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.
Machynys Peninsula is easily accessible just 15 minutes from the M4 motorway. If you are travelling east from Carmarthen, follow the A48 towards the M4. Exit at junction 48 onto the A4138 towards Llanelli. Go straight over the roundabouts until you reach the McDonalds roundabout. Follow signposts to Machynys, the Golf club entrance is situated on left at the third roundabout.