Review for Machrihanish Dunes

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First off, this is by no means a course for everyone. Some will be frustrated by the severity of the slopes and call it gimmicky, but that is definitely part of the course's defences. It's incredibly photogenic as a course, particularly if you play in the early morning light (for my second round, the Pro Shop let me go out at 6.30am and it was just stunning). The conditioning is much better than most courses and I loved the natural feel and setting, but a course planner is a must - even with it, I struggled with some of the lines off the tee. Particular favourites were the front nine's back-to-back par threes as well as the tricky 8 and 9. I preferred the front to the back and didn't much care for the tenth hole, but as an experience, it's worth the 5*.

Date: July 30, 2017

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