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Tag: ayrshire

  • Golf Courses

    Shiskine Golf Club

    It is unlikely that you will play at a course like Shiskine Golf Club anywhere! One of Britain’s top 100 golf courses, it is an unusual 12-hole course that has gained cult status. This uncommon course at Blackwaterfoot on the Western side of the Isle of Arran, off the Ayrshire coast of Scotland poses a challenge reminiscent of early golf in Scotland. The course nestles at the foot of the ...

  • Golf Courses

    Dundonald Golf Course

    Dundonald Links Golf Course is a golfing masterpiece created in a region which has some of the best golf courses in Scotland. Located on the seaside near the legendary town of Troon it was earlier known as Southern Gailes Golf Club. Even before that Dundonald was an 18th century, nine-hole links layout that had been turned over to farm use during the Second World War. The property had fallen ...

  • Golf Courses

    Prestwick

    A golfing vacation to the Ayrshire coast area of Scotland is a very rewarding experience. Not far from Glasgow, hence very easy to reach, there are rich pickings here for golfers in the numerous world class golf courses located in some of the most scenic spots you can imagine. Prestwick Golf Club, just half an hour south west of Glasgow has a common boundary with Royal Troon and five minutes ...

  • Golf Courses

    Glasgow Gailes Golf Course

    If, like people, golf courses are judged by the company they keep Glasgow Gailes Golf Club is in a very enviable neighborhood indeed. Set along Scotland’s well known Ayrshire Coast, Glasgow Gailes is in such renowned company as Royal Troon, Prestwick, Barassie, Irvine Bogside, Turnberry and Western Gailes. A golfing holiday to this part of Scotland would certainly include a round here along ...

  • Golf Courses

    Kilmarnock Golf Club

    Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club is part of the rich pickings for golfers along the west coast of Scotland. It is located on the outskirts of Troon and was founded in 1887 as a full fledged eighteen-hole course. It has offered the golfer an outstanding links course for over an hundred years. Recently the club has increased the challenge with the addition of nine more holes. The golf courses ...

  • Castles

    Culzean

    The top floor apartment of Culzean Castle was presented to General Eisenhower in 1945 in recognition of his role during World War II – a thank you from Scotland. Today that apartment is rented to paying guests by the National Trust for Scotland, who received the castle from the 5th Marquess of Ailsa and the Kennedy family in 1945.

  • Castles

    Brodick

    Off the west coast of Scotland on the Isle of Arran stands a magnificent red sandstone castle, amidst the forests at the foot of Goatfell Mountain. This is Brodick Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton. The name Brodick means 'broad bay' in Norse.

  • Castles

    Loudoun

    Loudoun Castle in Ayrshire, south-west of Glasgow, stands about a mile from Galston. It was the ancestral home of the Campbell family of Loudoun. The earliest four storey square tower with a battlement, probably built by the Craufurds, incorporated into the present ruins dates to either the 12th or 13th century. In 1601, the First Earl of Loudoun, Sir John Campbell, Chancellor of Scotland, ...

  • Golf Courses

    Royal Troon

    Founded in 1878 the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland has three courses, the Old Course, Portand and the nine-hole course called Par Three. It has a famous neighbor in Prestwick and together they form an interesting golfing vacation. In its centenary year of 1978, Troon was bestowed with the Royal title, the only one awarded so far during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Golf Courses

    Belleisle Golf Course

    Belleisle Golf Club offers a public golf course in Ayr that is ranked among the best in Scotland. This municipal course is immaculately maintained and is host to several professional tournaments – one of the few true municipal courses to do so. Belleisle is a tough classic and parkland course where you will get your value for money and more. Set in rolling woodlands it is without doubt the ...