Machrihanish Golf Club

Machrihanish, Scotland

Hours from anywhere lies golf’s greatest opening hole (and much more!)


Some things come easy and others you have to work for. In the end, the things you have to work for are more rewarding. Machrihanish you have to work for. There simply is no fast or easy way to get there. But if you put in the effort, you’ll be rewarded. Rewarded with the best opening tee shot in golf. Rewarded with an untouched links course as pure as they come. It’s just what a golf course should be. For many of the few who make it out here, “Machrihanish” is a special word and a place they strike to return to.

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Course Layout

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What To Know

Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Machrihanish is open year around, weather permitting.  

April through July are the driest months (although only marginally so), while the warmest temperatures can be found June through September.  April through October is a fine time to play, with May-July being your best bet. 







Greens Fees


Greens Fees

January £35
February £35
March £55, £35 after 3pm
April £75, £45 after 4pm
May £75, £45 after 4pm
June £75, £45 after 4pm
July £75, £45 after 4pm
August £75, £45 after 4pm
September £75, £45 after 4pm
October £55, £35 after 3pm
November £35
December £35

Greens fees last verified November 2018. View them on

Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Machrihanish seven days a week.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are available. Request them when you book your tee time, or by calling 01586 810213.

Clubs are available to rent. Request them when you book your tee time, or by calling 01586 810213.

Pull carts are available.

Golf carts are £30 and there are only four available.

Practice Facilities
There are practice chipping and putting greens at Machrihanish but no driving range.
Other Things To Know

Course Website

Year built: 1876

Architects: Old Tom Morris, with later additions from Sir Guy Campbell & John Henry Taylor

Course guide: View it here.

Good to know: Machrihanish has advice on how best to get to the course here.