Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club Review


January 10th, 2010 19:48

Reviewer

First Name Robert
Last Name Brown
Handicap 17

Course Review and Comments

Played mid October as part of the package offered on their website - 2 nights in the fantastic cattages with breakfast plus unlimited golf for £75pp.
Course is spectacular visually. Fairways are getting much better going by earlier reviews - you have to remember that these are NOT man made fairways. The greens are a real test with their natural shapes - grass is still a little long but this was down to them being still very young. Yes there are long walks between green and tee but this doesn't lessen your enjoyment.
We played with a fair wind and a little drizzle for a few holes - the wind and contours really make you play a lot of different shots which is a lot of fun. The 8th and 9th are two of the toughest holes I have ever played.
Overall a fantastic course, but I may be slightly blinkered as I shot my best round ever - scratch 80 off the yellow tees( a local, who plays off 6, said even he struggles of any the longer tees)- so not bad for a 17 handicapper!! can you beat that? :)

Ratings

Date course was played Monday 19th of October 2009
Price paid for golf 0
Price comments played as part of package - 2 nights in the superb cottages with breakfast and unlimited golf for £75
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments not too much thought needed - must have been pretty easy to visualise several variations of holes due to the superb natural shapes in and around the dunes.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments greens still new so grass has been left a little long so you just needed to remember and give your putts a bit more
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments excellent service - Billy the driver of the shuttle bus was a star - waiting in the dark for us finishing on the first day!!
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments the mini clubhouse that is there at the moment is fine but will struggle when there are a lot of players on the course. I'm sure the new clubhouse will be great.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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