In addition to being a wonderfully scenic part of the world, Ayrshire also offers the convenience of being within easy reach of the vibrant metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Here on the picturesque west coast, there are a number of golf courses that really should be on the must-try list of anyone who’s serious about playing the game in the world’s most iconic places.
And while each venue has its own unique characteristics and personality, the one thing they all have in common is the ability to use the true lie of the land. Undulations, valleys, dunes and of course patches of difficult rough are part of the golfing landscape in Ayrshire, not to mention wind conditions that range daily from the benign to the fierce. Golf really is a proper test in this part of the world.
So which courses will you want to play on your trip to Ayrshire? Presumably the first name on the list will be Royal Troon, a dramatic links course with an out and back layout that features a number of iconic holes. The course can play long in the wind at times, but there are plenty of opportunities to make pars and even birdies if you’re playing well.
Just a 30-minute drive to the south you’ll find the fabulous Turnberry, another Open Championship venue and, to put it simply, one of the finest golf courses in the world. The backdrops alone, with Arran and Ailsa Craig in view, are enough to make the jaw drop, and as if that wasn’t enough you’ll also marvel at the need to play shots over water and across expanses of rock.
Needless to say, there are many more superb venues worthy of further exploration, including the highly-rated Western Gailes, something of a hidden gem for many, but definitely a must-try for golfing purists who want to experience links play at its very best. Another place that’s crying out to be sampled is Prestwick, a beautiful track that was the original home of the Open Championship.
And of course while you’re in the area you’ll no doubt want to see why Ayrshire attracts visitors from across the globe. First and foremost there’s a coastline like no other, as well as inland rural beauty that will take the breath away. Ayr is a wonderful town to visit, with many attractions including the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Lang Scots Mile and Greenan Castle. Close by there are a number of idyllic coastal fishing villages that should be on everyone’s itinerary.
Platinum Golf specialise in streamlining golf tours to Scotland, taking all the stress away from the organiser. We can arrange tee times on your favourite courses, all the transfers to and from your venues, sightseeing trips and accommodation options that suit the needs of every member of your party. Call the team today on 01382 477552 and let’s get you on the road to Ayrshire and all that it has to offer.Enquire Today
Thanks for arranging such a memorable trip. We loved all the courses but especially the Castle and Royal Dornoch. The accommodation was excellent and we appreciated all the restaurant reservations.
Overall, an excellent trip.
Phil (Vacation consultant)
Hi Lynda & Stuart
We are back on home turf. We had a fantastic trip. No glitches anywhere except the rainout at County Sligo – but we can’t control the weather.
The four courses we played were all in great condition with super nice .
St Anne’s was a great start, the easiest of the four for me but a very nice lynx course.
The hotel accommodation Slieve Russell, grounds and amenities were superb.
Stuart you sure know how to put together courses for a golf tour and Lynda the accommodation at both the RIU and Slieve Russell were top notch. …great job.
Thank you for the welcoming gifts. You sure were generous.
This trip was sure worth the two year wait.
Thanks so much,
Well it was great to see you and Stuart again, that was a great evening! Thank you to both of you for an amazing trip, everyone has been talking about how great it was! It may be possible that the wives had more fun that the guys did, they’re already talking about their own golf trip without the husbands. They’ve really been bitten by the golf bug, especially my wife!!
Dear Stuart & Lynda,
A most heartfelt “Thank You” for your planning, coordinating & customer service in making our 2022 Scotland Golf Trip so memorable! Your detailed itinerary, efforts and professionalism were nothing short of “World Class” and much appreciated !
Personally, it was so enjoyable revisiting Scotland after a 20 year absence, but even more enjoyable having our group experience for the first time the magic of St. Andrews & Scotland…you have a remarkable & beautiful country.
It was a pleasure meeting you both and again appreciate your efforts to ensure we had a great vacation! We will not hesitate to refer others or use Platinum Golf for future Golf Trips…Ireland 202?
All the best for health, happiness and prosperity!
Thank u so much for looking after us overall and especially my mid-week disruption
Our arrival and playing experience at St Patrick’s Links was stellar.
The Rosapenna Thing is on par with both Bandon Dunes and Cabot Cape Breton as a one facility golfing heaven. Big brawny links tracks modernized with welcoming landing areas in the fairways.
At St Patrick’s makeshift but stylish golf shop* and checkin I had the great pleasure of netting John and Frank Casey…. So young they are, and so enthusiastic and engage-able. Lovely gents growing Rosapenna’s reputation.
So it goes .. cheers to Ireland, cheers to Platinum Golf Scotland
Stuart: The welcome package ,very thoughtful and the whiskeys are/were delicious!
We are back safely, thanks. It was lovely to see you both get together and share a We had such a good time in both Scotland and Ireland and look forward to visiting again.
The Tralee, and Waterville courses were amongst the best courses we have ever played, ranking up there with Dumbarnie and the Old course. The Island course was equally beautiful, but both of us found the dunes a challenge.
As for accommodations, we really enjoyed being in the heart of Dublin’s Temple District. Thank you for such a well planned and organized trip. We created many wonderful memories, that we’ll cherish for a lifetime. We really appreciate your help to make this trip so memorable.
Debra and I just want to send you a note thanking you for helping create a great vacation to the UK. We have a fantastic time learning and experiencing the UK.
All aspects of the trip went great in and we will not hesitate to ask you to book another trip for us in the future or to recommend you to others.
We’re on our way to Edinburgh. Thanks for the kind note, I absolutely loved every minute of it, even when I was in the rough and losing balls! The program you put together was everything we could have expected and your customer service was perfect; thank you for going above and beyond…
Stuart and Platinum Golf Scotland provided a terrific itinerary for a spectacular golf and whisky (and, of course, food) experience in Scotland! The checking in, touching base, and above the call of duty service provided during our trip was great! No doubt that they would be a go to for any future travel to the UK. Thanks a bunch for making it an experience of a lifetime!
We have had a fabulous time here this week so many thanks to you and Stuart for doing a fabulous job organising it all.
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