Aspire Magazine Issue 2 - Page 85

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Scenic downtown Campbeltown; locals toast the Old Clubhouse Pub.; the applauded David McLay Kidd-designed golf course; the historic Ugadale Hotel’s cottages and Old Clubhouse Pub. Club, located in The Ugadale Hotel. It serves locally sourced food and exquisite wines in a refined setting oozing with history and grandeur. Tucked into The Royal Hotel is the Harbourview Grille, offering specialties from the sea and land. Be sure to sample selections from the “whisky capital of the world” next door in the Black Sheep Pub. Take a tee break for a sandwich at The Golf House. PLAY GOLF Modernity meets tradition at the David McLay Kidd-designed links course—the first to be built on the west coast of Scotland in more than 100 years and named a Top-100 Golf Course in Britain and Ireland by Golfweek Magazine. Machrihanish Dunes is the only course ever created on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The natural dunescape is majestic, and the course hugs the adjacent world-top-100 Machrihanish Golf Club. The natural environment isn’t just pretty, it’s also an ideal hunting ground for sportsmen. Large- and small-game shooting and fishing opportunities abound, along with sport clay shooting. HUNTING AND FISHING Campbeltown was once the site of 34 distilleries—the largest whisky-producing town in the world in the early 1900s. Today, three remain, including Springbank, Scotland’s oldest family-run distillery located just steps from The Royal Hotel. SIP Kintyre is a natural playground. Children can let loose in the water-centric Aqualibrium before enjoying outdoor adventures on the beach, including horseback rides, or they can view wildlife at the Machrihanish Seabird Observatory. KIDS ///////////////////// / / DID YOU KNOW At the end of the scenic coastal walk from the Shipyard at Trench Point sits Kilshousland Chapel, a 12th-Ccentury structure dedicated to St. Constantine. Don’t be surprised to see surfers offshore, as just steps from the Ugadale Hotel is some of the best surfing in the United Kingdom. The intimate nature of Machrihanish Dunes makes it perfect for special occasions. Inquire about reserving now for an anniversary or birthday retreat for the whole family. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON MACHRIHANISH DUNES, MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, AND REAL ESTATE, VISIT MACHRIHANISHDUNES.COM. ASPIRE | ISSUE TWO 83