Western Gailes Golf Club

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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 w…
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Total score

  • course maintenance8.8
  • facilities8.1
  • clubhouse8.7
  • Value for money8.3
  • hospitality9.1
  • surroundings9.4

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Played on: 5 August 2020
Handicap while playing: 12.4

Ahead of my trip to Ayrshire I received a lot of recommendations to play Western Gailes. And it didn't disappoint. In the current Corona pandemic the clubhouse has a few restrictions. The golf shop is basically closed (you can get a logo ball or tee marker though if you ask) and the clubhouse is littered with one way signs so that people can keep social distance. The lo…

Played on: 25 September 2020
Handicap while playing: 0.8

En av mina absoluta favoritbanor när det kommer till allt från atmosfär till lay out till vyer. Redan när du glider in på parkeringen ser du banan som breder ut sig mellan dig och havet. Det känns orört, naturligt och så äkta. Än bättre blir det när du gång på gång får klättra upp på dessa sanddyner. Som bana betraktad är vinden din största motståndare och utan den så …

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Played on: 26 August 2019
Handicap while playing: 12.5

Langes Wochenende an der Westküste Schottlands. Ein Linksplatz wie er sein sollte. Wellige Fairways, schnelle ondulierte Greens, anspruchsvoll aber immer fair. Der Platz liegt zwischen der Bahn und der Küste, bei Wind wird er echt schwer. Wir hatten das Glück bei herrlichem Wetter (gefühlte 25°) und Windstill einen tollen Golftag zu erleben. Im recht hohen Greenfee ist na…

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Western Gailes

18 holes

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 north and eleven to the south. The course is never other than an excellent test of true links golf. Any change in the strength or direction of the wind, that usually varies between south-westerly and north-westerly off the adjacent Firth of Clyde, provides new challenges that are compounded by the undulating terrain and finely contoured greens cleverly located and set in the folds of the surrounding sand dunes. Together with the line of dunes running down the coastal stretch from the 5th to the 13th holes, the out of bounds wall from the 14th onwards, the plentiful supply of pot bunkers plus the meandering burns, all combine to present variety and a memorable challenge.

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