Golf Breaks in Ayrshire

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.

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Platinum Golf Scotland Testimonials

Cannot think of an aspect of our trip that could have been better. The itinerary you created was first rate, and your execution through Alan and James, was flawless. Yours and Stuart’s attention to detail than follow through, were indeed worthy of your “platinum” name. Truly a trip of a lifetime. I would serve as a reference anytime. Thank you so much again.

Best, John. J

I echo everything John said. It was a tremendous, unforgettable trip. Everything was top-notch — accommodations, food, weather, caddies, and all the beautiful courses. I miss my Scottish breakfast! A special tip of my new Scottish tweed hat to all our drivers, especially Alan. He took really good care of us, showed us some interesting local things “off itinerary” and was just a joy to travel with.

Thanks again for all work you did getting me a buggy at each course. It made it all possible for me.

Rex M

Dear Lynda, Sending a short note of thanks for all of the support organizing the trip last week. I can say with confidence this was the best golf trip I’ve ever taken! The itinerary, schedule, accommodations, restaurants and on and on were all great. Special thanks to both you and Stuart for helping to make my 50 year celebration a memorable one. I hope to be able to book another trip again in the future.
All the best,

Brian D

Dear Stuart and Lynda,

I wanted to thank you for a fabulous trip to Scotland last week. You put together the perfect golf and stay package and everything went flawlessly (including really nice weather). We also enjoyed having James as our driver. He was the best! Erick, Jim, Brian and I all had a great time.

This was the definition of a “bucket list” trip and the experience did not disappoint. The only downside is, after nearly a year of anticipation, it is hard to believe the trip is already over and we are back home.

Thank you again. I would definitely love to use you again for future travel and will be very comfortable recommending you to friends and family.

Brian L

Thanks Linda,
Great to meet you both as well.
It was a great time
We will be in touch for sure.


Marc and I would like to thank you for the beautiful journey you prepared. Everything was well organized, timing, convenience, réservations, etc. All the people we met were so kind to us that we felt just like home. Golf in Scotland is the best place and this east coast is just gorgeous we leave the country with the ambition and hope to be back.

Michel & Marc

It was so nice to meet you and Stuart in person as well.  Clearly you take great interest in your clients’ satisfaction, and it shows.  As we may have mentioned, we had never been to Scotland or the UK and this trip exceeded all of our expectations.  And as lovers of golf, the experience was utterly unforgettable.  Thank you again for the lovely gifts you shared with us upon arrival.

We loved our trip.  If we booked it again tomorrow (we wish we could!) we wouldn’t change a thing except maybe substitute a different hotel for Loch Green.  Thank you for making our “bucket list” trip so special. 

Russell & Kelly

Thanks again for a fantastic trip !

We look forward to the next one !

We have had a great time in London too although it’s been a bit overwhelming! What a city!


Thank you for this wonderful experience and for helping to make this trip a dream come true for all of us. We can’t wait to come back to Scotland!


Our heartfelt thanks to you and Stuart for the holiday of our dreams and especially for Johannes. It was beyond his expectations (and mine) and we had such a beautiful time together. The true test of Johannes’ love for Scotland was his purchase of an entire kilt outfit with all the bits and bobs, I nearly fainted –I am truly living in Outlander. I almost fell over, we expect our kilts in December or January, and photos will be sent, I promise

I cannot express enough how grateful I am to you both, every detail and every moment was fabulous! We are eating shortbread with proper marmalade and relish our memories.

Michele & Johannes

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