Machrie Hotel & Golf LinksMachrie Hotel and Golf Links

Machrie Hotel and Golf Links
Port Ellen
Isle of Islay
PA42 7AN

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1496 302310
Fax: +44 (0) 1496 302404

The Machrie Golf Links, originally laid out in 1891 by pioneering designer Willie Campbell, is now getting a wider name for itself as one of the world's top links courses. Machrie, also the home of the Islay Golf Club, is located on the tiny Isle of Islay, 15 miles off Scotland's west coast.

Apart from a few changes made in the 1980s by Donald Steel, this challenging golf course has changed little in more than 100 years and has a fascinating history. The Machrie's main claim to fame is its own Open Championship of 1901, which included the Great Triumvirate of Harry Vardon, John Henry Taylor and James Braid.

At 6,250 yards, Machrie's length is modest by today's standards, but that doesn't detract from the challenge it musters. There are blind holes everywhere, a killer wind and the ever-present sand dunes.

A less demanding six-hole golf course is also available.

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A view of a green at Machrie Hotel and Golf LinksA view of a hole at Machrie Hotel and Golf LinksMachrie Hotel and Golf Links

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald Steel, Willie Campbell
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1891
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Unrestricted
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
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  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £40 - £95
  • Weekends: £40 - £95

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
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  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
White 71 6303 yd. 0 0
Red (W) 69 5206 yd. 0 0

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