Monday, November 7, 2016

Ugadale Hotel at The Village at Machrihanish Dunes Named ‘Best Hotel’ at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards

Captures Top Pick For ‘21 to 50’ Rooms Category

(MACHRIHANISH, Scotland) – Southworth Development – the internationally-renowned developer and manager of residential resort communities – congratulates its Ugadale Hotel at the Village at Machrihanish Dunes for winning “Best Hotel” recognition at the 2016 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards.

This is the second-consecutive year it has won the Best Hotel (21 to 50 Rooms) category. In 2013, The Village at Machrianish Dunes won top honors for “Scotland’s Best Experience.”

“We are thrilled the Ugadale Hotel at The Village at Machrihanish Dunes has won this wonderful award for the second time running,” says David Southworth, President and CEO of Southworth Development. “The hotel is a historic landmark blessed with all the modern creature comforts one could want.”

Boasting a 4-star rating from the Scottish Tourism Board, the luxurious Ugadale Hotel features iconic elegance combined with contemporary amenities and historic charm. Located on Scotland’s Kintyre Peninsula, it boasts 22 guest rooms and suites with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Hebridean Islands of Islay and Jura.  For dining options, The Ugadale has The Kintryre Club, an elegant pub and dining experience full of history and grandeur. For those looking to further unwind, the full-service Serenity Spa offers guests tranquility and relaxation.

Amenities and charm aside, the exceptional guest services at the Ugadale are part of what makes the hotel so special.

“The staff at Machrihanish Dunes always goes out of its way to extend the warmest of welcomes to all our guests,” continues Southworth. “There are any number of first-rate hotels of this size catering to golfers in Scotland, so for The Ugadale to win this award—and to win it two years in a row—serves as testimony to the high regard in which it is held.”

The cornerstone of The Village at Machrihanish Dunes is the 18 hole, 7,175-yard Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club – a stunning Scottish-style links course set against the Atlantic Ocean, designed by world-renowned golf course architect David McLay Kidd. An environmentally-friendly course, Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club has won multiple accolades, including Golfweek’s 2016 “Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland” and Golf World’s 2015 “Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland”.

The Village at Machrihanish Dunes is a majestic destination to experience the striking beauty of Scotland, enjoy premier links-style golf, dine and relax. For more information, or book a stay, visit

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