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Scotland, Argyll GRD Rating 8.7

Machrihanish Dunes

Golf breaks at Machrihanish Dunes, Scotland. GRD Rating: 8.7

Resort Summary

The Quintessential Scottish Seaside Resort Village. Luxury stone cottages, the world's most natural golf course, two lovingly restored historic hotels, a rejuvenating full-service spa, and five restaurants and pubs make Machrihanish Dunes Scotlands most exciting new holiday destination.

Nestled in the southwest corner of the Mull of Kintyre, where the movements of sea, sand, wind and grazing sheep have intertwined over countless centuries, an inspirational golf and holiday destination has been born. Here, in this raw and beautifully rugged landscape, youll find The Village at Machrihanish Dunes a magical place where you can reconnect with nature while reveling in accommodations that surround you with luxury.

The Village at Machrihanish Dunes - consists of the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club (Top 100 Course in U.K. & Ireland - Golf World), The Ugadale Hotel, The Ugadale Golf Cottages (Golf Tourism Scotland's Small Hotel of the Year, The Royal Hotel, The Kintyre Club, Serenity Spa, The Old Clubhouse Pub and more.

As a guest, you are encouraged to indulge in everything that makes a visit to The Village at Machrihanish Dunes an unforgettable experience. Pamper yourself at our Serenity Spa located within the historic Ugadale Hotel. Explore all beautiful Kintyre has to offer with its breathtaking scenery along its unspoiled beaches, mountains ocean harbours. Take in the local history. Visit the oldest working family owned whisky distillery. Or just kick back and relax.

Golf Courses

Machrihanish Dunes
18 holes
Par 72
Designed by David McLay
The 7,175 yard, 18-hole links course flows effortlessly to, from and along the sea. The course features no less than six greens and five tees at the oceans edge. Highly trained course guides and caddies will be your accomplices as you make your way through your round. You would do well to heed the advice they offer! Machrihanish Dunes encourages thought, creativity and imagination. For the golfer who accepts the invitation, the reward is a truly unforgettable experience.


- The Ugadale Hote

Once regarded as the pinnacle of luxury accommodation in the west of Scotland, The Ugadale Hotel has been restored to its former glory and now serves as the centerpiece of The Village at Machrihanish Dunes. In its heyday, The Ugadale Hotel regularly welcomed captains of industry and their families, who descended on Machrihanish for summer holidays with their steamer trunks and visions of relaxing times on the beach and golf links. Today, twenty-two stunning guest rooms and suites are finished to the highest standard and pamper guests in an atmosphere of casual elegance combined with modern amenities, historic charm and unmatched natural beauty.

- The Udagle Cottages

You wont find a better place to relax, unwind and enjoy all that the resort and surrounding area have to offer than The Ugadale Cottages. Set against the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and within sight of the world-famous opening hole at Machrihanish Golf Club, the award-winning Ugadale Cottages are an idyllic sanctuary for those who choose to celebrate life to its fullest. In 2010, The Ugadale Cottages received Golf Tourism Scotland's Gold Standard Award for the Hotel of the Year in the Small Hotel category.

Surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and tranquility, each fully furnished, two-bedroom golf cottage is elegantly finished inside and out with natural stone, hardwoods and wonderful touches that epitomize the coastal Scottish cottage at every turn. These roomy, self-catering cottages have been thoughtfully and luxuriously configured to perfectly accommodate visiting golfers.

- The Royal Hotel

A mere eight kilometers from Machrihanish in the heart of Campbeltown, The Royal Hotel makes the most of its premier location overlooking Campbeltown Harbour. Guests at The Royal Hotel in Campbeltown enjoy unforgettable views of the harbour area, with its stone piers and scenic walkways. Within the hotel, youll find all the contemporary conveniences and amenities youd expect in a modern luxury accommodation, set in surroundings steeped in old-world elegance. In addition to its 23 sumptuously appointed guest rooms, The Royal is also home to The Black Sheep Pub and the elegant Harbourview Grille, which is sure to become recognised as one of the finest dining establishments in all of Kintyre. Shuttle service is available for guests who wish to stay in town but fancy a visit to The Ugadale Hotel and Cottages, Kintyre Club Restaurant, Serenity Spa, The Old Clubhouse Pub or the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club.

Food and Drink

The Ugadale Hotel in Machrihanish and The Royal in Campbeltown both offer dining options ranging from intimate to opulent. Looking for an elegant fine-dining experience? The Kintyre Club offers an intimate private-dining option, while The Harbourview Grille at The Royal Hotel offers delicious fare with views of the harbour. Looking for something more lively and casual? Kick back at the Black Sheep Pub at The Royal Hotel or the historic Old Clubhouse Pub, located adjacent to The Ugadale Hotel and Cottages. Maybe just a nibble between putts? Hit up the Golf House for a light lunch. Or, simply enjoy a quiet night in with the Hotels room service menus. Each of our restaurants uses only the freshest local ingredients in our menu items whenever possible. Locally sourced ingredients ensure we are serving the freshest and best tasting food possible.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club features a full driving range with all-season teeing ground and aiming targets from 100 to 250 yards out with a large practice putting green contoured to mimic the challenging putting surfaces you will encounter on the golf course.


Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD10244
Email Resort

Tel: 01586810000

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.



The Village At Machrihanish Dunes &
The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages
PA28 6PT

Getting there

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Resort facilities

  • Beach

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Site by Ocean