Fantastic resorts, great golf & more
The essence of links golf in Scotland, Ayrshire boasts some of the finest courses in the country, with Open Venues such as Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick ably supported by Dundonald, Western Gailes and Glasgow Gailes – known simply as ‘Gailes Golf Links’ to name just a few. Ayrshire’s proximity to Glasgow makes it easily accessible by all, and with fantastic options of both resort and standalone hotel options, you’ll struggle to find a better offering of courses for a golf tour anywhere in the UK!
Why play golf in Ayrshire?
- Several courses host The Open in the region
- Mixture of towns, cities & low hills
- Value for money but oozes quality
- Hidden gems & famous courses
Light up your next break with a trip to Ayrshire
One of the UK’s strongest regions for golf courses, Ayrshire is bustling with history and Open Championship courses to boot! The coastline is home to some of Scotland’s more dramatic scenery, none more so than the iconic lighthouse at Turnberry. This magnificent feature was recently renovated into one of the most famous half-way houses in all of golf, be sure to stop in when visiting!
If you’re interested in ticking off the bucket list, Royal Troon and its world-famous ‘Postage Stamp’ Par 3 is just a short trip up the coast. With Royal Troon’s second course ‘The Portland Course’ also offering a fantastic test of golf, Troon is a perfect base for a short break to Scotland for groups looking to take in some unbeatable golf.
If you’re after a bit of luxury, why not base your stay at the 5* Cameron House on Loch Lomond. The Carrick Course on site being one of the most well-maintained resort layouts in the UK, a stay here is worth every penny. What’s more, with Glasgow just 20 miles to the south, there’s a myriad of other courses and off-course activities just a stone’s throw away!
Most Popular Golf Resorts in Ayrshire
Popular golf destinations in Ayrshire
Why play Ayrshire golf courses?
Ayrshire golf courses are fast becoming some of the most popular in all of Scotland and for good reason. The region is notable for offering golfers a range of top-quality links courses at varying levels of difficulty meaning that every golfer in a group or society can be satisfied with a trip to Ayrshire.
One thing is consistent across all of Ayrshire’s golf courses and that is the supreme condition and designs of the courses which golfers are unlikely to ever get bored of. Plus, Ayrshire has a brilliant location near Glasgow meaning that transport links to this region are superb with frequent flights from most airports and excellent roads, great golf in Scotland has never been easier.
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Where to stay on your break in Ayrshire?
Ayrshire is a unique location in Scotland and is blessed by the sheer number of great top-quality accommodation options it has available in a range of suitable prices meaning that golfers can expect to get a lot of accommodation and golf for their money.
Turnberry Golf Resort is one of Ayrshire’s premium quality golf resorts featuring numerous luxury rooms the majority of which offer great views of the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. The resort also offers four different dining facilities – The Duel in the Sun Restaurant, 1906, The Turnberry Lighthouse Halfway House and The Grand Tea Lounge and Lobby Bar all of which offer different food and dining experiences to cater to whatever takes your fancy.
The Troon Marine Hotel is another of Ayrshire’s top accommodation options. Located adjacent to the 18th Hole of the Old Course at Troon the hotel is the perfect base for golfers looking to take in both beautiful views of the sea and the golf course. The hotel boasts 89 beautiful bedrooms, including 4 luxurious suites as well as the Truin Restaurant which serves seasonal menus with locally sourced ingredients, maintaining a great reputation in the local Troon community.
A good option for those on perhaps a tighter budget is the Mercure Ayr Hotel. The hotel is surrounded by magnificent stately homes and ancient castles, plus it boasts some brilliant views of the Scottish Coastline. The hotel has a marvellous modern interior and due to its central location in Ayr, it's conveniently nearby a lot of the best local bars and restaurants for you to take advantage of.