Monday, 6 August 2012

Course Looking Good For Rotary Open

The Championship Course was a pleasure to play today, a leisurely 18 holes of unhurried golf with empty fairways before and behind meant I could concentrate on my game and get lost in the tranquility of the course with just the squall of an oystercatcher or two, the white tail of a wild rabbit hopping through the rough (luckily from a distance!), and a course that is improving in condition as the season goes on.

It's the Rotary Open this weekend, I had to go out and test the greens, the quality of the fairways, it's a completely different course than two months ago, it's fast reaching its peak with a great balance of sun and rain, I would recommend playing during the months of August and September. The fairways have plenty of carry, few divots, the greens are quick but measurable and readable.

Looking forward to heading out on Saturday, hope the weekend is dry, regardless it will be a pleasure to walk round one of Scotland's most historic golf courses and a true links experience.





Thursday, 24 May 2012

Machrihanish Basks In Scorching Sunshine


Today was a simply stunning day, the sea was calm with just a few gentle waves rolling in, the gentle warblings of the occasional bird and fly by from a butterfly or two. The blue skies and lots of smiling golfers were just two of the positives.

The course was open to interpretation today, given that the greenkeepers have only had just over a week since heavy rain and severe frosts and cold temperatures the course played remarkably well. The fairways were consistent with plenty of roll, the greens whilst not as lush as normal at peak season were well manicured and were quick making for a really enjoyable and challenging round, the carry of the fairways and  almost no wind at all meant for extra long drives which is always a bonus.

The weather at Machrihanish is set to stay this way for well into next week, why not check out the webcam on the website and then contact Ken to book your round while the weather is stunning, you'll have a fantastic game!

We've added a couple of photos to the Machrihanish Golf Club Facebook page which includes the stunning view from behind the 9th hole of Machrihanish Bay beach please take a look.



Friday, 19 August 2011

Blog Updated

As you can see we've spent some time updating the layout of our blog with some new photos, important links and of course the all important Machrihanish Golf Club logo.

You can find links to our website main pages at the bottom of the blog along with telephone numbers to make contact with the Club Secretary with your enquiries and the Professionals Shop where you can reserve tee times.

If you like what you see, why not resuest a tee time from the club by clicking the 'book a tee time' link on the right hand side, the pro shop will get back to you with any available times and confirm any booking with you.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

No Golf Shoes Allowed In The Clubhouse

All players should not wear spikes of any kind in the clubhouse, lounge or bar area at any time. Thank you for your understanding.