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Machynys is named after a monastery, built on the Machynys Peninsula by St Piro during the 6th century. Translated from the Welsh language ‘Machynys’ means ‘Monks Island’ a meditative Island retreat. Prior to the erection of the Sea defence wall Machynys was inundated with the incoming tide creating Monks Island on which the monastery sat.

Monk’s Island is a Nicklaus designed 7121 yard modern links golf course, Elemis Premier Spa, Gym and Health Club featuring first class food in Machynys Bar and Brasserie, complete with Golf Academy and Driving Range.

Since opening in 2005 Machynys has been privileged to have hosted an unprecedented 12 championships, including 2 R&A Open Championships and 4 Ryder Cup Wales LET Championships of Europe. The golf course has  been recognised as an Open qualifying venue.

Machynys offers a friendly, professional welcome to all visitors who are encouraged to utilise its 5-star facilities, including MONKS HEALTH CLUB & PREMIER SPA, MACHYNYS BAR & BRASSERIE with its wrap around sun-deck, or the 20 bay ACADEMY and DRIVING RANGE not forgetting of course Monk’s Island, a world class NICKLAUS CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE.

Come and see what Machynys can offer you.


Monk’s Island is the youngest course ever to be awarded an R&A championship, a testament to its quality. But, whilst Monk’s Island represents a true test for the lower handicapper it is still a thoroughly enjoyable course for the higher handicapper and a corporate and society treat.


Fredricks at Machynys overlooks the scenic Nicklaus golf course and Carmarthenshire Bay with the beautiful Gower coastline beyond. We welcome visitors whether it’s for a snack and a drink in the lounge or on its wrap around sundeck.


At Monks Spa we believe therapy is about the mind, body and soul. We dedicate our treatments to not only your physical, but your emotional revival. We offer over 90 different unisex therapy treatments & spa packages utilising Elemis & Decleor products.


Machynys offers a range of membership packages. We accept new individual and corporate membership applications all year round for golf, health club and premier spa memberships.


Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Visit our Gift Voucher page to find our full range of vouchers available to buy online, from Tea to Two at the Brasserie to Stress Recovery Days at the Spa and rounds of golf on our Championship Course.


The Machynys Golf Academy boasts the UK’s biggest indoor putting green, 21 floodlit bays and a 380 yard driving range outfield incorporating three full size USGA spec target greens. A custom fitting and coaching suite is also featured on site.


Conference packages can be tailored to meet the individual needs and requirements. We can provide all the necessary facilities needed for today’s conference delegates as well as flexible catering options. Private functions can be tailor made to suit your requirements.


Golf courses can be rather sterile places for nature, but they don’t need to be. Monk’s Island, through careful design and a sensitive approach, has created a diverse range of habitats. These areas have matured into a site that benefits important wildlife.


We have a range of packages available, from membership at our Nicklaus designed modern links championship golf course to the Hydro Spa facilities and 35 station gymnasium with our Machynys Health Club membership.

Nicklaus Avenue, Machynys, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 2DG
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