Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club Review


June 12th, 2009 05:34

Reviewer

First Name neal
Last Name james
Handicap 13

Course Review and Comments

This is how Scottish golf began and requires a whole range of skills to play especially if the wind blows. We were lucky to play on one of the hottest days of the year and in benign conditions but I would expect that on other days the course could make a grown man cry.
The blind holes are part and parcel of the appeal and are not too different from holes on courses such as Preswick. The neighbouring Machrihanish GC provides another challange and both are well worth including on any golf tour.

Ratings

Date course was played Tuesday 02nd of June 2009
Price paid for golf 0
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments To say that the course has been designed is slightly misleading as the course has been created within the existing hollows of the dunes which follows the sweep of Machrihannish Bay out and in. The front 9 being the more challanging. Yes there are distances between greens and tees which are less prepared than some courses but this is part of the whole experience. Suggest that you need to be reasonbly fit to mange this course.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments The course was still under soft opening rules so the greens were not at their best with 3 greens suffering from winter storm damage. The fairways could be improved with less daisies as this made finding the ball difficult - even when on the fairway.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments Would recommend the use of a spotter to walk with you and suggest lines on the blind holes.
Our spotter was particularly helpful and save a fortune in lost balls.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments On-site facilities had yet to open but externally the building looked promising.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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