Golfing

South West Scotland is famous for its championship and outstanding golf courses. We are just 30 minutes from Turnberry and 1 hours drive to Troon, home of the Open Championship 2016.

Prestwick Golf Club is very high on many golfer’s wish list. The ‘quirky dinosaur’ might not be up to the modern championship standards, but it is one of its treasures where the first Open Championship was held on October 7th 1860.

Firm favourites among our guests who are serious golfers are the local Championship courses such as Turnberry and Royal Troon. Combined with the challenge of our other local courses such as Wigtownshire, Stranraer, Portpatrick and Prestwick we offer a superb set up for those on golfing holidays.


Golfing in Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway
Club Holes
Length
Type of course
Wigtownshire
18
5715yds
Links, fine views over Solway Firth and
Galloway Hills
Portpatrick, (Dunskey)
18
5771yds
Spectacular links-type set on cliffs overlooking the Irish
Sea. Not for beginners
Portpatrick
9
2529yds
Hilly. Par 3
Stranraer
18
6300yds
Championship parkland, runs parallel to Loch Ryan. Playable
all year
Barassie, Troon
18
6473yds
Traditional links, used a Open qualifier.
Visitors welcome. Mon. Tue. Thu. Fri.
Darley, Troon
18
6361yds
Public links course
Fullarton, Troon
18
4784yds
Short links course
Loch Green, Troon
18
6687yds
Very tough, long links course
Royal Troon
18
6649yds
Old course. Open venue. Visitors welcome
Mon. Tue. Thur.
Portland, Troon
18
6274yds
Sister course of above. Visitors as above
Ballochmyle, Mauchline
18
5952yds
Wooded parkland course. Visitors welcome
except Saturdays
Prestwick
18
6544yds
Famous links course, staged first Open. Visitors welcome
except weekends
St. Nicholas, Prestwick
18
5863yds
Links course used as Open qualifier.
Visitors welcome except weekends
St. Cuthberts, Prestwick
18
6349yds
Fairly flat semi-parkland. Visitors welcome except weekends.
Dalmiling, Ayr
18
5240yds
Public meadowland course
Belleisle, Ayr
18
6088yds
Tree-lined course considered to be the finest in Scotland
Seafield, Ayr
18
5244yds
Links course adjoining Belleisle
Turnberry – Ailsa
18
6408yds
Open championship links courses. Principally for hotel
guests and members…
Turnberry – Arran
18
6014yds
However visitors may be able to reserve
times
Brunston Castle, Dailly
18
6840yds
New picturesque course in rolling parkland
Girvan
18
5078yds
Eight links and ten parkland holes with
panoramic views of Ailsa Craig
New Galloway
9
2529yds
Hilly Parkland, overlooking Loch Ken but not easy
Newton Stewart
18
6000yds
New picturesque course set in Galloway
hills
Gatehouse
9
2400yds
Parkland course
Wigtown & Bladoch
9
2731yds
Parkland course


Championship coursesChampionship Courses

Turnberry, near Girvan, is hosting the 2009 Open and offers one of the most superior links courses in the world, with its amazing club house, spectacular seascape backdrop and Colin Montgomerie Golf Academy. Royal Troon is also an exceptional links course and hosted the 2004 Open.

Municipal Courses

For the more casual golfer there are courses to suit everyone’s pace to a tee! South of Cosses offers some scenic challenges at Stranraer and Portpatrick (Dunskey). Or try the local course at Girvan with 8 links holes along the shore and the other ten holes inland over the river.

Golf Passes

These specially discounted passes offers excellent value for money, allowing rounds of golf on a number of courses in South Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

Golf at TurnberrySouth Ayrshire

Tel: 01292 616255
> Golf South Ayrshire

Dumfries & Galloway

Tel: 01387 245566
> Golf Dumfries and Galloway

Golf School

Turnberry golf school, “The Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy” has a range of programmes designed to suit every golfer.