birdlife, seafood and dramatic coastal seascapes, or you’re taking on the challenge of their championship links golf course, The Machrie will be the perfect place to start your stay.

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Golf Course Details: 6,309 yards

Green Fees: Residents green fee £85 pp

Visitor Information: Visitor green fee £130 pp

Societies Information: Groups welcome

Founded Date: 1891

Designed By: Originally Willie Campbell / Modernised DJ Russell

Catering: on site

Pro Shop: Yes

Clubs For Hire: Yes

Cart Hire: Yes

Driving Range: Yes

Nearest Airport: Islay Airport

Nearest Airport Time: 10 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 2

Nearest Train Station: no trains on Islay

Open Times: 07.00-21.00

Price Details: Residential and Visitors Welcome

Arrival information and directions

The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, Isle of IslayPA42 7AN, United Kingdom

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