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.