The wild landscapes of West Scotland await

Whatever you want your next golf break to Scotland to look like, it can most definitely be found here in West Scotland. The region much like the rest of Scotland has become synonymous with some of the world’s best and most traditional links golf courses. Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Dumfriesshire are the main choices when it comes to golf in West Scotland, with each lending their beautiful rugged landscapes into some truly outstanding golf layouts.

Why play golf in West Scotland?

  • Good for groups
  • Daily access via all major airports
  • Host destination of The Open
  • Rich golfing history & heritage
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You haven’t enjoyed links like these

If you’re looking for a traditional golf break or tour round some of the country’s best links layouts then look no further than these West Lothian golf clubs and more specifically the region of West Scotland.

West Scotland blends a perfect mix links courses and layouts, from Ayrshire to Lanarkshire and Dumfriesshire the area oozes with passion for the game of golf. Turnberry is possibly the most famous resort in West Scotland, located in Ayrshire the resort features two outstanding tracks; the legendary Ailsa Course perched on the cliffs and the King Robert the Bruce Course and its many infamous pot bunkers which have foiled many a golfer’s card with its difficulty.

Other West Lothian golf clubs’ golfers should most definitely make a detour to play are Mar Hall and Westerwood in picturesque Lanarkshire, where if the wind blows as it often does, golfers are most definitely advised to tee it up low and keep the ball down where possible. Southerness in Dumfriesshire is another course certainly worth visiting; an old-school links through and through, golfers need to take on the courses many bunkers, high winds and long wispy rough which golf balls can easily become lost in.

Be amazed by outstanding natural scenery

West Scotland is the perfect destination for a golf holiday for several reasons. It’s more than just the prestige of playing at the home of golf. From the breathtaking scenery to the luxurious accommodation options, fine-dining and fantastic off-the-course entertainment options, it is the ultimate golfing destination.

The Ayrshire coastline is perfectly set-up for a golf break filled with stunning natural scenery, while Dumfriesshire is the perfect destination for peace and tranquillity. The best part? You don’t have to worry about flights as the region is easily accessible by train or car.

Golf travel tips for West Scotland

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Luxury in the heart of the West

Getting the most out of your golf break usually starts with finding the right accommodation and the West of Scotland offers a wide array of hotels and resorts for every style and budget.

We recommend the 5* Trump Turnberry resort for a relaxing stay in Ayshire. With breathtaking golf courses and an exceptional hotel and spa, Trump Turnberry is a world-class establishment and the ultimate Scottish golf resort.

For seaside golf, base yourself at the Mercure Ayr or Marine Hotel depending on your budget. Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort 5* is another popular option. Set in 240 acres of woodland estate, it boasts stunning views over the River Clyde and Kilpatrick Hills.

If you’re on the hunt for pure elegance and luxury, we recommend the Cally Palace Hotel and Golf Club, a former 18th-century mansion. The beautiful designs and furnishings ensure Cally Palace stands out and the accommodation and fine dining are exquisite. The resort is essential for a real luxury Scottish golf trip in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway.

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