Ayrshire and the West Golf Packages
Ayrshire and the West Highlights
Ayrshire Golf Tours to Scotland’s west coast offer the chance to combine some of the most famous and historic Open Championship venues with some of the greatest “hid-den links” to be found in all of Scotland! Many Scotland vacation packages rush in to Ayrshire for a round at Turnberry and Royal Troon before quickly heading over to St. Andrews. There’s nothing wrong with that especially for golfers taking their first Scot-land golf trip but there are many advantages to saying while in Ayrshire on your golf tour! First and foremost golfers can include Ayrshire golf’s most historic course, and next to St. Andrews the most historic in all of Scotland—Prestwick Golf Club, birthplace of the Open. Think about it for a second—the first Open Championship was played at Prestwick in 1860, BEFORE Abraham Lincoln was President! How can you visit Ayr-shire on your Scotland golf tour and not play Prestwick? Farther up the Ayrshire coast is a trio of great links courses that don’t see their fair share of Ayrshire Golf Visitors—first and foremost Western Gailes which was the original “hidden gem” of golf in Ayr-shire. Gailes Links of Glasgow Golf Club, and Loch Lomond’s Dundonald Links round out three links courses so close together you could walk all 54 holes without moving your car! There’s even more to the west of Scotland than Ayrshire especially for the more adventurous golf traveler—ferries to and from Ayrshire can take your golf trip from Ayrshire first to the Isle of Arran and then to the Kintyre Peninsula and on to magical Is-lay for courses like The Machrie, Machrihanish, and the 12-hole Shiskine. Yes, Ayrshire eventually will demand more than just a day or two, we encourage you to do Ayrshire right and spend more than a few days here on your Ayrshire Scotland golf vacation!
Some of the greens are set on small setback shelves located in the dunes. Royal Troon Golf Club is a great way to experience Scottish golfing in a most satisfying way indeed. Its famous clubhouse offers an atmosphere that is truly Scottish and definitely a golfer’s paradise. Keep in mind that the green fee includes a second 18 on the course and a free round that should be taken advantage of whenever playing Royal Troon Golf Club. Players can enjoy tea and even lunch in the clubhouse and experience all that Scotland golfing makes possible. When touring all of the amazing golfing in Scotland the Royal Troon Golf Club is simply one club that must not be missed.
Golfers from every corner of the planet are attracted to Ayrshire Scotland to experience one of the world’s most remarkable golf courses. Trump’s Turnberry is beautiful and magnificent in every way. With meticulously manicured landscaping and some of the most memorable holes found anywhere, this is a golf course in Scotland that must be experienced firsthand to be truly appreciated. Even the hazards found on the course are world-renowned letting you know that you are playing a genuine old world Scottish golf course. The dramatic seaside holes keep novice and professional golfers coming back year after year. Explore Turnberry Scotland and experience the very best in Scottish golfing on your next tour of one of the most amazing golfing venues found anywhere in the world.
With the beach always in view, this is one of the most thrilling and most exciting drives in golf, bar none. The Machrihanish Golf Club is considered by golfing enthusiasts from all walks of life as one of the last truly undiscovered Scotland championship golf courses. Convenient to local airports, the area also offers a wide range of other activities including everything from swimming to fishing. Machrihanish Golf Club offers traditional out and back links allowing players to manage wind more effectively. Best of all, the views of the coastline and dramatic hillsides will literally take a players breath away. When it comes to Scottish golfing tours few other venues compare to the Machrihanish Golf Club.
As a true throw back in time, the Machrie Golf Links has an old world look and feel that is genuinely Scotland in every respect. With meticulously manicured landscaping and greens, this is a course that must be played when visiting Scotland. From the relaxing ferry ride to viewing the scenic and incredibly beautiful Scottish coastline, this is far more than simply a golfing experience. Indeed, playing Machrie Golf Links touches all the senses and inspires through its beauty, elegance an amazing old world feel. Distinctive and unforgettable in every way, this golf course with its Scottish setting is amazingly remote and yet incredibly traditional. Visiting Machrie Golf Links is a great way to truly experience Scottish golfing on a course that has great historical value.
Perhaps what is most unique about this Scottish golf course is that it is quite possible to access a total of three golf courses without having to use a vehicle to reposition. Kyle Phillips is credited with designing this amazing golf course that is respected the world over. Dundonald Links is considered to be one of the most challenging and longest of all courses in the area. Very playable in many ways, the course does include a penalizing design with its tough and challenging architecture. Another unique aspect of the course is that it is situated on sandy type linksland. There is minimal elevation change with custom hollows, dunes and other unique features throughout. This amazing Scottish golf course perfectly balances turf and sand in a natural and remarkable way. Playing Dundonald Links is an absolute must when touring many of the beautiful golf courses of Scotland.
The creator of the course, Doug Carrick did an excellent job of producing dramatic terrain that is sure to take your breath away. With awe-inspiring scenic views and elevated holes, The Carrick Golf Club is unique in many ways including the fact that it sits on a fault line where some of the holes are in the Scottish Highlands and others in the Scottish lowlands. This unique aspect alone makes the course well worth experiencing. Amazing elevations and unique sloping fairways make navigating the course fun, interesting and challenging at times. With immaculate and meticulously manicured grounds, it is obvious that the course is maintained by expert greens keepers. Explore all that The Carrick Golf Club has to offer on your next Scottish golfing tour.
The course is also known as the original birthplace of the open championship. No golfing trip to Scotland is truly complete unless it includes Prestwick Golf Club. Dating back to the 1800s, the course is old world and remarkably beautiful in every sense. Most notably, the old world clubhouse of the Prestwick Golf Club stands almost exactly as it did from centuries past. While the clubhouse was recently modernized and updated, it still has an old world feel that is classic and authentic. In many ways the clubhouse is a Scottish golfing museum that takes us back in time. Enjoy lunch between rounds and get to know locals as well as players from around the world in this amazing Scottish golfing clubhouse. Prestwick Golf Club is an absolute must when touring the golf courses of Scotland.
The course is uniquely nestled between the sea and the railway. Western Gailes Golf Club is clearly one of Scotland’s genuine treasures. Large impressive dunes with amazingly fast greens and breathtaking views let you know you are playing a world-class Scottish golf course. With a number of notable holes and unique bunkers that are hidden, this is a course that keeps golfers coming back for more. The Western Gailes Golf Club is typically played slowly as it is considered one of the great old world golf courses of Scotland. When touring Scottish golfing venues, Western Gailes Golf Club should not be missed.
With the beach always in sight, this is a dramatic and beautifully orchestrated golf course in Scotland that will beckon you back time and again. Considered by many to be one of the last great-undiscovered Scotland championship golf courses, Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club offers a golfing experience that is second to none. Keep in mind that the beach is always entirely in play on the first hole of this dramatic Scottish course. Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club allows for changing of direction to better manage the wind. Unique blind shots along with views of the local town and the beautiful coastline round out what is perhaps one of the most impressive Scottish golf courses found anywhere.
The course occupies an area that is unique in a number of ways. Dramatic and beautiful landscaping and meticulously manicured greens let you know you are on a real world-class Scottish golf course with few rivals. The Gailes Links Golf Course clubhouse is another impressive aspect of this amazing golfing venue. Tracing its beginnings back to the 1700s, this course is quintessential Scotland at its very best. Unique Scottish architecture, varying levels of course difficulty and amazingly beautiful scenic views make this a Scotland golfing venue that must be experienced firsthand. The Gailes Links Golf Course is a great way to enjoy Scottish golfing like never before.
While there are only 12 holes in total, the course is a dramatic play that should not be missed. The terrain of the course is remarkable an impressive for both amateurs and professionals alike. With dramatic views of the sea as a backdrop, this is a Scottish golf course that keeps players coming back from virtually every part of the world. As with other Scottish golfing venues, the Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club is a perfect opportunity to experience old world Scottish golfing like never before. Golfers who are taking time and not in a hurry will get the full pleasure and enjoyment of this amazing Scottish golfing destination.
The course is unique in so many ways that it is almost difficult to describe. In other words, this Scotland golfing venue must be experienced up close and personal to truly appreciate all that it offers. Askernish Golf Club is a great addition to any golfing tour of Scotland. Convenient to local airports and easy to find, the Askernish Golf Club has much to offer in terms of beautifully and meticulously manicured greens as well as dramatic landscaping. Those with a sense of adventure must consider Askernish Golf Club for their next golfing experience in Scotland. With a genuine Scottish feel and varying levels of difficulty, this is a golf course of that novice and professional players alike always seem eager to play again.
Royal Troon Golf Club, Craigend Road, Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom
Prestwick Golf Club, Links Road, Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Trump Turnberry, United Kingdom
Western Gailes Golf Club, Irvine, United Kingdom
Golf Club House, Machrihanish, Argyll PA28 6PT, United Kingdom
The Village at Machrihanish Dunes, Machrihanish PA28 6PT, United Kingdom
The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links, United Kingdom
Gailes Rd, Irvine, North Ayrshire KA11 5AE, United Kingdom
Dundonald Links, Ayrshire Scotland
Shore Road,, Blackwaterfoot,, Isle of Arran KA27 8HA, United Kingdom
The Carrick Golf Club & Spa, United Kingdom
Askernish Golf Club, South Uist, Askernish, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Royal Troon
- Trump Turnberry
- Western Gailes
- Machrihanish Dunes
- The Machrie Golf Links
- Gailes Links Golf Course
- Dundonald Links
- Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club
- The Carrick and Spa
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