Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club Review


October 03rd, 2011 17:45

Reviewer

First Name Peter
Last Name Drake
Handicap 12

Course Review and Comments

I would enthusiastically recommend this experience to anyone who is hardy, loves golf and is a purist of the game. I love everything about it, as did my wife and our two friends. I can't understand the complaints about the distance between holes. It only gives a golfer the opportunity to soak in the ambiance of the countryside. I played it three times during my stay and can't wait to return to play it again. Having played a number of the big name Scottish courses, I found the low-key and less formal environment of the Dunes refreshing. On top of this, our lodging unit at Machrihanish Dunes was very comfortable, and the staff was professional and friendly.

Ratings

Date course was played Thursday 29th of September 2011
Price paid for golf 69
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments There is a great diversity of holes. The course is difficult, but fair. The separation between holes created a sense of privacy. The natural setting and the way that the course is built into the terrain is truly captivating.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments Given its age, the course is in excellent shape. One green was damaged and therefore heavily sanded, but the others rolled very well. The greens are slow at present, but they should be outstanding in time.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments The staff could not be friendlier and more accommodating. Their was a vibrant spirit and the sense that everyone is in it to accommodate the visitor. I found the tenor refreshing.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments It is small, isn't glitzy, but has everything that you would want. The range an practice putting greens are not large, but they are well maintained, thoughtfully designed and really work well.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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