Traveling across the world to play golf and absorb the culture is a thrilling opportunity, one to be seized and relished. Once you arrive at your destination, however, it’s a nice perk if there are many exceptional golf courses located within a small radius. Then you can simply unpack your bags, settle in, and spend more time chasing birdies, enjoying the scenery and your companions while you spend less time traveling between your accommodations and the first tee.
I wanted to send a quick note and a picture regarding our trip. Thrilling pretty much sums up the trip. I want to thank you and the whole PerryGolf team for your professionalism and experience in setting up a trip we will remember for the rest of our lives. Every day provided a new and exciting experience which if possible, seemed greater than the day prior.
Have you ever taken a golf trip? How about one to the British Isles, or Scotland for one? What you may not know is that a tremendous amount of planning and efforts go into the creation (or at least should) of such golfing experiences, much of which is in the back of the house and behind the scenes. Here’s an inside look at a recent event in Scotland that PerryGolf attended.
The clubhouse at Western Gailes Golf Club is in the process of receiving a major facelift. The new development will introduce a new club shop, bag drop area and upgraded course entrance and exit. Furthermore the club plan to offer a gallery which will put on display articles relating to the Club’s history. The anticipated date of completion for these renovations is May of this year. It’s also worth noting that the lunch and snack menus will be re-vamped in April by the club’s new catering team.
Scotland is home to many of the world’s finest courses. In addition to the many Open Championship venues and bigger name courses, it is also home to some great courses which many people may not be aware of. I would consider Western Gailes to be one of the best ‘hidden gems’ around; situated about 10 minutes from Troon, the course is a true test of links golf and one which I consider to be a ‘must play’ if you spend any time in the Ayrshire area. Turnberry, Troon and Prestwick are all within striking distance of the course.