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Ayrshire
Ayrshire sits on the west coast of Scotland, only a 40 minute drive from Glasgow, and features the wonders of island life, countryside towns, sandy shores & world class golf courses.
 
The region boasts 3 Open Championship courses including the birthplace of the Open, Prestwick, where the first 12 Open's were held from 1860. The region has seen some of the finest displays of golf in its history such as the 1977 "duel in the sun" between Tom Watson & Jack Nicklaus around the Ailsa course at Turnberry and the enthralling battle between Stenson & Mickelson at Troon in the 2016 Open. 
Featured Courses
Royal Troon
The course, which took its current form in 1888, is designed in the traditional out-and-back manner of a traditional links. A gentle opening through some of the most striking linksland to be found at any of the Open Championship host venues concludes with a back nine as tough as any finish in the world. The 8th hole, better known as “The Postage Stamp” is the shortest hole on The Open Championship rota and one of the finest short holes in the world.

Course Style- Links
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking - 17th
Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)
 
Host to perhaps the most iconic Open Championship in history, the 1977 “Duel in the sun” where Tom Watson & Jack Nicklaus battled it out in the first of four open Championships to be played on the Ailsa course. New owners of Turnberry, The Trump Organisation, have done a marvellous job in restoring all facilities including a re-development of the Ailsa and the addition of the “King Robert The Bruce” course.


Course Style- Links
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 1st
Western Gailes
 
Western Gailes is a masterpiece, if you enjoy the challenge of links golf this course will test every aspect of your game,  The fairways undulate gently, interrupted occasionally by the 3 burns that dissect this strip of links land. The greens are fast, firm and subtly contoured; located strategically on folded ground and next to the burns that will swallow up your ball. 
Course Style- Links
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 49th
Prestwick

In 1851 Old Tom Morris moved his family from St Andrews to become the first keeper of the green. Following the death of Alan Robertson in 1859, who at the time was considered to be the best golfer there was, a competition was formed to decide the "champion golfer of the year", it was called The Open Championship and players competed for the prize of a red Morocco leather belt with silver clasps and an ornamental silver buckle. The first 12 Open Championships were played at Prestwick and marks the beginning of modern golfing history. The links has stood the test of time and by modern standards is still a world class golf course with a fantastic variety of holes.
 
Course Style- Links
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 42nd
Gailes Links

Designed by legendary golf architect Willie Park Jnr of Musselburgh, the course was opened in 1892 by Glasgow Golf Club, the 9th oldest golf club in the world. Notorious for its gorse and heather lined fairways, Gailes is a tough cookie and has proved a test even for the pro's when its been used for Open qualifying. 

 
 
 
Course Style- Links
Irvine
Irvine is one of Scotland’s hidden gems, offering a traditional links challenge, which owes much of its present day character to the course design of the great James Braid. He designed Irvine with great variety and interesting use of nature’s assets, creating a wonderful course which is still commonly used for major R&A tournaments. 
 Dundonald
This Kyle Phillips design only opened in 2005, but has already hosted a wealth of prestigious championships such as the 2017 Scottish Open. If you're looking for the millionaires treatment at an affordable price, this is the place to visit
Trump Turnberry (King Robert The Bruce)

Many people are unaware of the fact that the iconic lighthouse at Turnberry is situated amongst the ruins of Turnberry Castle. It was in this medieval castle that King Robert the Bruce was born in July 1274. Martin Ebert was recently commissioned to create a new golfing experience at Turnberry, to be named after the King of Scots who was raised as a boy in the castle. It was always going to be tough trying to live up to one of the best courses in the world, but this new course plays a very good supporting role to its more illustrious sibling, making Turnberry a 36 hole destination of real substance. 

Course Style- Links
Course rankings according to Golf Monthly's "Top 100 golf courses in UK & Ireland 2019/20"
Off the course...
Culzean Castle & Country Park
 

Once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis – a man who was keen to impress with his wealth and status – the park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

The castle itself is perched on the Ayrshire cliffs. It was designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century and is filled to the turrets with treasures that tell the stories of the people who lived here.

Glasgow
  • Glasgow is home to more than 20 museums and art galleries, including the award-winning Burrell Collection, the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Riverside Museum, a radical space designed by Zaha Hadid.

  • A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow’s gig scene is red hot. Choose from hundreds of music events in pubs and clubs or head straight to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, one of the city’s best-known music venues.

  • Style Mile, the area between Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and the Merchant City is packed full of high street stores, independent boutiques and vintage fashion shops.  

  • The regenerated Merchant City is Glasgow’s new cultural quarter, with the former mercantile buildings and warehouses revamped as trendy bars, top-notch restaurants and fashionable designer emporiums.

Outdoor Pursuits
 
A range of outdoor activities can be arranged, including but limited to the following
  • Archery
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Game hunting
  • Falconry
  • Horse riding. 
 
Featured accommodation 
Trump Turnberry 
 

Superbly situated on the Ayrshire Coast with striking views across the Irish Sea, Trump Turnberry is an enchanting and remarkably hospitable destination. The elegant and spacious rooms feature a 65-inch flat-screen TV, amenities from Arran Aromatics and, as a centre piece, a sparkling Austrian chandelier. Some rooms have views over the famous links golf courses, towards the sea beyond. Guests may enjoy an exquisite menu in the signature 1906 restaurant or relax in Grand tea Lounge & Bar. The luxurious spa boasts an infinity pool with stunning views of the Ailsa Craig, a wide range of relaxing ESPA treatments, and a Technogym fitness studio.

Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa
 
A truly beautiful location for a relaxing break or golf retreat to Ayrshire. Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon offers thirty-three spacious luxurious bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Many have views overlooking the beautiful gardens, Royal Troon Golf Course and the Ayrshire coast. Lochgreen is also home to an award winning restaurant and a relaxing spa which offers a full range of treatments.
Blairquhan Castle
 
Blairquhan Castle is a Grade A listed building situated in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside. This magnificent example of stunning Regency architecture is more than just a property or a venue; it is part of Scotland’s rich heritage. With well-established grounds and a beautiful walled garden, Blairquhan Castle is the perfect choice for those with a discerning eye. Each room has been individually designed in a sumptuous, yet elegant fashion that will make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. 
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