24 – Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish Dunes certainly lives up to its billing as the “quintessential Scottish seaside resort”. The classic links layout is supplemented by a raft of off-course pursuits in the aptly named Village, where you’ll find accommodation offerings, the Serenity spa, pubs, restaurants, activity centres and more. The Dunes course – designed by David McLay Kidd – flows over beautiful landscapes and grass-strewn dunes, and promotes creativity, shot making and imagination. This award-winning resort, situated in the south-west corner of the Mull of Kintyre, also sits on the doorstep of Machrihanish’s revered Old Course, and provides a great base for local exploration.

Rooms & suites
: 45 and 8 cottages Courses: 1
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