With such a huge expanse of coastline, it is no wonder that Ayrshire is home to some of the most spectacular links golf courses in the UK. There are over 50 golf courses in Ayrshire and Arran, ranging from world famous Championship courses, through to courses suitable for beginners. Here we have focused on the most famous courses on every golfer's bucket list, but our B&Bs will be happy to recommend and book a course to suit your needs.
Your hosts wil be happy to help you with information about local courses, tee-off times and even the weather forecast
Turnberry Golf Course is situated on the rugged Ayrshire coast looking out over the Firth of Clyde towards Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre…..for location and scenery it really cannot be beaten. The terrain and the wind blowing in off the sea presents unique challenges to even the most experienced golfer. Turnberry has hosted The Open Championship 4 times, The Women’s British Open and the Senior Open Championship 7 times. Comprises three courses, Ailsa, Kintyre and Arran. Kintyre and Arran can be played by visitors but booking essential.
Royal Troon is also located on the Ayrshire coast just north of Ayr. A links course, Troon is famous for being home to the longest and shortest holes in Open Championship Golf. The course has hosted the Open Championship an impressive 8 times and is set to achieve its 9th time on 14th - 17th July 2016. Visitors’ Days Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with the visitor season commencing late April to mid October. Tee Times can be booked online in advance
Prestwick Golf Course may not be as famous as it neighbours, but it has earned its place in golfing history by being the birthplace of The Open Championship. Started here in 1860, Prestwick remained on The Open’s rotation until 1952 hosting the championship an impressive 24 times. Taking advantage of its coastal position, this links course features some impressive sand dunes and views of the Irish Sea. Prestwick remains a private members’ club, but visiting golfers can book to play the course. Prestwick offers a wide choice of Tee Times to visitors April – October and booking is advised. Winter dates also available.