In the rankings

Where we place in influential top 100 lists

We are proud to see our course becoming re-established in several notable course ranking lists.

In National Club Golfer’s GB&I’s Top 100 Courses 2020, The Machrie was ranked as the 47th best course in the British Isles.

“Several members of our panel have enthusiastically returned to The Machrie since the renovation and they have all been hugely impressed,” said Dan Murphy, editor of National Club Golfer’s list, which was published at the end of 2019. 

“They spoke of the subtlety of DJ Russell’s work and of course it’s hard not be blown away by the whole island experience and near-constant sea views,” he said.

In the NCG Top 100s Scotland list, The Machrie is placed at No 29, and it is No 19 in their GB&I Fun Courses ranking.

The Golf World editors said: “The breeze that will forever buffet this linksland means it will always test. Crucially, though, for higher handicappers on inclement days, it will remain playable. Around the green, it is all about options. You only find short grass covering the mounds, swales, ridges and gullies, with Russell eager to encourage creative thinking and traditional links fun.” 

The Machrie is currently at No 57 in their UK and Ireland Top 100.

Meanwhile, The Machrie is ranked at No 61 by in their Britain and Ireland ranking and at No 21 in their Scotland list. 

Golf Monthly ranked The Machrie at No 91 in their Top 100 Courses UK & Ireland 2019-20.


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