The Machrie

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Argyll, Arran & Islay, Scotland
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Breath-taking, jaw-dropping, spine-tingling… throw all these descriptions at The Machrie and you still won’t have said enough. This is one of Scotland’s most iconic courses, with roots dating back to 1891 and boasting views that complement its fabulous Hebridean location. It seems many of the best Scottish venues are must-plays, and this is undoubtedly one of them.

The Machrie offers a stern test for even the best golfers, especially off the back tees, but it’s also a track that’s fair for everyone. Considered shot selection is imperative here, if you are to build a decent score. And when you get to the contoured greens, don’t assume you’ll only ever two-putt at worst. The test isn’t over until that ball finally drops in the hole!

And although you’ll want to concentrate on your round when you play this sumptuous links course, make sure you find the time to look up and notice the panoramic vistas along the way. As well as the ocean, you can also see the peaks of Beinn Bheigeir and the Paps of Jura. Bringing 14 clubs AND a camera with you when you visit is surely the best option.

Golfing getaways surely don’t come more iconic than the ones that bring you here. There are a number of accommodation options to choose from nearby, including the hotel that’s on-site at The Machrie. There’s also a range of B&Bs, farm cottages and more to tempt you. And if you fancy being a tourist for the day, why not visit a distillery or two while you’re in the area?

The experts at Platinum Golf can help you find the best tee times on the best courses, we can sort out everything from accommodation to transport and we can even provide you with sightseeing arrangements. To turn that golfing dream into a reality, simply call 07711282442 today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Platinum Golf Scotland Testimonials

Cannot think of an aspect of our trip that could have been better. The itinerary you created was first rate, and your execution through Alan and James, was flawless. Yours and Stuart’s attention to detail than follow through, were indeed worthy of your “platinum” name. Truly a trip of a lifetime. I would serve as a reference anytime. Thank you so much again.

Best, John. J

I echo everything John said. It was a tremendous, unforgettable trip. Everything was top-notch — accommodations, food, weather, caddies, and all the beautiful courses. I miss my Scottish breakfast! A special tip of my new Scottish tweed hat to all our drivers, especially Alan. He took really good care of us, showed us some interesting local things “off itinerary” and was just a joy to travel with.

Thanks again for all work you did getting me a buggy at each course. It made it all possible for me.

Rex M

Dear Lynda, Sending a short note of thanks for all of the support organizing the trip last week. I can say with confidence this was the best golf trip I’ve ever taken! The itinerary, schedule, accommodations, restaurants and on and on were all great. Special thanks to both you and Stuart for helping to make my 50 year celebration a memorable one. I hope to be able to book another trip again in the future.
All the best,

Brian D

Dear Stuart and Lynda,

I wanted to thank you for a fabulous trip to Scotland last week. You put together the perfect golf and stay package and everything went flawlessly (including really nice weather). We also enjoyed having James as our driver. He was the best! Erick, Jim, Brian and I all had a great time.

This was the definition of a “bucket list” trip and the experience did not disappoint. The only downside is, after nearly a year of anticipation, it is hard to believe the trip is already over and we are back home.

Thank you again. I would definitely love to use you again for future travel and will be very comfortable recommending you to friends and family.

Brian L

Thanks Linda,
Great to meet you both as well.
It was a great time
We will be in touch for sure.


Marc and I would like to thank you for the beautiful journey you prepared. Everything was well organized, timing, convenience, réservations, etc. All the people we met were so kind to us that we felt just like home. Golf in Scotland is the best place and this east coast is just gorgeous we leave the country with the ambition and hope to be back.

Michel & Marc

It was so nice to meet you and Stuart in person as well.  Clearly you take great interest in your clients’ satisfaction, and it shows.  As we may have mentioned, we had never been to Scotland or the UK and this trip exceeded all of our expectations.  And as lovers of golf, the experience was utterly unforgettable.  Thank you again for the lovely gifts you shared with us upon arrival.

We loved our trip.  If we booked it again tomorrow (we wish we could!) we wouldn’t change a thing except maybe substitute a different hotel for Loch Green.  Thank you for making our “bucket list” trip so special. 

Russell & Kelly

Thanks again for a fantastic trip !

We look forward to the next one !

We have had a great time in London too although it’s been a bit overwhelming! What a city!


Thank you for this wonderful experience and for helping to make this trip a dream come true for all of us. We can’t wait to come back to Scotland!


Our heartfelt thanks to you and Stuart for the holiday of our dreams and especially for Johannes. It was beyond his expectations (and mine) and we had such a beautiful time together. The true test of Johannes’ love for Scotland was his purchase of an entire kilt outfit with all the bits and bobs, I nearly fainted –I am truly living in Outlander. I almost fell over, we expect our kilts in December or January, and photos will be sent, I promise

I cannot express enough how grateful I am to you both, every detail and every moment was fabulous! We are eating shortbread with proper marmalade and relish our memories.

Michele & Johannes

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