A perfect coastal retreat for golfers, walkers and tourists alike
Dunlossit House was completed in 1902 by the renowned Scottish based Architect Henry E. Clifford in his signature arts and crafts style. It overlooks the world famous Machrihanish golf course. It is a perfectly located retreat for golfers walkers, cyclists and outdoor lovers with off road and on road cycling, coastal walks and surfing with Machrihanish and Westport beach as one of the top 5 surfing spots in Britain.
Machrihanish Golf Course
Machrihanish's 18 hole Championship Course is one of the originals and a must experience classic dunes course designed by Tom Morris in 1879. It is home to what is reputed to be the best first hole in golf with the tee shot taking the brave over the Atlantic and beach. The course is experienced against the back drop of the expanse of the Atlantic and the Inner Hebrides. Wheeling round the course and providing a chorus are the course mascot oyster catchers.
(Machrihanish Golf Club House was destroyed by fire in December 2018. The new clubhouse is scheduled to be completed December 2020. There are currently temporary locker facilities and club services available and the course itself is functioning as normal).
Machrihanish Dunes Golf Course
Bordering the Atlantic Ocean is Machrihanish's new 18 hole award-winning Machrihanish Dunes. Following the traditions of a classic links course golf, architect David McLay Kidd has designed and executed a perfect complimentary and additional course to Machrihanish's original. The course works its way through the coastal dunes delighting the golfer with challenging play amidst natural beauty and outstanding views across Islay, Jura Gigha and South to Rathlan Island.
Campbeltown was once known as the Whisky capital of the world until prohibition and the mid war recession caused the closure of all but a few of its working stills. There are now two Distilleries; Springbank and Glenscotia both fully operational producing award winning and world class whisky. Regular tours and tastings take place and all are welcome.