Machrie Golf Links, situated in Hebridean island of Islay, with 16 rooms, 15 separate lodges owned by Mendougal, shops and restaurant, and a 71-par golf course, has been put up for sale by KPMG administrators Blair Nimmo and Tony Friar. The price has not yet been disclosed.
Receivership of the Islay-based golf course, which was designed by Willie Campbell in 1891, has cost the jobs of 15 employees. Three staff remain to assist the administrators and maintain the course.
Mr Nimmo said: “Both the hotel and golf course have excellent reputations and are regarded as destination venues for visitors to Islay.
“Despite this, Machrie Hotel and Golf Links has unfortunately, like many other companies in the tourism and hospitality sector, been impacted from tightening consumer spending and troubled economic conditions.
“Taking Islay’s prominence as a tourist hot spot into account with its high number of whisky distilleries and other attractions, we are optimistic a buyer will be found for this quite excellent facility.”
Machrie Golf Links is considered to be one of Britain’s best links courses.
Machrie Golf Links www.machrie.com