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    Ayrshire is a fascinating region with a rich history and numerous tourist attractions. The area’s chief natural feature is the beautiful Firth of Clyde. The main towns in Ayrshire are Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock. It was in the 11th Century that Ayrshire came to form part of the Scottish kingdom, thus history buffs will certainly enjoy exploring this fascinating region.

  • Golf Courses

    Turnberry Kintyre

    The Turnberry Kintyre Golf Course is the perfect complement and companion to the Ailsa Course at Turnberry. It has been rebuilt twice and commands one of the most spectacular views. The original Arran course was laid in 1909 and was severely damaged during the Second World War. It was rebuilt after the war by Philip Mackenzie who also redid the Ailsa Course. Turnberry Kintyre was recently ...

  • Ayrshire


    The harbor town of Troon in South Ayrshire is probably best known as a golfing destination. Boasting some six golf courses, Royal Troon is the most highly regarded course in Troon. The Royal Troon Golf Club as established in the town in 1878, with just 5 holes. In 1886, the course was expanded to 18 holes, and in 1923 the first Open Championship was hosted here. Since then, the Royal Troon ...

  • Ayrshire


    Located on the Firth of Clyde, Ayr is a delightful town and a bustling port. The Scottish town boasts a number of fine attractions and activities that will keep tourists busy for many days. One of the most renowned features of Ayr is the Ayr Racecourse, which hosts both National Hunt and flat racing events. Many visitors flock to the town in April for the Coral Scottish Grand National and in ...

  • Golf Courses


    Often referred to as Scotland’s Pebble Beach, Turnberry Ailsa in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland is perhaps the most scenic Open Championship course. Many regard it as the best course in Scotland, after St Andrews Old Course, and among the top ten in the world. Turnberry provides a complete golfing experience with an excellent layout, magnificent scenery and plenty of history. It is ...

  • Golf Courses

    Western Gailes

    Western Gailes is located on the Ayrshire coast, where many of the best golf courses in Scotland, like the Royal Troon and Turnberry are located and is certainly worthy of their company. Western Gailes Golf Club, founded in 1897, sits on a narrow strip of land wedged between the Irvine Bay and railway tracks. It is just four miles from Glasgow Airport and is one of the finest true links of ...

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    Isle Of Arran

    Sometimes called ‘Scotland in Miniature’, the Isle of Arran is Scotland’s most southerly island. One can divide the island in two in the same way they divide the mainland in two – separating the Highlands from the Lowlands. The Isle of Arran mirrors these geographical features with the rugged north being sparsely populated and the milder south acting as home to the majority of the island’s ...