The Ugadale Cottages

Ayrshire & Glasgow, Scotland

Golf course overview

A Top 100 Golf Course in the world, Machrihanish Dunes is the only course ever created on a site of Special Scientific Interest. The course is as natural as they come, with only the greens and tees being shaped by human hands.


Located on the Kintyre peninsula, 55 minutes by boat from Troon; alternatively drive the long and winding A83 – a three hour drive from Glasgow.


The Ugadale Golf Cottages provide golfers with an idealistic golf destination. Eight masterfully-designed, two-bedroom cottages overlook the mighty Atlantic Ocean and famous 1st tee at Machrihanish Golf Club. The Ugadale Golf Cottages are the perfect haven after a tough round on the course. Each designed with tradition in mind, the classic décor and comfortable furnishings makes this a luxury getaway.

The natural stone exterior makes each of the 8 cottages blend into the surroundings and is a real treat for all guests who stay. The carefully thought out floor plan and furnishings allows for plenty of space and comfort; with the golf course a short walk away you have everything you could need for a golf break in Scotland.

The Ugadale Cottages received Golf Tourism Scotland’s 2010 Golf Standard Award for ‘Hotel of the Year’ in the small hotel category.

Things to do

Kintyre is a beautiful part of the west coast of Scotland, offering peace and quiet with plenty to visit. The Kintyre Way walk is a stunning network of paths that is a staggering 86 miles long, allowing you to experience the area’s natural surroundings and take in the fresh air. There are plenty of places of interest to see along the way, including Saddell Abbey, Skipness Castle and the Mull of Kingtyre. There is also plenty of wildlife, particularly rare birds; Machrihanish is home to a Seabird and Wildlife Observatory for a fun day out. The abdundance of beaches are a great addition, perfect if you want to spend a day in the sun, fly a kite or take a stroll in the sand. There are plenty of historical monuments dotted around Kintyre if you fancy some tradition and history, some dating back to the 13th century.

Machrihanish Dunes Golf Course

Ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world, this David McLay course is a definite must play. What makes this course so truly special is that it is not really a man-made course but born of the land. Of the 259 surrounding acres, only seven were disturbed in the creation of the Machrihanish Dunes Golf course. The course is a 7175 yard, 18-hole beautiful experience with no less than six greens at the Atlantic's edge - making this a beautiful picturesque course to play.

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The Ugadale Cottages Machrinhanish Argyll Scotland PA28 6PT
Our experts say...

Arguably the most natural links golf course in the world, Machrihanish Dunes will provide you with an unforgettable experience.