Whether you’re just looking to explore this stunning island: home to some of the world’s finest whiskies, birdlife, seafood and dramatic coastal seascapes. Alternatively you’re taking on the challenge of our championship links golf course; The Machrie Hotel will be the perfect place to start your stay. An 18th century converted farmhouse. The Machrie sits on seven miles of pristine beach, which guests can access via a private footpath.
The Machrie Hotel boasts 47 stylish rooms, suites and lodges. Each room has been tastefully decorated, many with fabulous views over the fairway towards the ocean. Dining options include our restaurant and bar, 18, located on the first floor of the hotel with outdoor terrace offering panoramic views of the ocean and golf course. Additionally a private dining room will appeal to those looking for a more intimate dining experience. Facilities include a 30-seat cinema; function room ideal for board meetings and private dinners; our boutique health and wellness facilities – PureGray Spa & Gym – offering a range of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures; our sauna and 24 hour gym.
The hotel’s Courtyard lounge opens out to the central Courtyard serving afternoon tea and evening drinks around the open fire in the winter months. This space is perfect for larger events, catering for up to 110 guests, under our custom-built marque. The Machrie Hotel continues the property’s legacy as one of the Island’s venues to meet and create memorable events. Our spaces are multi-functional, all beautifully designed and decorated and range from an intimate lounge to our purpose build screening room.
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The Machrie Hotel Events & Activities
The Machrie Hotel Events & Activities. You can expect the highest quality food and service from our dedicated staff, they will assist you in planning your event and help to make the occasion special. Conveniently located alongside 7 miles of pristine beach which lends itself to some very interesting (and fun) point-to-point team building exercises. Also your guests can enjoy picnics, long walks, beach games and private fitness sessions, all accessed by the hotels private footpath. Eight of some of the best known whisky distilleries in the world offer guided and expert tours. We can create a bespoke tasting on the Terrace overlooking the 18th green where you can sample some of Scotland’s best malts.
Islay Sea Adventure’s wildlife trips can offer the chance to see some rare sights. In particular, you’ll get to see seals; maybe an otter; a basking shark; or perhaps the rare white-tailed sea eagles. Set in the dunes of Islay, Queen of the Hebrides, The Machrie Links course is one of the most beautiful locations in world golf. Originally designed in 1891 by Willie Campbell; the course has now been fully modernised by D J Russell, the former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player.
There is a reason why the Scots invented golf on links land; Machrie land, and the links turf on which the course sits is among the finest in Scotland. The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay and the sand dunes has few equals; and with the ever changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout it’s time you played the Machrie!