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Machrihanish Dunes Celebrates New Kintyre Express

3.17am 14th February 2011 - Travel

Machrihanish Dunes celebrates the announcement recently made by Kintyre Express that it will launch a new passenger ferry service from Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsula to Ballycastle in Northern Island for 2011.

Beginning in May, golfers will have the option to easily extend their Ayrshire and Machrihanish golf vacations to include other world-renowned links golf courses, including Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Portstewart in Northern Ireland.

To celebrate the news and welcome our friends from Northern Ireland, Machrihanish Dunes is offering the first 25 golfers traveling from Ballycastle who reserve passage on the Kintyre Express and book a minimum of one night’s stay at the Ugadale Golf Cottages a complimentary round of golf on the heralded new links course at Machrihanish Dunes.

“This is certainly a win-win for everyone in Campbeltown and Machrihanish,” said Roland Henkel, General Manager at Machrihanish Dunes.  “We applaud the efforts by Kintyre Express to once again open the link between Campbeltown and Ballycastle.  Machrihanish Dunes will work to support this program by providing Kintyre Express customers first-class accommodations, food, service and unforgettable golf.”

Kintyre Express has been making speedy runs between Troon and Campbeltown for several years, connecting Machrihanish to Ayrshire and its celebrated courses at Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick.  It will continue to provide service on that route.  And now, with this new schedule of service to Ballycastle, golfers will be able to access even more of the U.K.’s top-ranked courses quickly, easily and enjoyably.

The commercial service will run four days a week from May 27th through September 26th, incorporating two return journeys each day on the 90-minute crossing. Additional journeys will be scheduled on demand. The service will utilize a custom-built Redbay Stormforce 36-foot RIB, an all-weather, fully cabined craft with a capacity of 12 passengers and a top speed of 37 knots.

Machrihanish Dunes www.machrihanishdunes.com

Kintyre Express www.kintyreexpress.com

       

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  • Chance Balkmeyer

    So if I understand this right, I can play in Ayrshire at Turnberry, Prestwick and Western Gailes, then hop the Kintyre Express over to Campbeltown, play Machrihanish Dunes and Machrihanish GC, and then take another boat over to Northern Ireland and play Royal Portrush, Portstewart, and Royal County Down — all in one easy trip. Where do I sign up???? This is very cool.

  • gary speight

    been on the long ( but picturesque) drive around the argyll peninsula from england to campbelltown ,but now this is welcome link between three fantastic golf areas,dramatically cutting down on travel time.

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