Western Gailes is one of a group of great links courses that shine brightly in that beautiful stretch of Ayrshire golfing country that stretches from Irvine to Prestwick and with but a short interruption south to the mighty links of Turnberry itself.
The quality of this great links, originally laid out by the club's greenkeeper in 1897, is reflected in the number of high profile events that have been contested there: the Curtis Cup, the PGA Championship, the Seniors' Amateur Championship, the Scottish Amateur and Boys' Championships among them. It has also been a regular venue for the final qualifying for the Open Championship.
This is pure unspoiled and traditional Scottish links with wonderful greens and crisp turf on the fairways.
The Western Gailes golf course is situated between the railway and the sea, so typical of the classic Ayrshire links courses, with both being very much in play for the errant golfer. It is also special amongst seaside courses that are no more than two holes wide, in having its clubhouse in a more or less central position leaving seven holes to the…