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Golf Courses in South West Scotland

Golf Courses in South West Scotland

South West Scotland means more than 200 miles of fabulous coastline, many beautiful villages and charming towns, the largest Forestry Park in the UK and of course famous golf courses.

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Royal Troon Golf Club

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Troon, South West

The 36-hole Royal Troon Golf Club (1878) close to Troon on Scotland's West Coast is a highlight for every golf vacation in Scotland. Royal Troon hosted the Open Championship on eight occasions. Enjoy two outstanding championship links courses - the Old Course and the Portland Course.

Dundonald Links

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Troon, South West

The 18-hole Dundonald Links (2003) is located in Troon on the Ayrshire golf coast south of Glasgow. Dundonald, designed by Kyle Phillips, is a modern day classic links inspired by the great Ayrshire links courses like Royal Troon, Prestwick and Western Gailes. The course is featured in the Top 100 in UK and Ireland and is the official venue for the 2017 Scottish Open.

Machrihanish Dunes

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Machrihanish, Argyll, South West

The 18-hole Machrihanish Dunes (2009) is set by the small village of Machrihanish on Scotland’s west coast. The award-winning golf course was designed by David McLay Kidd as a classical Scottish links golf course. Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views and a majestic dunescape, a pristine linksland protected by the Scottish government. Be rewarded by a truly unforgettable experience.

Cowal Golf Club

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Kirn, Dunoon, South West

The 18-hole Cowal Golf Club (founded in 1891) near Dunoon is laid out above the Firth of Clyde on the South-East facing slopes of the Cowal peninsula. The mature parkland course was designed by James S. Braid. It is an enjoyable a test of golf with spectacular views across the estuary, south over the island of Bute and beyond as far as Ailsa Craig in the distance.

Glasgow Golf Club - Gailes Links Golf Course

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Irvine, South West

The 18-hole Gailes Links Golf Course is located in Irvine on the West Coast. It is considered as one of the preferred championship links courses in Ayrshire.  Gailes was opened in 1892 by Glasgow Golf Club, the 9th oldest golf club in the world. It was designed by legendary golf architect Willie Park Jnr and has hosted major championship tournaments through the years.

Prestwick Golf Club

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Prestwick, South West

The 18-hole Prestwick Golf Club (1851) on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast is the original site of the first Open Championship in 1860. It is the unique landscape, which makes this golfing terrain unrivalled in the world. Old Tom Morris designed this links course, which shares it boundaries with Royal Troon on the Firth of Clyde.

Western Gailes Golf Club

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Irvine, South West

The 18-hole Western Gailes is located in Irvine, North Ayrshire close to Firth of Clyde. The true links golf course sits on very natural land with dunes, undulating terrain and finely contoured greens.  Any change in the strength or direction of the wind provides new challenges. Western Gailes is among the finest links courses in Scotland.

Carradale Golf Club

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Carradale, South West

The 9-hole Carradale Golf Club is located on the east side of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll, 25 miles south of Tarbert. It is considered to be a hidden gem offering stunning panoramas across the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran, Ailsa Craig and on a good day to Ayrshire.

Kirkcudbright Golf Club

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Kirkcudbright, South West

The 18-hole Kirkcudbright Golf Club (founded 1893) is located on the southern edge of the beautiful and historic town of Kirkcudbright with magnificent views of the town, the River Dee and the Galloway Hills. Enjoy a parkland course with gentle slopes, where each hole has its own unique feel and challenges. The course is rated in the top 100 of hidden gems.

Prestwick St. Nicholas Golf Club

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Prestwick, South West

The 18-hole Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club on the shores of the Firth of Clyde between Ayr and Glasgow was founded in 1851 and is the 26th oldest Golf Club in the world. The traditional Scottish links golf course with deep bunkers, running fairways, undulating greens and strands of gorse is a must for amateur golfers of all ages.

Thornhill Golf Club

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Thornhill, South West

The 18-hole Thornhill Golf Club (established 1893) is situated in Mid Nithsdale, Dumfries & Galloway. The course is a mixture of park and heathland with magnificent panoramic views. It runs over relatively level terrain and has been often described as a “hidden gem”.

The Machrihanish Golf Club

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Machrihanish, South West

The 27-hole Machrihanish Golf Club (1876) is situated on the western side of the Kintyre Peninsula by the small village of Machrihanish. The 18-hole championship course is a classical Scottish Links Course, which was laid out in 1879 by Old Tom Morris himself. It runs through majestic dunes and offers great views across to the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha.

Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club

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Prestwick, South West

The 18-hole Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club (founded 1899) is situtated in Prestwick on the famous Ayrshire Golf Coast. The inland golf course has an enviable reputation as a fabulous mature Parkland course, with picturesque fairways, challenging layout and excellent greens.