machrihanishdunesArgyll, Scotland, January 22, 2016  —  The 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 14 – 17 is one of the not-to-be-missed golf events of the season, and Machrihanish Dunes has luxurious VIP packages that allow guests to stay just 20 minutes from the action yet miles away from the crowds.

Play our great seaside links, and enjoy a luxurious holiday far from the maddening crowds while enjoying our on-site amenities including spa, fitness and restaurants close at hand.  With the Machrihanish Dunes’ Ultimate Open Championship Experience, you can take a chartered helicopter from the GB&I Top-100 course and four-star luxury of the resort to The Open Championship at Troon.

Machrihanish Dunes is offering this package so that the true golf lover can enjoy The Open in style while enjoying a luxury golf retreat at the same time.

The Ultimate Open Championship Experience package is £4,920 per person and is limited in quantity.  It includes*:
•    Meet & greet at Glasgow airport and ground transportation to Machrihanish Dunes
•    Four nights in four-star accommodations
•    Transport to/from helipads
•    VIP Helicopter transport to/from Machrihanish Dunes to The Open (up to 4 people), on July 15 and July 17
•    Access to the Champions Club at The Open on Friday and Sunday (options for all four days are available)
•    Daily full Scottish breakfast
•    Golf at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club
•    24-hour concierge service during your trip
*Based on availability, and based on double occupancy and full foursome traveling in a Eurocopter Twin Squirrel.  Package as above is priced at £4,920.  Other options may increase or decrease the cost of the package.

The Campbeltown Airport is only 10 minutes from Machrihanish Dunes and is accustomed to private charters and planes.  Flybe also offers daily service from Glasgow to Campbeltown.

Mach Dunes offers other custom Open Championship packages that let guests combine stay and play packages at Mach Dunes with CalMac ferry service to the Open.  These can include:
•    Royal Hotel Suite or Room in Campbeltown, a suite or room at The Ugadale Hotel, or a two-bedroom
Ugadale Cottage
•    CalMac Ferry Service to/from Ardrossan
•    Transfers to/from Troon
•    Daily tickets to the Open – Standard Admission, Champions Club VIP Admission, or Top-level hospitality venue Club 1860
•    Springbank Distillery Tour

For more information on the Ultimate Open Championship Experience being offered by Machrihanish Dunes or to book reservations, please visit or call Outside UK: +44 1586 810000 or within UK at 0800 151 3701 or email
Media Contact:  Cindy Lawrence @ +1 617-630-4906 or

About The Village at Machrihanish Dunes
The Village at Machrihanish Dunes, voted “Scotland’s Best Resort Experience”, “Best Hotel” and Best Catering” by Golf Tourism Scotland, is a world-class seaside resort featuring a U.K. Top-100 links golf course, four-star accommodations, casual and fine dining options, a boutique spa, plus a host of other resort amenities, all located in one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions.  The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages in Machrihanish offer 22 rooms and suites plus 8 luxurious two-bedroom cottages. The Royal Hotel, with 23 rooms all overlooking Campbeltown Harbour, is located in downtown Campbeltown, a mere 5 miles away.  The resort is ideally suited for golfers; non-golf visitors; golf group visits; family reunions; corporate meetings, events, and retreats; weddings and other social functions; and more.  The course, the first 18-hole course in the U.K. to earn certification from the Golf Environmental Organization, is consistently ranked as one of the most ecologically-friendly courses in the world.  Designed by David McLay-Kidd, it opened in 2009 on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the first course ever to be built on such a site and also the first to be built on the west coast of Scotland in over 100 years.  For more information on The Village at Machrihanish Dunes or to book reservations, visit

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