Awards

The Award-Winning Village at Machrihanish Dunes

Since opening in 2009, The Village at Machrihanish Dunes has been fortunate to be recognised by a number of highly-respected national and international publications and organizations for the quality of our golf course, our exceptional accommodation, world-class service and commitment to sustainability and economic development in our community.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Golf World: 2014 “Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland” #68
  • Trip Advisor: 2014 Certificate of Excellence – The Royal Hotel
  • Trip Advisor: 2014 Certificate of Excellence – The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages
  • Lady Golfer: 2014 “Top 50 Play & Stay” in the U.K. #3
  • Bunkered: 2013 “Scotland’s Best Experience” #1
  • Golf Digest: 2014 “36 Top Buddy Trip Destinations” #1
    (Scotland – Machrihanish Dunes, St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Trump Int’l)
  • IAGTO: 2014 “Sustainability Golf Course of the Year” #2
  • Golf Tourism Scotland: 2013 “Resort Experience of the Year” #1
  • Golf Tourism Scotland: 2013 “GEO Excellence in Sustainability Award ” #1
  • National Club Golf: “Britain’s Best 100 Courses under £100
  • Scottish Tourism Board: Four Star Hotel Award – The Ugadale Hotel
  • Scottish Tourism Board: Four Star Hotel Award – The Royal Hotel
  • Golfweek: 2013 “Best Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland” #41
  • Trip Advisor: 2013 Certificate of Excellence – The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages
  • Golf World: 2012 “Top 100 Courses in Scotland” #25
  • Golf Inc.: 2012 “Global Development of the Year” #2
  • Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards: 2012 Enterprise Award #1
  • National Club Golfer: 2013 “Britain’s Top 100 Links Courses” #38
  • Golf World: 2012 “Top 100 Fun Courses of GB & Ireland” #39
  • ABTA Golf: 2012 “Top 3 Eco Courses in the World” #1
  • The Scottish Hotel Awards: 2012 “Golf Hotel of the Year” – The Ugadale Hotel
  • Golf World: 2012 “Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland” #78
  • Trip Advisor: 2012 Certificate of Excellence – The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages
  • Golfweek: 2012 “Best Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland” #39
  • Golfweek: 2011 “Best Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland” #29
  • Golf Tourism Scotland: 2010 “Hotel of the Year” (Small Hotel Category) – Ugadale Cottages
  • Golf Environmental Organization (GEO): First-ever GEO certified golf course in the U.K.
  • Golf World: 2010 “Top 100 Courses in Scotland” #26
  • Golf World: 2010 “Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland” #99
  • Golfweek: 2010 “Best Modern Courses in Great Britain & Ireland” #21
  • LINKS: “Top 20 new Scottish courses of the past 20 years
  • LINKS: 2009 “Best New Courses” #8
  • Golf Links: 2008 “Best New Courses
  • Golf World: 2008 “Future Classic Top 100