The Ultimate West Coast Golf Experience
The Machrie x Dundonald Links
The Machrie has partnered with Dundonald Links, ranked at #29 in the Top 100 Resorts in GB & Ireland, to bring golfers an epic 6-night Scottish West Coast Golf experience and the chance to tee off on four world-class courses.
Aimed at the most discerning travellers and players, this unique golfing experience includes seven rounds across a selection of Scotland’s best west coast courses, private jet travel and luxurious dining and whisky experiences.
The itinerary starts with three nights at modern masterpiece Dundonald Links where guests can stay in one of their luxury golf lodges or hotel suites and enjoy two rounds on its spectacular course. Found in the very heart of Ayrshire’s golf coast, Dundonald Links opened in 2021 and effortlessly combines heritage and tradition with contemporary surroundings. The par 72 course was thoughtfully designed by Kyle Phillips and offers sweeping views across the Firth of Clyde and, from the Clubhouse, views of the neighbouring Isle of Arran. To satisfy even the greatest golf enthusiasts, rounds at both Prestwick Golf Course (birthplace of The Open) and Western Gailes, dating back to 1897, are also included within the package. Both clubs are only a short drive from the hotel.
Meanwhile, dining highlights include a three course dinner at Dundonald’s The Canny Cow restaurant, where fine dining options as well as hearty post play favourites are on offer, a special BBQ evening and – for whisky enthusiasts – dinner and tastings in the hotel’s Whisky Room are included.
Following a few days in Ayrshire, the journey to The Machrie starts in style with a Jetlogic private jet transfer from Prestwick to Islay. With over 130 miles of coastline, Islay, known as ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, boasts dramatic cliff faces, turquoise bays and numerous immaculate beaches. Upon landing, guests are whisked to The Machrie to check into one of the sophisticated and stylish suites or lodges.
Golf has been played at The Machrie since 1891. Since then, the award-winning, 18-hole course has been fully modernised by course architect DJ Russell and combines the very best of a traditional historic links course with a modern layout and green complexes. Three rounds of golf are included within the package, as well as use of the 6-hole par 3 Wee Course for those wishing to hone their skills further.
Following a day on the course, guests have the opportunity to sample The Machrie’s Essence of Islay tasting experience – a seasonal six course menu which centres exclusively around hyper-local ingredients sourced from small-scale supplies. Further culinary highlights include a three and four course dinner, with whisky pairings, at The Machrie’s impressive 18 Restaurant & Bar with views over the course and out to the Atlantic Ocean. A Lagavulin Whisky experience is also included in the package.
Away from the gastronomy experiences, guests can enjoy walks, and bike rides, along the pristine seven-mile beach in front of the hotel or embark on an interactive Tuk Tuk wildlife tour of the island, discovering the birds and wildlife made famous on David Attenborough’s recent BBC series, Wild Isles. Additionally, a visit to Islay is not complete without a tour of one of the nine whisky distilleries on the island – also included within the package.
Rates start from £6,135 per person, based on four golfers travelling.
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