Ayrshire B&Bs - Amazing
Ayrshire - a Golfer's ParadiseThe exceptionally beautiful meandering coastline of Ayrshire hosts many of Scotland's finest golf courses. Ayrshire is noted for its links golf and plays host to 50 or so courses, no-where else in the world will you find so many top quality links courses so close together.
To give you a taste of Golf in Ayrshire, here's the Top 10:
Turnberry Ailsa – British Open Championship Course voted the No.1 course in Scotland. Breathtaking views of Arran and Aisla Craig make this one of the most scenic courses in Scotland, truly unforgettable. Luxurious Turnberry Hotel provides a majestic backdrop.
Prestwick – Birthplace of Open Golf - host to the 1st ever 'Open' Championship in the world in 1860. The Open continued to be played solely at Prestwick for a further 23 years. A unique test of golf steeped in nostalgia and history.
Royal Troon - British Open Championship course boasting the longest hole and the shortest hole (the postage stamp!) in Open Championship golf. A truly majestic links course.
Western Gailes – Unspoiled traditional Scottish Links. Host to a number of prestigious tournaments, as well as being a qualifying course for the British Open. Without doubt one of the finest links courses and a favorite of many visitors.
Glasgow Gailes - The 9th oldest course in the world, Glasgow Gailes was established in 1787 and is often selected as an Open Championship qualifying course. "One of the world's truly great tests of links golf" – Sandy Lyle
Dundonald Links – Modern Day Classic Links, formerly known as Southern Gailes. The 8th top course in Scotland and one of Europe's "must play" new links courses. Challenging yet rewarding.
Prestwick St Nicholas – Shaped by legends. 26th oldest club in the world. Steeped in history, this manicured course offers year-round golf on a firm and generally frost-free footing. A gem not to be missed – A true links course
Irvine Bogside – Established in 1887, this is truly a hidden gem offering a traditional links challenge with the variety & difficulty of any top championship course. In 2007, the course co-hosted the British Seniors' Open with Turnberry.
Kilmarnock Barassie – A great course boasting 27 holes. A qualifying course for the British Open. A true test of Scottish Links golf and a real treat for the golf enthusiast.
West Kilbride – Boasts a beautiful, compact location, between the beach and farmland.
On 12 out of the 18 holes out of bounds comes into play, encouraging straight hitting –
not easy with the Ayrshire wind blowing!