My fiance and I snapped up a two night offer to stay at the Ugadale and play Machrihanish Dunes. At £75 per night pp B & B, including 18 holes and ferry tickets if you wanted them, we took the chance to drive down and play a course we have been wanting to for ages.
The hotel itself is lovely. Very well decorated in a old style but with modern materials and overall a nice couple of nights. The golf was excellent and it stayed dry for us. The lady at the clubhouse was very welcoming and helpful. Just be aware, there are two courses here so make sure you are at the right one.
The only downside of the trip for us, was the fact that the main restaurant in the hotel - the Kintyre Club - was closed, leaving the only option of the Old Clubhouse next door for pub grub. We arrived for a Mon and Tues night. We were told it was closed on the Monday so no problem, we tried to book it for the Tues night only to be told the following day that it was actually closed until Thursday. Its a shame because there aren't any further choices if you don't want to drive and whilst the pub grub was ok, we were really looking forward to a wee treat.
As great seafood lovers, we thought that we might be able to get some fab shellfish down here but unfortunately not, the menu was pretty much your standard. Nice quality but standard all the same. Think the estate should really make the most of its enviable position and the nearby delicious food that can be sourced.
Nevermind. All in all, we did enjoy ourselves and played well. Just meant that the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Tarbert seafood restaurants got our custom on our travels rather than the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Village at Machrihanish Dunes, consisting of Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages and The Old Clubhouse Pub, coupled with The Royal Hotel in nearby Campbeltown, offers you a golf destination rivaling the finest in the world. ... more less
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