The New Center of the Links Golf World

Machrihanish Dunes sits at the very heart of the links golf world.

It wasn’t that long ago that Machrihanish was considered the end of road – if not the end of the world.  People made the trek to the town for the golf or the beaches, but it wasn’t a quick journey and when you were done enjoying the area you pretty much had to turn around and go home.

Not anymore.  Thanks to The Kintyre Express, a fast RIB that can whisk 12 passengers at a time from nearby Campbetown over to Ayrshire or Northern Ireland faster than you can play nine holes, Machrihanish is now at the heart of some of the best links golf on the planet.

So now you can fly into Glasgow and do a loop that easily includes the robust pairing of Machrihanish GC and Machrihanish Dunes plus Ayrshire courses like:

-Turnberry’s Ailsa and Kintyre courses


-Royal Troon

-Dundonald Links

-Western Gailes

-Glasgow Gailes

-Prestwick St. Nicholas

My Golf Road Warriors comrades and I will be taking this route to get from Machrihanish over to Turnberry on the 4th day of our journey, and I’m looking forward to the exhilaration of traveling over the sea.

Going the other direction, you can fly into Dublin or Belfast, play the great courses of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and then hop over to Machrihanish.  Some of the courses that could on that itinerary include:

-Royal Portrush


-Royal County Down



Whichever route you take, you’ll be able to have a go at some great championship courses and add to your trip the gems of the Kintyre peninsula in beautiful Machrihanish.  Anyone who’s ever done such a trip will undoubtedly tell you what a good idea that is.

One Response to “The New Center of the Links Golf World”

  1. Aalexiss

    Michele Nebel – John, Thank you so much for capturing the most secipal day of our lives on film. You were so much fun to be around and your talent is awe-inspiring. We will be forever grateful for the beautiful pictures and we hope to have occasion to work with you in the future. Love, Michele and Mike Nebel


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