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Golf in Ayrshire

Aside from its attachment to Robert Burns and whisky, Ayrshire is the dwelling place for three of the world's most treasured links courses, Prestwick Golf Club , Royal Troon and Turnberry. Saying that, the mix of parkland, heathland and moorland courses allows a rich variety of golfing treasures to be experienced.

This year, Dundonald links will be the host of the Scottish Open tournament for the first time since 1936. Situated near Irvine, the links were opened in 2005 and designed by Kyle Phillips, making it a fantastic modern links. Additionally, it has hosted other high-profile events, including the Ladies Scottish Open in 2015 and 2016, as well as the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy and the first stage of European Tour Qualifying School.

Not far from the challenging Dundonald links lies the Glasgow Gailes, the ninth oldest golf club in the world. It was initially designed by Willie Fenie and then reworked by Willie Park Jnr in 1912, and has been described by the great golf writer, Bernard Darwin as having ‘wonderfully green and velvety’ greens. Also under the ownership of Loch Lomand is the Western Gailes course next door, which has a terrific variety of holes which should test every club in your bag.

Aside from the likes of Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry, green fees in the Southwest are comparatively cheap. Prices for accommodation aren't too far off the mark either and, because the region boasts a number of popular golfing towns, typical golfers' lodgings are easy to come by.

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