Machrihanish (in the old tongue: Machaire Shanais) – Located on the Kintyre Peninsula, Argyll, on the West Coast of Scotland.
Facing outwards to Ireland and the Atlantic, famous for it’s sunsets and Golf, amongst other things of course.
Machrihanish has a classic links golf course, the original Machrihanish Golf Club course, designed by Old Tom Morris and ranked highly among golfers far and wide. One survey alone lists it as the best opening hole in the world.
A new course has also been built nearby. The new Links course is called Machrihanish Dunes and has an award winning its environmentally-sympathetic design. Part of a multi-million pound development by an American company, which has renovated the old Ugadale Arms Hotel (formerly known as The Pans Hotel) as well as the Royal Hotel on the front in Campbeltown.
Machrihanish beach runs 5 miles north to Westport, providing some of the best surfing in Scotland. Basic accommodation is available for surfing groups in the Machrihanish village hall and Machrihanish Holiday Park provides excellent accodation in the form of static caravans, wooden wigwams and camping spaces.
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