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Golf in South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire is a county covering the southern part of Ayrshire and lies on the western coast of Scotland. South Ayrshire's population is mostly concentrated in and around the coastal towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon. South Ayrshire has a distinctive appeal to visitors - long sandy beaches, rolling countryside, market towns and rural villages and a rich built and cultural heritage of unrivalled golf courses.

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Golf in South Ayrshire
On Wednesday 17 October 1860 a small group of like-minded golfers made their way towards the sandhills of Prestwick… Little did they know, they were about to make history! The first Open Championship was played on that day at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland, over three rounds of the twelve-hole links course. South Ayrshire offers many other well-known and historic golf courses in addition to the already mentioned Prestwick Golf Club: Royal Troon Golf Club, Trump Turnberry Resort, Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club and Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club. Make sure to play these South Ayrshire golf courses when visiting the area! The climate in South Ayrshire - typical of that in Western Scotland - is milder than that of Eastern Scotland due to the stronger maritime influence. The prevailing winds blow from the sea into South Ayrshire and the warm Gulf Stream also has a strong influence on Western Scotland. The nearest airport to South Ayrshire is Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK), which is primarily a destination for low-cost airlines. Prestwick Airport can be reached directly from European cities including Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Rome and Stockholm. The airport has its own railway station, with direct links to Glasgow Central Station (a 45-minute journey) and to Ayr (7 minutes).

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Trump Turnberry Resort
Such an amazing place. Una auténtica experiencia. Su servicio es impecable. La pro-shop es impresionante. Su staff van uniformados. Hay ropa de calidad estupenda. Hasta hace poco, tenían “Trump” en todas ropas. Hasta que han empezado a vender más por limitarse a poner Turnberry. Recomiendo parar en el faro después del hoyo 9 y tomar algo a medio camino con vistas i…
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Played on: 19 June 2018 Review date: 21 June 2018Handicap: 8.1
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Prestwick Golf Club
Historische grond! Hier werd het eerste Open gespeeld en - gek - dat gevoel neem je de hele ronde mee, en echt niet alleen omdat naast de ingang een echte replica van de Claret Jug staat. De baan telt veel vreemde holes, holes die eigenlijk niet kunnen of in elk geval niet lijken te passen. De par-4 eerste is akelig smal, de par-4 derde met een bunker van zomaar honderd m…
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8.9
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Played on: 15 March 2018 Review date: 15 March 2018Handicap: 0
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Prestwick Golf Club
Donde el primer Open Británico fue jugado en 1860. La casa club es espectacular y tiene una tradición e historia increible. Después de jugar, os recomiendo pedir que os den un tour por la casa club; os enseñen los autógrafos de los ganadores de Open, la réplica de la copa, el comedor de los members, la mesa donde se sentó la princesa Diana a firmar un autógrafo... es el…
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Played on: 22 June 2018 Review date: 22 June 2018Handicap: 8.1
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Royal Troon Golf Club
De Old Course is natuurlijk dé baan, maar aan de overkant van de weg ligt de Portland Course. Een ontwerp van McKenzie en ruim een eeuw oud is hij een goed alternatief voor wie de tweehonderd pond bij de buurman wat gortig vindt of als je toevallig komt op een dag dat de baan alleen open is voor leden. De eerste hole belooft weinig goeds, maar vanaf je aproach op hole 2 i…
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FAQ's about golf in South Ayrshire
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What is the best golf course in South Ayrshire?
Trump Turnberry Resort is the best golf course in South Ayrshire. Out of 14 golf courses in South Ayrshire, the rating 9.3 of Trump Turnberry Resort is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in South Ayrshire
Is South Ayrshire good for golf?
A 9.6 rating indicates South Ayrshire is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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