Located in North Ayrshire about 10 minutes from Troon, Western Gailes Golf Club is considered by many as the hidden gem of Scottish links. Dating back to 1897, the club provides a combination of the traditional and modern style links. Read more “Western Gailes Golf Club, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland”
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.
More details of the changes at Western Gailes can be read on their new website here.
I had the pleasure of playing Western Gailes last week, and whilst March is normally not the best time of year to be golfing in Scotland, the sun was splitting the sky and the course was in fantastic condition; so it was an excellent day out of the office! Not only was the full course open (not many courses can boast that at this time of year) but the greens were in great shape, and at the standard you’d normally expect in late spring. My golf was even up to scratch with four birdies thrown into the mix.
If you’ve never played Western Gailes and you’re considering a trip to Scotland, be sure to add it to the wish list because, in my opinion, it’s as good as it’s more famous neighbours, Royal Troon and Prestwick.
By Keith Baird. Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 13 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.