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.
Contours of the land coupled with severely placed bunkers make it a fair but challenging links. Relying on natural defenses created by the sand dunes and wind, Western Gailes runs in a loop with its toughest stretch along the banks of the dunes that generally plays into the prevailing wind.
It comes as no surprise that professional and amateur golfers alike continue to travel from all corners of the world to play this enjoyable links course. Western Gailes has hosted many notable tournaments over the years which include serving as a final qualifying venue of The Open at Royal Troon and Turnberry, along with the Curtis Cup and eight Scottish Amateur Championships.
In addition to the course, the Clubhouse is reason for a visit as it sits above the links with views across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and beyond.
…making Western Gailes an experience you’ll never forget.
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