Machrihanish Dunes have tasked golfers with naming their picturesque par 3 sixth hole pictured below.
“Played from an elevated tee protected from behind by a pyramid-shaped dune, the hole spans a bank of deep rough, then dives down into a deep bowl of fairway grass before reappearing up a sharp incline that forms the front bank of a two-tiered green. The green itself is shaped to accept a well-played shot, but woe betide anybody who fails to factor in the impressive ball-gobbling capabilities of the back bunker! The walk-off area towards the 7th tee is famous for being awash with orchids and wildflowers during the summer months, the sight of which will no doubt soothe the frustration of those who have failed to negotiate the subtleties of this seemingly innocuous but cunningly constructed par 3.” (Machrihanish Dunes’ Course Superintendent Simon Freeman)
Image Credit: Machrihanish Dunes, Southworth Europe
As engaging golf competitions go this one is worth forgoing your beloved hotmail email address which will inevitably be enrolled onto the ‘spammy’ e-newsletter that will enter your inbox in the weeks to come. And before you ask my entry of Bodkin, (meaning – a small needle derived from Scots or Celtic origin) has already been submitted and encapsulates perfectly the action required to bypass the front bunkers onto the small green.
To enter visit www.machrihanishdunes.com/namethe6thhole/. Entries must be received by August 31st.