Luxury Hotel and Golf on Islay
The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links
Opened in late Summer 2018 after a complete renovation and expansion, The Machrie Hotel features 47 beautifully designed rooms, suites and lodges, some with their own outdoor terraces and stunning views across the Links.
The hotel offers guests the perfect place to meet and relax including, 18, our impressive restaurant with panoramic views of the Links and PureGray, our spa.
The finest contemporary golf course redesign in the UK - a glorious rolling links
One of Scottish golf’s true prize jewels. Go there. You won’t be disappointed.
Golf at The Machrie
Our Links course was originally designed in 1891 by Willie Campbell, and has now been fully modernised by D J Russell, former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player.
The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay has few equals and the ever changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout make The Machrie’s Links one to play.
The scenery, the wildlife, the coastline, one of the finest Links courses in the world, coupled with the people, makes The Machrie the perfect spot from which to explore the Isles of Scotland’s west coast.
Winner - Best Costal Retreat
No. 16 for Scotland on The best golf courses in the World 2020
Top 100 Courses in the UK & Ireland – No.47
Top 100 Courses in Scotland – No. 18
As well as enjoying a round of golf, Islay is well known for the smoky malts distilled on the island. Make sure you find time during your stay to visit one or two of these distilleries and enjoy a wee dram to see for yourself the charactieristics of the famous Islay whisky.
Islay boasts 9 distilleries, so make sure you add a visit to at least one during your time on Islay!
The Machrie Hotel, Islay, is also close to The Oa Peninsula and Nature Reserve, and is well located for exploring the local crafts at Persabus Pottery, Islay Woollen Mill and Islay Quilters.