The redesign is the work of former European Tour player and now golf course architect David J Russell of RAW Golf Course Design, working closely with construction company Edinburgh Landscaping and course manager Dean Muir.
The renowned course remains open while the work goes on, with the course being maintained using a fleet of John Deere machinery supplied Glasgow-based dealer Nairn Brown Ltd.
"We were delighted to supply the John Deere equipment package for Machrie Golf Links, and it was great to work alongside Dean and his staff to tailor the machinery to suit the needs of this undulating course," Nairn Brown sales manager Andy Gillies said.
"Machrie Golf Links is a very special golf course, but being on an island brings its own challenges and we set out to ensure that the club wanted for nothing when it came to after-sales service."
The six-figure John Deere package includes four 180SL walk-behind greens mowers with trailers, 8000E and 7500AE hybrid electric fairway mowers plus a 2500E hybrid greens triple mower, a 1500 Series front rotary mower, a Pro Gator utility vehicle equipped with an HD200 low-profile amenity turf sprayer, two TE electric Gators and a 4066R compact tractor.
Muir said having dealership backup was a "huge bonus" on the remote golf course.
"Being on an island does make us more inaccessible, naturally, but someone from Nairn Brown is always on the end of the phone to help with a query or a repair, and they are very good at getting parts to us or even sending someone over if required. I can't fault the dealership, as we've never had a problem that hasn't been fixed as quickly as possible."
The fully redesigned course will open to members and visitors next spring, with a new luxury hotel and lodges scheduled to open in 2018.