GOLF IN AYRSHIRE
Prestwick golf course
Prestwick golf course is steeped in history and goes back 160 years, to when golf was just in it's infancy. Host of the first ever open championship.
It is a very special club that makes visitors and members feel very welcome. A true links course that offers firm and quirky bumps and hollows that can catch you out. It offers a brilliant challenge to any golfer.
For more information or to book have a look on - http://www.prestwickgc.co.uk/
This traditional links course near Troon in Ayrshire, was acquired by Loch Lomond Golf Club in 2003. It was intended to not only enhance the club's prominence within international circles but also to provide its esteemed international membership with a challenging alternative links venue.
Designed by the highly respected golf course architect Kyle Phillips, best known in the UK for Kingsbarns and The Grove, the 7,100-yard, par 72 course is located about an hour"s drive south west of Loch Lomond and five minutes from Prestwick International Airport. It was inspired by the timeless architecture of the great Ayrshire links courses of Royal Troon, Prestwick and Western Gailes, all connected by the historic rail line.
In its short history, Dundonald Links has quickly become recognised as one of Europe’s "must play” new links courses. It has already hosted the qualifying for the Senior British Open Championship and the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open in 2016 and will play host in 2017. It will also host the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July 2017 for the first time in it’s history.
For more information visit www.dundonaldlinks.com
Prestwick St Cuthbert
At Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club they are renowned for the friendly atmosphere and the warm welcome shown to their visitors, along with the quality of our fantastic parkland golf course.
Our course has a standard scratch of 71. Visitors play the yellow course, which has a par of 70 and a standard scratch of 70. With no fewer than nine doglegs, accuracy in positioning from the tee is as important as length.
For further information visit www.stcuthbert.co.uk
Prestwick St Nicholas
Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club, the 26th oldest Golf Club in the world. Old Tom Morris winner of four Open Championships was a founding/honorary member of the club, a traditional Scottish links golf course occupying a prime position on the shores of the Firth of Clyde.
The deep bunkers, running fairways, undulating greens and strands of gorse test the skills of players of all abilities and at 6044 yards, this par 69 course is a must for amateur golfers of all ages.
The splendid clubhouse sits yards from the shoreline and the finely manicured fairways offer year round golf on a firm and generally frost free footing. The course is playable when many other’s are not. For further information please visit www.prestwickstnicholas.com
They have an extensive history and have been offering golfers a magnificent links golf challenge in Ayrshire since 1887. The club is always delighted to welcome visitors from any part of the world, to build on our existing popularity with golfers from Europe, the United States and all corners of the UK and Ireland.
Within striking distance of Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry, the course is an Open Championship Final Qualifying venue with a well-deserved reputation for some of the best maintained greens in Scotland. The Club has twenty seven holes with which to test the golfer, complemented by first-rate facilities in the clubhouse and professional's shop. Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club offers everything golfers would expect from a Scottish seaside golf course; challenging fairways and greens as well as a friendly, welcoming membership.
We are sure you'll find what you're looking for and look forward to welcoming you to the challenges of links golf.
The reputation of Western Gailes as one of the game’s ﬁnest and more exacting courses has spread worldwide as evidenced by its numerous visitors from around the world including golﬁng legends from this and the last century.
The great Harry Vardon arrived at Western Gailes in June 1903 celebrating his fourth Open victory. In 1923 its attractions were being lauded by the then US Open Champion Gene Sarazen who played the course with three other outstanding professionals.
Greats from the second half of the 20th century such as Gary Player, Tom Watson and Tony Jacklin have also visited, while from the modern game Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson have all tested their mettle over this classic links course.
Glasgow Gailes has hosted major championship tournaments through the years and was designed by legendary golf architect Willie Park Jnr of Musselburgh. It was opened in 1892 by Glasgow Golf Club, the 9th oldest golf club in the world.
Its West Coast setting and fabulous condition makes it ideal for summer and winter golf in Scotland. It is a world class links course which attracts players from every corner of the globe. Gailes Links is an R&A preferred championship links course in Ayrshire close to Open venues at Royal Troon and Turnberry.