Hotels and resorts are always raising the bar when it comes to unique experience packages and incentives to entice travelers to visit their properties, and this one by The Village at Machrihanish Dunes is a dream-come-true for golfers out there. Prepare for four days of golf, food, and VIP treatment unlike anything else available in Scotland this summer. The Village at Machrihanish Dunes has teamed up with Executive Golf and Leisure to create two incredible Open Championship Packages that only a luxury golf tour operator and an award-winning resort of their caliber can provide. Luxurious accommodations, world-class golf, incredible dining and exclusive services away from the crowds, but just minutes from the excitement of The Open Championship – what more could you ask for?

The Village at Machrihanish Dunes

Luxurious stone cottages, two lovingly restored historic hotels, the world’s most natural golf course, five restaurants and pubs, and a rejuvenating full-service spa—together they make up one of Scotland’s most heralded luxury resort. Machrihanish Dunes has been recognized more than 35 times for its excellence since it opened in 2009, including the “Best Hotel” award and characteristically high course rankings the resort most recently received in 2015.

The Kintyre peninsula is not only one of Scotland’s most secluded outposts – it is also one of its best-kept secrets. Located on the west coast of Scotland, Kintyre contains a unique variety of unspoiled terrains and wildlife. Miles of gorgeous coastline surround beautiful rolling hills, wooded landscapes, and a number of lochs. Machrihanish, the site of The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages and the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, is located on the scenic southwest coast of Kintyre, and the bustling town of Campbeltown, site of the historic Royal Hotel, is found on the southeast coast – just a short drive away. Secluded but not remote, Kintyre is surprisingly easy to travel to by air, sea, or land.

The 145th Open at Royal Troon

Since 1860, The Open has been played at some of the world’s most cherished links courses, and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf, and the Claret Jug (first presented in 1873) is one of the most iconic trophies in the sport. Founded in 1878, Royal Troon is renowned as one of the greatest links courses and will host the 145th Open in 2016.

Designed in the traditional out-and-back manner of the Old Course at St Andrews, Royal Troon will surely make for a thrilling tournament. A gentle opening few holes, and a relatively straightforward closing stretch are the bookends for a series of holes which weave up, round and through some of the most striking linksland to be found at any of the host venues. This character makes the strength and direction of the wind even more important than is usual on a links course: if the wind is against the players on the back nine, it’s as tough a finish as can be found anywhere.

The Ultimate Open Championship Experiences

With a number of special offers this summer, Machrihanish Dunes has you covered; including our favorite options surrounding The Open Championship this July 10-17, 2016…

The VIP Package Includes:

  • Two days of VIP Admission to The Champions Club at The Open
  • Four-night luxury stay in a four-star hotel or cottage
  • Daily helicopter transport between Mach Dunes and The Open
  • Two rounds at the GB&I Top-100 Mach Dunes Golf Club
  • Scottish breakfasts each morning
  • Ground transportation to and from the helipads
  • 24-hour concierge service during your trip

The Standard Package Includes:

  • General admission ticket to The Open Championship
  • Two-night luxury stay in the 4-star Royal Hotel or The Ugadale Hotel
  • Helicopter transport to your day at The Open Championship
  • One round of golf at the GB&I Top-100 Mach Dunes Golf Club
  • Scottish breakfasts each morning
  • Ground transportation to and from the helipads
  • 24-hour concierge service during your trip

Note: Packages are completely customizable with more affordable options, luxurious upgrades, various accommodation options, and itineraries for both small and large groups.

The Residences at Machrihanish Dunes

With so many visitors falling in love with the people, culture and everything about Machrihanish Dunes, you can now take advantage of owning a week’s Holiday for life for as low as $12,000. Imagine having your own luxurious holiday home by the sea—one that’s just steps from world-class links golf, fine dining, a boutique spa, and all the majesty of Kintyre.

A limited number of the idyllic Residences are being offered to the public on a freehold shared ownership basis. Unlike a timeshare, freehold shared ownership is an equity-based form of ownership, which gives you a valid, heritable title that is registered in the land register of Scotland. The title to your Residence is freehold and yours forever, which means that you can sell it, or pass it on to an heir, at any time you wish.

This private residence club allows you to you enjoy all the benefits of owning a luxurious two-bedroom cottage in one of Scotland’s most stunning destinations—for life—at a price that represents an exceedingly good value. There’s no better way to guarantee yourself, your family and your friends a lifetime of magical and memorable holidays.

Private and luxurious, the two-bedroom seaside Residences are located in a full-service resort repeatedly named one of Scotland’s best. Residences owners also enjoy a free membership at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club and discounted greens fees at neighboring Machrihanish Golf Club (designed by Old Tom Morris in 1876). Complementary membership privileges at other Southworth Development properties around the world, including The Bahamas’ Abaco Club, are also available.

For a limited time, “Discovery Visits” to experience the Residences are available for less than $300. They includes two nights in a cottage, unlimited golf at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, breakfasts and more. Contact Kevin Lewis at +44 (0)1586 810 011, or via email at for more information.

Photos Courtesy The Village at Machrihanish Dunes